Beans & Legumes

CREAMY RED LENTIL PASTA WITH MUSHROOMS & BASIL

CREAMY RED LENTIL PASTA WITH MUSHROOMS & BASIL

Red lentil pasta has become my go-to for quick and easy dinners. I buy ones in fun shapes and just grab whatever is in my fridge. But this particular dish was so good I had to share. Mushrooms and shallots in the creamy cheese sauce […]

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

I love beluga lentils, and I love broccolini. Put those two together and scatter with chilies and I’m happy. I made this for my friend’s birthday. She has become a vegan so my challenge this year was to make an exciting, interesting, and delicious dinner. […]

POTATO LENTIL SALAD

POTATO LENTIL SALAD

We ordered a vegan lunch at work and it came with a potato salad. I was interested to see how they would make it as potato salads are defiantly not vegan with all the mayo and eggs that make the sauce. This one came with […]

RED LENTIL PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

RED LENTIL PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

I’ve never been a fan of pasta alternatives, but now that there is more of a demand for them, I have found that there are some really good ones on the market. When it comes to red lentils, I only eat them in a soup […]

BEET HUMMUS

BEET HUMMUS

I have a friend who is vegan and when she visits I usually have some kind of hummus and pita chips available for us to snack on. I bought a beetroot hummus from the store and it wasn’t that great. It was sweet and lacked […]

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

This is such a beautiful dish, and very flavourful. Veggies fried in rosemary oil with a lemon rosemary mayo is a great dish to enjoy in the summer. You can use all sorts of vegetables, but I really like the zucchinis and cauliflower. The chickpeas […]

MEXICAN TORTILLA PIE

MEXICAN TORTILLA PIE

No words for how good this is. Easy to assemble and feeds a lot of people. It’s spicy because I’m a spicy girl. So if you’re not into spice, you can use less chilli powder and jalapeno.

CHICKPEA QUINOA SOUP

CHICKPEA QUINOA SOUP

This veggie soup is hearty and sticks to your bones on a cold winter’s day. I make a lot of soups in the winter and this is one of my go-to lunches. The chickpeas and quinoa go well together. I use a few can goods […]

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

There is a restaurant in Toronto called GUSTO 101. They have this kale salad that is absolutely amazing. It’s one of their signature dishes. Their Cavolo Nero has kale, currants, pine nuts, pecorino, and a lemon vinaigrette. Every time I go there I order it. […]

MOROCCAN BEEF STEW WITH CHICKPEAS

MOROCCAN BEEF STEW WITH CHICKPEAS

I found a spice mix called Ras el Hanout. It’s a Moroccan mix that has cinnamon, turmeric, red chili flakes, coriander, ginger, anise, allspice, paprika flakes, long pepper, cumin, nutmeg, white pepper, caraway, nigella seeds, cardamom, mace, galangal, fenugreek, red rose petals, cloves, spearmint leaves, […]