Category: Vegan

Vegan Italian Sausage and Sweet Pepper Penne

Start slow and simple if you’re looking to add plant-based offerings to your dinner repertoire. For example, this vegan take on a comfort-food favourite combines plant-based sweet Italian sausages with a handful of pantry staples.   Vegan Italian Sausage and Sweet Pepper Penne Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves: 6   Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, divided 1 pkg (400 g) PC plant-based sweet Italian sausage  2 onions, thinly sliced …

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust

Have a sweet tooth? This vegan-friendly take on traditional chocolate mousse is guaranteed to satisfy the sweet tooth of every chocolate lover in your house. After one bite, you’ll only have eyes for these kinds of pies.   Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust Cook time: 6.5 hours Serves: 12 Ingredients:  3 ½ cups whole mini pretzels or thin pretzel sticks  1 stick unsalted or vegan …

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Vegan Coconut Kefir Banana Muffins

These mouth-watering muffins made with shredded coconut and banana are just what you need to perk up your taste buds in the morning. “Dairy-free coconut milk kefir lends that slight tanginess you’d normally get from buttermilk, along with a delicious coconut flavor. You’d never know these tender muffins were vegan!” says Michelle Pennock, executive chef …

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Easy Lemon Hummus

Hummus is a spicy, healthy Mediterranean treat. This blend of beans & spices makes a great dip, spread or topping. However, if you have discovered the great taste of hummus, you have probably also discovered that it is expensive! Store bought hummus can be up to 6.00 dollars for a small plastic tub. It tastes …

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Lemon-Herb Grilled Tofu and Vegetable Kabobs

When food is in season the colours are brighter, the textures are richer and the taste is a lot better. But there are a bunch of other benefits to eating in season that you might not realize. Since food is easier to grow when it’s in season, those cost-savings are passed down to consumers. Produce …

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Golden Turmeric Cauliflower and Quinoa Bowls

Trendy avocados are not only a tasty fruit, but provide good plant-based fat, which is low in saturated and trans fats. And a healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. Yet despite their increasing popularity, one in two Canadians still don’t know how to incorporate avocados into …

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Vegan Mango Chutney Grilled Cheese

Layering mango chutney into a grilled cheese sandwich is kind of like adding jam or jelly to a cheese board; it adds that welcome hit of juicy sweetness to round out the flavours and cut the richness of the cheese. Here, we use a PC plant-based mayo-style spread as a great vegan hack for making …

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Vegan Crispy Polenta with Bolognese and Wilted Greens

Simplify dinnertime with polenta Prepared polenta is a true hidden gem of the supermarket — it’s endlessly versatile and makes a great starting point for easy weeknight meals. Slice it up and sear as we’ve done here to make a crispy-creamy base for a plant-based Bolognese pasta sauce. On another night, try grilling sliced polenta …

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Protein-Rich, Easy-to-Make, Roasted Vegetable Casserole

Looking for a wholesome meat-free meal for six? If you have rice on hand, just add a protein and a veggie to produce a meal in minutes – and faster than a take-out order could arrive at your door. With minimal effort, this delicious creation can be on your table in less than 45 minutes …

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Celebrate the Punjabi Culture with a Delicious and Authentic Chole Puri

In this traditional recipe, soft cooked chickpeas are simmered in a fragrant sauce of sautéed onions, tomatoes and spices and served with crisp, fluffy puris. Watch your family savour each bite as they enjoy this tasty South-Asian delight! “Ingredients like the Suraj brand Black Cardamom Pods and the Cinnamon Sticks give this savoury classic its …

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