Salads

Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Pecans & Vegan Blue Cheese

Well its Canadian Thanksgiving Monday today and after too much overindulgence, we decided to enjoy some lighter, healthier fare today to balance things out.  This roasted beet salad was the result and it’s a keeper. A fresh tasting combination of unique flavors this salad will get the seal of approval from the most discerning foodie… Continue reading Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Pecans & Vegan Blue Cheese

Desserts and Sweets

Chocolate Pots de Creme (Vegan)

This is the dessert to make when you really want to make a positive impression.   Translated from French, the dessert in English would be called “Pots of Cream”.   Kind of humdrum when translated, so we much prefer the French version, pronounced “Poe-de-krem” This is not only a truly exquisite dessert, it’s also very… Continue reading Chocolate Pots de Creme (Vegan)

Appetizers

Vegan Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

You have to try these amazing stuffed mushrooms.   I serve them to omni friends who rave about them. The vegan cheese and sausage could fool any omni into thinking these mushrooms are made with animal products, but they are 100 percent cruelty-free and delicious. I am liking the Daiya cheese lately too.   When… Continue reading Vegan Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Dishes · Miscellaneous · Other · Side Dishes · Veggies

Sauteed Mushroom and Red Pepper Quinoa with Raisins and Pine Nuts (Vegan)

When a friend had asked me if I cooked much with quinoa, I hated to admit that I did not.  I think I tried it once or twice and was not sure why I didn’t cook with it more.  It is tasty, flavorful and of course, a superfood. After creating this dish today, we decided… Continue reading Sauteed Mushroom and Red Pepper Quinoa with Raisins and Pine Nuts (Vegan)

Side Dishes

Twice Baked Vegan Baked Potatoes with Sauteed Cremini Mushrooms

Having a fair bit of Irish in my blood, I (Jen) have always been a huge fan of potatoes.  I love baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, fried potatoes, potato soup… Okay, perhaps I am starting to sound like Bubba going on about shrimp from the classic movie Forest Gump. Truthfully, I never believed the… Continue reading Twice Baked Vegan Baked Potatoes with Sauteed Cremini Mushrooms

Side Dishes · Side Dishes

Creamy Vegan Sweet and White Potato Mash

Here’s a superb recipe that combines white and sweet potatoes, not just for an extra nutritional punch, but the creamy, flavourful combo makes an amazing side dish for a special occassion hot meal, like a tofurky, or ‘steak’ dinner.   Guests will be impressed and want seconds, so make lots.   You may be fooled… Continue reading Creamy Vegan Sweet and White Potato Mash

Desserts and Sweets

Silken Chocolate Vegan “Cheesecake”

I had a vegan cheesecake at a restaurant the other day and resolved myself to trying to make one. I could tell you it took several times and many attempts to get this perfect cheesecake but honestly, I guess I just had all of the right stuff in mind.  It rarely happens when there is… Continue reading Silken Chocolate Vegan “Cheesecake”