salads

Mixed Berry Salad with Spinach and Walnuts

This spinach salad is so light and the fresh berries make a great combination. Try it with my  sesame ginger dressing, recipe below. Yield: 2 salads Ingredients: 3 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cucumber 2 celery stalks 1 tbsp. sesame seeds For the… Continue reading Mixed Berry Salad with Spinach and Walnuts

beans and pulses, slow cooker, soups and stews, vegan recipes

Simple Three Bean Chili with Corn

I love making chili, it's so simple, healthy, and easy on your budget. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you might have it all on hand.  Prepare this in the morning and by the time you get home, you'll have a lovely dinner ready to go.This recipe is a basic vegetarian and vegan… Continue reading Simple Three Bean Chili with Corn

raw vegan recipes, salads, side dishes

Raw Cucumber and Tomato Salad

I love when tomatoes come in season, so sweet I can't stop eating them! This refreshing salad is packed with flavor, simple ingredients, and minimal prep. Perfect for summer evenings to compliment any dish. Note: This salad is a great basic recipe, it's also amazing with the addition of fresh herbs like mint, basil, or… Continue reading Raw Cucumber and Tomato Salad

slow cooker, soups and stews, vegan recipes

Slow Cooker Chili with Red Bell Pepper

I love this simple chili with hints of cumin and paprika.  Just a few minutes of prep, let it simmer all day, and when you get home you have a delicious meal. I like to serve this with warmed tortillas, over baked potatoes, or with a salad. Yield: 2 quarts of chili Ingredients: 1 x 14 ounce… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chili with Red Bell Pepper

breakfast recipes

Cabbage Pancakes with Chili Mayonnaise

I love trying out new recipes, and I had these for the first time last year made by some dear friends. I've adapted my own recipe and wanted to share this delicious, quick, and simple recipe with you. Vegan note: Try a liquid egg substitute or flax egg, and a non-dairy mayonnaise for this recipe.… Continue reading Cabbage Pancakes with Chili Mayonnaise

beans and pulses, vegetarian recipes

Refried Bean and Rice Burritos

On the weekends, I love to prep cook and plan some meals for the week. I was looking through my pantry and had some rice, a can of refried beans, and some green enchilada sauce, so I decided to make burritos. It's an easy meal when your short on time, or tired from a busy… Continue reading Refried Bean and Rice Burritos

side dishes

Roasted Red Potatoes with Paprika

I love roasting potatoes, and veggies in the oven. It's a great way to meal prep a little extra to have through the week. It takes minimal prep time and the oven does all the work! I like to leave the skins on, you can also peel the potatoes if you prefer. These are great… Continue reading Roasted Red Potatoes with Paprika

baking, beans and pulses, vegetarian recipes

Baked Enchilada Casserole

This lovely casserole is so simple, has less than ten ingredients, its simple, and not to mention delicious. Layers of corn tortillas, refried beans, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, corn, and fresh cilantro will make smiles all around the table. In this recipe I made it vegan, feel free to make this your own and add… Continue reading Baked Enchilada Casserole