Nutrition

Spring veggies with quinoa and hemp hearts

Asparagus and snow peas are two spring vegetables that taste great together. This spring salad with quinoa, hemp hearts and kale is packed with protein, minerals and vitamins. If your diet is plant-based, this is a complete meal for you. If you enjoy meat, try adding grilled chicken slices to the salad. Hemp hearts are highly nutritious but delicate seeds […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Oven baked french fries with dips

Here are some simple and nutritious recipe ideas that can be served as a starter, snack or side dish: oven baked french fries with red pepper and guacamole dips. Vegetarians and vegans alike may enjoy these savoury potatoes and wholesome dips as part of their main meal. Bon appétit! Oven baked french fries 600 gr potatoes (or one big […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Hot chili for chilly days

Here’s a vegan/vegetarian chili that can warm up a crowd on a cold wintery day. It’s made with black beans, adzuki beans, green lentils, dark beer, peppers, pure tomato sauce and other plant-based ingredients. If you’re a meat eater, you can substitute one type of legume with lean ground meat. Plant-based diets, with little or […]

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Nutrition, Stress Management

Comforting homemade vegetable soup

John and I took our daughter Kristen to the airport this morning. As I am writing this post, she is flying back to Canada after having spent Christmas with us. It isn’t easy being separated from your children, let alone being separated by an ocean. But, kids have to move on and find their own way in […]

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Nutrition

Black bean, quinoa and walnut loaf

When my youngest daughter is home, that’s when I come up with my best ideas for vegan recipes. You got it, she’s vegan! The loaf featured above is 100% vegan and was part of our Christmas meal. It was absolutely delicious. My husband John, who isn’t vegan or vegetarian, loved it. The loaf can be served as a main […]

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Nutrition

Spelt pasta with oat cream, leeks and mushrooms

This wholesome pasta dish bursts with flavour. I made the sauce with oat cream – a combination of organic oat milk and softened cashews blended together. The result is a light and nutty cream sauce.  For the pasta, I used whole grain spelt pasta which is more nutritious than white pasta.  I am very pleased with the outcome of this dish […]

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