Breakfast Congee

I get asked about this a lot, for some reason. Probably because¬† I bring it up a lot. On weekdays, I eat congee for breakfast every day. It’s fast, easy, healthy (maybe? Brown rice has fibre, right?) and filling. I got the idea while staying at a youth hostel in Hong Kong where they offered…

Dairy-free Cream of Mushroom Soup (vegan alternatives)

WINNER of the least photogenic food ever! Is there anything better than cream of mushroom soup? My mom was a big fan of condensed cream of mushroom soup. Like boxes of cans in the basement before Costco existed, even though everything else she made was made from scratch. Look up “canned cream of mushroom soup…

Spinach and Potato Curry Roti

Potato in curry is one of my favourite things in the world. So the first time I had spinach and potato curry roti, my mind was absolutely blown. Anyway, this is a great spicy lunch for a super cold day. Seriously, Toronto? ¬† I added in peas for some protein, to round out the meal….

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Fluffy potatoes, stewy stuff, what’s not to love? Note, I use real butter in this recipe, but it’s easy to substitute with vegan margarine. Ingredients 1/4 cup carrot, diced 1/4 cup celery, diced 1/2 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced about 10 mushrooms, chopped small (I used white button mushrooms) 1 can brown lentils, drained…

Quinoa and Other Stuff Salad

Otherwise known as the “Quinoa and whatever else I have laying around” salad. Quinoa is supposed to be super good for you, so I try to make it as often as I can. Ingredients 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well 3/4 cup water Any veggies, beans, etc. you have laying around 1 lemon or some…

Crunchy Chicken Salad Sandwich with Raw Kale Salad

What do you do when you have one chicken thigh that you want to spread over two lunch servings without making some sort of stew thingie? Chicken salad sandwiches!! But first, let’s start with the kale salad, as I made that while the chicken was cooking. Raw Kale Salad I love this salad because it’s…