Food, Lunch & Dinner, Meg's Mishmosh Meals, Recipe

Recipe: Refried Beans (Oil Free Vegan)

Pinto beans (or black beans). Salsa. Chili Powder. Cumin. Sliced Pickled Jalapeños. Refried beans are a staple recipe in our household. After much experimentation, this 5 ingredient recipe is our favourite way to prepare them. The recipe is super simple and comes together in no time! Meg's Mishmosh Meal for the win! Just add your… Continue reading Recipe: Refried Beans (Oil Free Vegan)

Food, Recipe, Sauces & Dressings

Recipe: Vegan Nut-Free Nacho Cheese

We love vegan cheese! This nacho cheese is especially tasty, and since it's nut-free, it's also school safe and allergen friendly. We love to use this cheese as a dip for our Baked Potato Chips and other veggies. We also love to use it as a topping for nachos, burritos, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and salads.… Continue reading Recipe: Vegan Nut-Free Nacho Cheese

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How Going Plant-Based Changed Our Lives – Unexpected Changes Since Going Vegan

I recently celebrated my 5 year veganniversary/plantiversary. 5 years ago I decided to consume a fully plant-based diet for my health, and also decided to go vegan to minimize harm to animals and the environment.  In 5 years, many things have changed for us! When I first embarked on this journey, I had no idea… Continue reading How Going Plant-Based Changed Our Lives – Unexpected Changes Since Going Vegan

Breakfast, Desserts & Snacks, Food, Recipe

Recipe: Easiest Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Plant-Based )

These banana oat chocolate chip cookies are made in one bowl with simple, wholesome ingredients. They are super tasty, and the recipe comes together really quickly with only 10 minutes of baking time! The chocolate chips can also be omitted for an even healthier breakfast cookie if desired. https://youtu.be/05CRX35vAWg

Food, Lunch & Dinner, Recipe

Recipe: Baked Ginger Balsamic Tofu (Oil Free)

Bake Ginger Balsamic Tofu can be put together fairly quickly along with some ramen or whole grain and vegetables of your choice for a complete meal. This recipe has been in the regular rotation for a while, and it is one of my family's favourites! When we're short on time, we put all of the… Continue reading Recipe: Baked Ginger Balsamic Tofu (Oil Free)

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Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts – 3 Flavours

Italian, Smoky Maple Mustard, Sweet Balsamic Sriracha Brussels sprouts. They are not everyone’s favourite vegetable. I hated Brussels sprouts (and most vegetables) as a kid. (Check out my How to Eat More Vegetables & How to Go Plant-Based posts for more about that.) After eating a plant-based diet for a few years, I decided to… Continue reading Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts – 3 Flavours

Desserts & Snacks, Food, Recipe

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my all time favourite flavour combinations! These energy balls never last long in our household. We usually enjoy these as a snack or for dessert; but we have also crumbled them over oatmeal or nice cream for a delicious chocolatey topping. Choose your own adventure with these yummy… Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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Vegan Snacks-First Impressions and Reviews (Fruit Strips, Energy Balls, Chocolate, Dried Fruit)

We like to keep it whole food plant-based (WFPB) the vast majority of the time, but it’s also nice to have packaged vegan treats here and there. We tested some dried fruit as well as some other oil free vegan snack items. The snacks we tested and reviewed are great options when you’re on the… Continue reading Vegan Snacks-First Impressions and Reviews (Fruit Strips, Energy Balls, Chocolate, Dried Fruit)

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Finding Support When Going Plant-Based

Having support when going plant-based is extremely helpful when making the transition. Depending on your personality type, having a strong support system may be the difference between sticking with a plant-based diet, giving in to social pressures from time to time, or even giving up on a plant-based diet completely. Reach out if you need… Continue reading Finding Support When Going Plant-Based