Category: Vegetarian

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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Meatless Options for the Grill: Grilled Sunnyside-up Egg-plant

Cheeseburgers, chicken thighs and hot dogs are common fare at summer barbeques, but what about guests who are looking to reduce their meat intake? In addition to traditional meat dishes, there are many ways to prepare meals on the grill that everyone can enjoy, including vegetarians. “Eating more meatless meals is one way to complement …

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Cauliflower Pizza

Want a healthier twist on a takeout favourite? Try this nutritious and delicious spin with cauliflower pizza, for those nights when you want a treat that’s as good for you as it tastes. This kidney-friendly pie is perfect for those looking to limit their intake of sodium and phosphorus. It was developed by dietitian Hanna …

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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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Recipe: Lentil and Mushroom Stew

It’s a new year, with new opportunities to improve your diet. One of this year’s top food trends is plant-based eating, so whether you’ve tried it or not, you’ve likely heard of it. But, what is a plant-based diet? A plant-based diet consists primarily of foods derived or made from plants such as fruits, vegetables, …

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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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Show-Stopping Sides for Any Occasion

These savory stuffed squash are an easy accompaniment to a festive meal or casual weeknight dinner. The meaty mushrooms add beautiful texture to the stuffing, while the apples add a layer of tartness and bite. Mushroom, Apple, and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: • 4 small-medium …

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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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Mustard Seed Tomato Curry Fusilli with Leafy Greens and Queso Fresco

We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of a casual conversation with a group of friends in an unassuming environment, and before you know what’s happened, you’ve offered to host a dinner party. It sounded like a great idea at the time. And guess what? It still is. Sure to please, this fast and …

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