Mango Carpaccio with Spinach, Dates and Candied Pecans
Appetizers, Quick and Easy, Salads, Vegan

Mango Carpaccio Salad with Spinach, Dates and Honeyed Pecans

Carpaccio on a vegetarian food blog?!  Never!  But wait!  This recipe is not your normal carpaccio and I'll tell you why .... mango makes the difference .... Historically, carpaccio is thinly sliced raw meat or fish, which is served as an appetizer, however, I decided that vegetarians don't have to miss out on this delicacy… Continue reading Mango Carpaccio Salad with Spinach, Dates and Honeyed Pecans

Kale Green Apple Romaine Smoothie
Beverages, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Kale Green Apple Romaine Smoothie

Since I'm out of the kitchen for a few days, taking care of a family health issue, I thought I would share another smoothie from Sprouting Zen's Mindful Juicing Party. This time I decided to focus on the colour green.  How many green items could I incorporate and still have the smoothie taste delicious?  Green… Continue reading Kale Green Apple Romaine Smoothie

Plant Based Baked Sweet Potato Nachos with Guacamole
Appetizers, Lunch, Quick and Easy, Snacks, Vegan

Plant Based Sweet Potato Nachos with Creamy Guacamole

Nachos are a dish that nearly everyone loves, but made with corn tortilla chips and a slathering of cheese, they aren't usually viewed as "healthy".  For the theme of "Healthy Snack" for The Little Plantation's 12-Day Photography Challenge on Instagram, I decided to create a healthy version of this treat.  Read on to see how… Continue reading Plant Based Sweet Potato Nachos with Creamy Guacamole

Beverages, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Revitalizing Smoothie

Jen at Sprouting Zen hosted a five-day Mindful Juicing Party last week and I decided to try sticking to a colour theme for the party.  Monday, the theme was RED and I chose raspberries, pomegranates, and a pinch of dulse to set the colour scheme. As for juicing, it's a healthy way for the body… Continue reading Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Revitalizing Smoothie

Dinner, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Brussels Sprouts and Apple with Persimmon and Pomegranates

Christmas is approaching fast and we're all looking for tasty, yet creative dishes for dinners over the holidays. Well, here is a dish that will become a holiday favourite and one that you can make all the year through. It's our Christmas present to you and I'll tell you why .... Brussels sprouts. Whenever I… Continue reading Brussels Sprouts and Apple with Persimmon and Pomegranates

Carrot and Fennel Soup with Pistachios ~ a healthy comfort soup for any meal
Quick and Easy, Soups, Vegan

Carrot Fennel Soup with Pistachios

With my Christmas shopping already complete and the season in full swing, I thought I'd take a break from Christmas recipes to share something more mainstream.  Soups are so wonderfully comforting this time of year.  For autumn, I shared my Kale and White Bean Autumn Soup but I thought I should begin to share more… Continue reading Carrot Fennel Soup with Pistachios

Egg Nog Rice Pudding ~ a delicious creamy dessert with a spicy nutmeg Christmas flavour!
Desserts, Holiday Cooking, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Creamy Eggnog Rice Pudding (Vegan and Non-Vegan)

Eggnog and Christmas ........... Christmas and Eggnog.  The two go together like Valentine's Day and hearts, or birthdays and balloons.  Whenever I see Eggnog appear in the stores, I get a rush of that Christmas cheer that starts me smiling.  This year I was able to try some Grass Fed Eggnog and wow, was it… Continue reading Creamy Eggnog Rice Pudding (Vegan and Non-Vegan)