Falafel Burgers w/Onions, Mushrooms & Tahini Sauce

We love LOVE veggie burgers AND falafels… put them together and you have these delicious FALAFEL BURGERS! I swear, I could live on these… I truely love them! I especially LOVE the onion/mushroom topping with home made Tahini Sauce…. MmmMmmMmm! I love... read more

VIDEO: How to Make Almond Milk

It took me a few years before I started making my own almond milk. To be honest I was always very intimidated and I was convinced it was way too complicated to make almond milk ~ kinda SILLY given I had never EVER tried to make almond milk myself! Funny how we (ok, I)... read more

Vegetable & Wild Rice Stir-fry

For those who follow me, you will know that I’m the queen of “wing-it” when I create in the kitchen 😉 I scan the fridge to see what I have on hand, I imagine what will work well together, and then I start chopping and creating. Sure, I often adjust... read more

Ode to Green GREEN Smoothies

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that Green GREEN Smoothies are most definitely my favourite – I feel so much better when I reduce the fruit (i.e. include no more than 1-2 apples/pears and 1-2 limes/lemons) and combine with TONS of... read more

Colourful Salad w/Creamy Dressing

    I make our go-to-work (aka go-to-school) lunches every day and usually this ritual occurs at 5am and I don’t want to spend a lot of time (although I’m up at 4:30am and totally a morning person :-D) but I’m still always looking for... read more

Choosing a Blender

If you are really serious about blending, creating smoothies, creating raw ice creams, nut butters, soups, sauces and so much more – I believe it’s worth saving your pennies to invest in a high quality blender when choosing a blender. I have a way that you... read more

Blueberry Banana Citrus Smoothie

Blueberries are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 60 other fresh fruits & vegetables.  Try this Blueberry Banana Smoothie and reap all the benefits! There are several types of antioxidants and they are best sourced from fresh fruits and vegetables... read more

VIDEO: How to Make a Green Smoothie

Smoothies are truely amazing creatures and they are very easy to make! I’ll show you how to make a green smoothie that is sure to please the whole family. Smoothies are best in the morning, although enjoying them throughout the day is also super fun.... read more

Vegetable Stir-fry

I love stir-fry! It’s such an easy dinner to make, you can use whatever veggies you have on hand, add any legume, some cooked rice and any spices that you like. Serve with a salad and you have a delicious, filling, healthy, plant-based, whole foods dinner that... read more

Chili Stew

It’s been a little wet and cool these last few days (yup, it is June so not so normal for us!) so we wanted something a little stew-like, something that would warm your insides – and with that and a scan of the fridge this Chili Stew was created!  Inspired... read more


I love LOVE bruschetta as a treat every now and again. I say treat because there is a fair amount of olive oil, although you can make it with less oil but I must admit I love it and find it hard to have the “less oil” version – but that’s just... read more

1 Day Mini Cleanse

1-Day Mini-Cleanse? Well, let’s see if it’s right for you. Do you ever feel like your body just needs a quick reset? Perhaps you are a little more tired than usual. Perhaps you’ve been working too much and not exercising enough.  Perhaps you’ve... read more

Ruby Picante Smoothie

  A wonderful ruby red smoothie that is filled with immune boosting nutrients.  Not only is it high in dietary fibre, but it’s also very high in potassium as well as vitamins A & C. A good source of iron and calcium as well as high in magnesium and... read more

Easy Peasy Potato Salad

Ok, truth be known I have so many recipes I try that in my mind, are so easy peasy I often wonder if I should even bother to post them. But every time I do, I find you are all thirsty for the easies of recipes and they tend to be the most popular.  So here I go,... read more

Gazpacho Smoothie

I really love LOVE savoury smoothies, especially around lunch or dinner time.  They provide a different level of “comfort” for the tummy and satisfy in a different way than the fruit/green smoothies.  I’m sure you will love them as much as I do.... read more

Strawberry Dream Smoothie

We love LOVE strawberries! Combine them with avocado and banana and you get a wonderful creamy dreamy texture to your smoothie!  Yum!  This smoothie is high in potassium, dietary fiber plus a great source for Vitamins A & C and a good source of iron and calcium.... read more

Oven Roasted Vegetable Penne

I so love discovering new products and sharing them with my readers!! 😉  My latest find is from Maison Le Grand a husband and wife team located in Montreal area and they (as I have discovered) offer a wonderful product line of Pesto and Rosée Sauces.  The best part is... read more

Cashew Chewy Balls

I don’t know about you but I have a pretty active sweet tooth!  The problem is, if I have regular vegan baked goods it somehow triggers me and I eat everything in sight (ya, I have a bit of a problem that way ;-)) and then I feel awful afterwards, it lasts for a... read more

Four (4) Immune Boosting Smoothies

Whether you are fighting an illness, trying to recover from illness and/or looking to prevent illness you will want to keep your body’s immune system in top shape with these immune boosting smoothies. By increasing your consumption of fruits, vegetables and most... read more

Refreshing Greens Smoothie

I’m currently on a “green GREEN smoothie” kick  what that means is I’m using minimal fruit and mostly greens in my smoothies. I don’t know about you, but I feel sooooo much “cleaner” and “energized” when I enjoy... read more

Morning Boost Smoothie

Well, back after a week of vacation of sun and sand and back in the swing of things today.  How I missed sharing with y’all Starting the week with an ever so green smoothie….Mmmmmmm, love my green smoothies. This one is chocked full of nutrients – a... read more

Blueberry Oats & Almond Milk

Hubby’s favourite breaky that really hits the spot.  As a bonus, it’s low in sodium, high in calcium and dietary fiber, a good source for iron thanks to the pumpkin seeds and also high in Vitamins C and E. Not to mention it provides plenty of protein.... read more

Mango Kale Smoothie

Yup, I ♡♡ Mangos and I ♡♡ Kale!!  Put it together and I’m definitely feeling the ♡♡♡♡ Nutritionally this smoothie offers high dietary fiber and high potassium.  As well it’s very very high in vitamin A and C as well it’s a good source for vitamin B6,... read more

Cleansing Green Smoothie

I do love greeny green smoothies and have many green smoothies that may interest you like Thick & Frothy Green Smoothie, GrGrGreen Smoothie, Greeny Green Smoothie, Greeny Smoothie and finally today’s Cleansing Green Smoothie which is a little different than... read more

Kitchen Gadgets (I can’t live without!)

I’m often asked what kitchen gadgets are required for a plant-based almost raw vegan kitchen – and more specifically I am asked what do I recommend for an Almost Raw Vegan kitchen. Well, the best way to answer that question is to tell you what I personally... read more

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup w/ Thai Pesto

  I tried another recipe from Easy Vegan today. Ok, but I don’t really follow recipes 😉 I always, and I mean always adjust, add, replace, remove ingredients based on what I have in the kitchen and also based on our tastes. I like to call it my creativity... read more

Orange Goji Berry Smoothie

Ok, so when I create an oh-so-simple smoothie like this orange goji berry smoothie, a part of me thinks it’s way too simple to share BUT I do love to share and perhaps you will enjoy this even though it is pretty basic?  😉 This smoothie is super refreshing and... read more

Oven Roasted Vegetable Pizza & Pizza Salad

Ok, ok, so you’ve probably figured out by now that Friday’s are generally pizza night in our house.  I don’t know what it is – but there’s just something about relaxing at home after a long week with a pizza or pizza salad and a nice... read more

Tomato Vegetable Soup

On cold snowy winter days like today, there’s nothing like soup.  I love this tomato vegetable soup, it’s chunky, hearty and really hits the spot. Ingredients: 4-6 servings 2 Tbsp olive oil 1-1/2 red onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 5 stalks celery,... read more

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a wonderful dish, especially Vegan Shepard’s pie! It’s perfect any time of year – but I especially love this comfort food on frosty winter days/nights!  It so hits the spot! Not only is it easy to make but it warms the soul!... read more

Yummy Salad Creation

OK, so we all know I’m about as lazy as it gets when it comes to food preparation. Especially on a school night – if I can’t make it within 10-15 minutes then I just don’t do it!!  Oh and  no, I’m not in school, I’ve been working... read more

Spicy Creamy Cheesy Kale Pasta

Thanks toCheapAndSimpleVeganRecipes.com for the inspiration for this dish. Here’s my adapted version – I adjusted the mix of ingredients somewhat based on what I had on hand..  This recipe made enough for 2 for dinner and also gave us leftovers for lunch... read more

Pineapple Mango Salsa

This pineapple mango salsa is a really yummy recipe! 1/2 pineapple and/or 1 large mango, chopped into small cubes 2 cloves crushed garlic 1/4 cup diced onions 1 cup chopped cilantro 1 ripe avocado, cubed 1 green pepper, chopped into small cubes juice of 1/2 lemon Mix... read more

Almost Raw Vegan Food Pyramid

An Almost Raw Vegan diet follows the same principles as a Raw Vegan diet the only difference is an Almost Raw Vegan will also enjoy some cooked foods The ARV approach includes a foundation of dark leafy greens with lots of vegetables, some fruits, topped with protein... read more

Herbed Cashew Cheese Spread

It’s only a week ago since I made my first batch of nut cheese, and I have to say it’s a heck of a lot easier than I thought it would be.   It does take time to ferment, but other than the time for fermenting the rest is easy-peasy….. and we know how... read more

His & Her Breakfasts

We both have different tastes in the morning.  I love smoothies 😉 Ummm, perhaps you noticed that already?  While my better half enjoys a nice bowl of fruit with oats. His Breakfast: This bowl of fruit breakfast is oh-so-easy (are you starting to notice a theme to my... read more

Refresher Salad

I don’t know about you, but I find this combination of cucumbers and bell peppers to be oh-so-refreshing. 1 cucumber, chopped (you may wish to remove the peel if you are not using organic) 1 red pepper, chopped 1 yellow pepper, chopped 2-3 tbsp chopped basil... read more

Choosing a Juicer

I love my Breville Juice Fountain Plus – oh, and since originally writing this post and researching juicers, I am now the proud owner of the Omega 8006 ;-). Oh and for the record my most favourite juice in the whole-wide-word is this Cleansing Juice! But when it... read more

Cleansing Juice

I love my Breville juicer (if you are looking for a juicer check out my thoughts on Choosing a Juicer), I love juice, I especially love green juice!!  I always feel better after a green juice, it’s amazing how wonderful it makes you feel. Here’s... read more

Almond Butter and Banana Snack

Ok, so I just wanted a little something different and made this quick and easy snack.  This almond butter and banana snack is so easy to make and it’s guaranteed to hit the spot each and every time! A definite keeper Ingredients: 1 large chard leaf 1 Banana 2... read more

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

Yum!!  My recipe below is inspired by Judita Wignal (aka on Facebook: Raw Judita) from her book Going Raw.  If you don’t already have her book I would highly recommend you buy it… not only for the great recipes, but she also offers great tips and tricks as... read more

Buddha Bowl

I tried Kris Carr’s Buddha Bowl for the first time, oh my gawd it was a definite hit.  We loved it!! Very tasty AND easy to make.  My version of this recipe is included below and was inspired by Kris Carr’s recipe in Crazy Sexy Diet,   The best part, you... read more

Cacao-Avocado Pudding

For those who LOVE pudding, this Cacao Avocado Pudding is dairy free, refined sugar-free and because of that it’s SUPER nutritious and healthy. You will definitely want to try this!!  You’d never guess it’s made with avocado or that it’s raw... read more

Vegan Pizza or Pizza Salad Option

Ok, so truth be known we have a weakness for pizza!  But then again, who doesn’t? We often have pizza once a week (ish), although it is more of a winter fare for us.  I make my own Pizza Dough and it is sooo very easy to make, and I so love knowing and deciding... read more

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