Black Bean Chili with Frozen Tofu

Leftover tofu? Freeze it. Freezing tofu changes its soft texture to a chewy meatlike (ground chuck) coarse ingredient. It also increases tofu’s spongelike ability to absorb the flavours of ingredients ...

Stir-fried Tofu and Tempeh with Vegetables in Curried Cashew Nut Butter Sauce

I really like combining organic tofu and tempeh in a recipe. The contrasting textures are so satisfying. Cashew nut butter is so delicious, especially when combined with Asian ingredients such ...

Green Gold Smoothie

I like to drink this Green Gold Smoothie because it cools me down as it energizes me. Refreshing on a humid day! I recently received a Breville the Boss blender ...

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Beans From Scratch

How to Buy and Soak Beans From Scratch Buy: Beans last a ...

Nutritional Yeasts

Nutritional yeasts can be used as condiments and supplements. They are rich ...

Fair Trade Quinoa Tabouli

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Eat To The Beat, ...

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Gluten & Dairy Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten & dairy free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are delicious. Easy to prepare, everyone can enjoy these cookies. Use Fair Trade sugar and chocolate chips. Makes: 3 dozen (36 cookies) Preheat oven to 325⁰F Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups Bob ‘S Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup […]

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Fabulous Fermented Foods

So many of the foods and beverages we enjoy are a result of fermentation. Spirits, wine, and beer, breads, dairy products, tempeh and miso, even olives, tea, and coffee all require bacteria to provide the flavour we love and the nutrients we need. From the Latin fervere, which means to boil or bubble, fermentation is […]

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Chocolate Chip Bark

When I was a vegan university student trying to eat organic, Fair Trade chocolate desserts on a budget, almost every dessert I whipped up started with affordable chocolate chips. I like to nibble, hence the bark recipe. Little pieces of confection satisfy me for hours. MAKES 1 LB (500 G) Ingredients: 2½ cups (625 mL) […]

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Crispy Nori Walnut Snack

This flavourful Japanese-inspired Crispy Nori Walnut Snack is very easy to prepare. Nori is a sea vegetable that has been dried and pressed into sheets. It is most commonly used to wrap rice or as the exterior of sushi rolls. MAKES 4 CUPS (1 L) Ingredients: ½ cup (125 mL) walnuts 3 cups (750 mL) […]

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Flex Appeal Cookbook Signing

Join myself and co-author Pat Crocker for a special book signing of our newly published flexitarian cookbook, Flex Appeal, today from 4-7pm at The Big Carrot. Come by, say hi and get your very own copy of Flex Appeal hot off the press!

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