In my quest to lose weight there was one particular food that was a challenge for me to stay away from, and that my friends, was pasta. I was never much of a meat-eater, or a veggie-lover growing up, but I was most definitely a pasta-holic. I could eat them plain, and in large quantities and mixing pasta with cheese (Kraft Dinner anyone?) was a deadly combination for me. I was simply addicted to this starchy food, and it was a challenge to keep me away from pasta so I could shed some pounds. Then I heard about veggie pasta, a guilt-free way to enjoy a bowl of “pasta” and sauce without feeling bloated afterwards. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category
As I’m writing this, the sun is shining and it’s mighty hot out there! With the humidity it feels like 38 C, and that’s plenty hot enough by Canadian standards. Summer is definitely here and whipping up a green smoothie is a great way to cool off, while at the same time getting ample nutrition.
Now you may ask, what exactly is in a green smoothie?
The answer: leafy green vegetables and fruits.
I know that the prospect of putting in spinach or swiss chard in a smoothie would turn off even the most adventurous food-lovers, but think of it as a super healthy version of a V8 drink. Trust me when I say, you are not sacrificing taste in a green smoothie at all!
This post will be all about cakes! Honestly, who doesn’t love cake? True, I’m more of a pie person, but there’s something satisfying about baking these sugary delights from scratch for a special occasion like your mother’s birthday, your first vegiversary, Easter or father’s day!
Before I went vegan, I never baked a cake from scratch. There was never any need to. Because store-bought cake always has egg or milk in the ingredients, now I have no choice to make one if I want to have some cake at any given event or occasion.
At first it seemed inconvenient that I would have to make every cake from scratch, but once I got into it, I was surprised at how easy it was to bake a cake. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like me, you tend to let yourself go during the winter season. It’s usually the time when we bring out the chips, cookies and other santa-shaped goodies, despite trying hard all year to lose those extra pounds. Face it, when it’s cold out there, you just want to stay indoors and eat comfort food by the fire.
Well today I discovered a surprisingly healthy alternative to one of the usual comfort craving foods I mentioned. And yes, it includes a leafy green. Who woulda thunk it?
I literally JUST finished eating this amazing stroganoff recipe that I tried for the first time today, and I find that it’s so creamy and delicious that I had to share it.
I personally haven’t had stroganoff of any kind for over 6 years when I stopped eating red meat, so I was very excited to make and eat this. The result: I was not disappointed, and neither was my meat-loving family!
I almost guarantee that you you wont miss the meat (that is, if you still eat it), with this surprisingly easy and flavourful dish: Read the rest of this entry »
I love smoothies and I love avocado, but for some reason I never put the two together. Avocados rank as one of my favourite flavours in the world, just by itself. I never thought that I could make it even more delicious than it already is.
I had some ripe avocados sitting around and as much as I enjoy nibbling on them, I wanted a different way to use it up. I went online to find quick and easy ways to use up my avocados, when I came across an avocado smoothie recipe. I was surprised that it was even possible, and the shade of green looked so pretty. Read the rest of this entry »
Once every week I was asked to make a meal for the entire family to give my mother a break in the kitchen. Since then I have made a variety of different meals, all which have been a huge hit so far. Long before I became vegetarian (in fact I was only excluding red meat in my diet at the time), I came across this Mexican Meatless Lasagne, in my search for recipes my family would love.
I was curious if it would be any good, so I decided to go for it, despite how much the rest of my family loved meat in their meals. Read the rest of this entry »
Tofu is an important part of a vegetarian diet. In many cases it’s the main source of protein in a meal. I know when I first decided to be a vegetarian, I wasn’t too keen on having to incorporate this white mushy sponge, as I liked to refer it, into my new diet.
However I trudged on, researching endless for tofu recipes that I would try, and hopefully like. When my cousin finally heard my plea for help, she suggested that I try to fry the tofu on the stove. Read the rest of this entry »