• Tips,  Vegan

    7 Pantry Items For the Beginner Vegan

    Often the thought of switching vegan/plant-based is paired with the idea that the foods are flavourless and there’s going to be a lot to loose. Being on the other side, I can say with full confidence that I’m enjoying way more flavour in my food now than I ever have before and I’ve only gained more love and knowledge for the foods I eat. But I wanted to help ease the transition for anyone curious in living a more veggie forward life so I came up with 7 pantry items for the beginner vegan to have on hand. . Accessibility I’ll be the first to admit that I love a good…

  • Dinner,  Vegan

    15 minute garlic breadsticks

      Inspired by the garlic breadsticks you dream about from your favourite Italian restaurant…or maybe it’s Pizza Hut. I mean, you can’t deny they make some killer garlic breadsticks. These sticks are full of flavour, soft with the slightest bit of crunch and great for sweeping across an empty pasta bowl to pick up that leftover sauce. The best part? They only take 15 minutes to whip up and only requires 5 ingredients. 15 minute cheat recipes are my jam! Whether you’re in a rush thinking of a last minute side for dinner or maybe you’re hosting a big party and have a lot of cooking ahead. Whatever the reason,…

  • Dinner,  Vegan

    Vegan Vegetable Gnocchi

    Quick & Easy Vegetable Gnocchi My husband is obsessed with gnocchi. For that reason we typically always have a couple packs on hand. This meal is great for those tough nights where you just don’t know what to make for dinner. This was created on one of those nights. We had a variety of pre-cut vegetables, some left over vegetable broth and with some seasonings a delicious meal was created. To add more protein we love to dice up the Field Roast Sausages and toss them into the mix. The quantities are odd with this one. I’d say its a large portion for 2 people or a small/medium sized portion…

  • Tips,  Vegan

    5 Ways to make an Impact Today

    There are a LOT of reasons to switch to a more plant-based/vegan lifestyle. If we’re talking about making impact then a vegan lifestyle is for you. It’s not just about loosing weight — actually its not at all about loosing weight. It’s about living a more empathetic and holistic lifestyle. It’s about gaining a deeper connection to food, nutrition, our beautiful mother earth and all the living creatures living amongst us. I understand switching is a big task to take on. You’re literally changing everything you know about food. From what to eat to knowing how to prepare it and consume it. Even sometimes, where to obtain it. I’m not…

  • Dinner,  Vegan Recipes

    Green Lentil Vegetable Soup

    Green Lentil Vegetable Soup…who would’ve thought I’d be creating warm soup recipes in the middle of July?! But, here I am 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m often confronted with people telling me they’re searching for more protein in their diet. Especially when contemplating switching to vegan/plant-based. I find it comes easy to me, once you really open up to other foods that you normally wouldn’t go for. Nuts, seeds and different vegetables all provide exactly what you need. This soup is just one more example of me accidentally making a high protein vegan meal. Not only that but its also high in fibre! Remember, the animals the average human consumes eats a plant-based…

  • Baking,  Vegan

    15 minute cinnamon rolls

    I should have known my 15 minute cinnamon rolls would be a hit 😂 It makes me so proud to have so many followers as passionate about food and cinnamon buns as I am. My husband and I love to snack after dinner, once our little sir is down for the night. We just happened to have Pillsbury Crescent roll dough in the fridge and whipped these up. You all loved them and couldn’t believe there was such thing as 15 minute cinnamon rolls I felt obligated to share the cinna-love. Pillsbury crescent rolls are one of my favourite accidnetly vegan products out there. I think I eat it more…

  • Lunch,  Vegan,  Vegan Recipes

    5 Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas

    Just the thought of switching to a vegan lifestyle can be overwhelming. When my husband and I first made the switch, I wasn’t worried about dinners. I could plan those. My breakfast? It was already vegan friendly. I was worried about lunch. What could you possibly replace a ham and cheese sandwich with?! Was my first thought. It took some time before I felt comfortable straying away from a smoothie and a snack for lunch every day. And let me tell you, its a decision I haven’t regretted one bit. So here I am sharing my findings of yummy vegan friendly sandwich replacements that will rock your world and send your…

  • Travel

    6 Reasons to Visit Portugal

    Oh Portugal….With borders closed, the days of international travel seem to be too far for comfort.  I had pictured maternity leave a whole lot different than how it’s been going – but hey, such is life.  It seems fitting that on day 3590 of quarantine, I choose to escape to Portugal for a bit.  Portugal was our last stop on our honeymoon. After a 7-night Mediterranean cruise to and from Barcelona we hopped on a plane and landed in Lisbon. Although, our journey didn’t stop there; we continued about 30 minutes out of Lisbon and stayed in Estoril. We were less than 5 minutes walking distance to beautiful beaches, bars…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

    Biting into a thick, dense, moist brownie is mouth watering…and these Peanut Butter Banana Brownies are no different. I had never been a big chocolate person. I was always into candy and non-chocolatey baked goods. But something about brownies… I get cravings that I just can’t ignore.   If you’ve been able to get through the covid quarantine without all the sugary cravings then I applaud you. But that surely has not been the case for me 😂 Naturally I fell victim to my brownie and peanut butter craving and decided to explore a bit! With a ton of banana’s on the counter and a love for peanut butter, it…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes (& vegan friendly!)

    There is nothing like pancakes on Saturday morning. If you asked me, I’d eat breakfast for every single meal of the day! Everything from waffles, to pancakes, French toast, tofu scramble, breakfast sandwiches and more. Thats why these Banana Bread Pancakes have become a family favourite fast! I’ve always been one to respect breakfast. You’ll never catch me dashing out of the house with an empty stomach. I love to wake up slowly. Enjoy a latte, eat my breakfast at a reasonable pace and think about the day ahead. I’m also pretty routine when it comes to what I eat for breakfast — Monday to Friday I eat some variation of…