Tasty TVP Tacos w/ Smashed Avocado

Weekend Edition!…I’ve been M.I.A. this week, and have definitely NOT been setting a good example. Spring is getting the best of me (supes busy), and I’ve had to resort to copious amounts of flaxseed crackers, peanut butter, and watermelon to get me through the week. BUT if I’m being honest, I would have ate all…

GoldenBeet Chips + Garlicky Spinach Avocado Dip

Sunny days call for deck eats! We’re back in munch mode as the weather has warmed. A couple weeks back I got my hands on some rustic golden beets, so I decided some chips were in order + a side of one of our fave dips – Garlicky Spinach Avocado Dip (emphasis on GARLICKY i.e….

THE Quinoa Salad

We’ve only ever referenced this salad as THE Quinoa Salad. This recipe, or some variation of, has been in the family since quinoa first made its way onto store shelves – AND it continues to be a hit with family & friends since. We started out by first mixing it with (a whole) cucumber, green…

Loaded Avocado B(less)LT

I had to do a post on one of my ALL time favourites, the Avocado B(less)LT. Come Christmas Day, the two things my family looks forward to most…breakfast & sandwiches – not to be confused with breakfast sandwiches. Since we host Christmas Dinner on the eve of the BIG day, the day after means leftovers…

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup – skipped the tortillas and went for BBQ Corn instead. This soup  is FULL of flavour…roasted tomatoes, onion, carrot, jalapeƱos, and bell peppers. A perfect way to warmup on a cool day. What I love about soup is you can make a BIG pot and either share it or store it. It’s also a great way…

AvocadoBasil Pistachio Pops

When shooting popsicles in +35*C, one must act FAST. This pop had the lucky misfortune of being the stand-in (nibbled). Popsicles make for a solid challenge to get a quick focused shot. Must be all those tasty little bits in there?! As for me – over exposed, but naturally pasty so that’s partially accurate. I…

FriedGreen Tomato & Avocado Salad

FriedGreen Tomato & Avocado Salad – I have the crows to thank for this one. My poor tomato plants have been regularly pillaged by the neighbourhood crow squad. This left me wandering out to the garden each morning to assess the ‘damage’. I collected any tomatoes left behind on the ground – apparently crows don’t…

Caprese Salad Bites

I went on a Caprese Salad binge after returning from Italy – SO much bocconcini! I’ve ordered it from many restaurants since, and it always tastes different from the last. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way: 1. invest in a ‘good’ bocconcini – want creamy, not chalky (or try avocado); 2. use fresh, semi…

CampingToast + AvocadoHazelnut Chocolate Cream

You had to see this one coming! You bet, I HAD to put that AvocadoHazelnut Chocolate Cream on CampingToast. YUM. It almost doesn’t seem fair to have something taste that good, be that simple, and GOOD of you! You know the expression “you could wear a potato sack and still look good”. Well, you could…

Almond SheetCake w/ AvocadoHazelnut Chocolate Cream

So I’ve been working on a crepe recipe using plant based ingredients that are dear to me – still a work in progress. But fortunately, during the process, I came up with this simple SheetCake(?) and whipped up an AvocadoHazelnut Chocolate Cream = delicious layered treat. It’s SO easy it’s a matter of throwing ingredients…

The Converter (Veggie) Burger

I’ve been calling this one – The Converter (Veggie) Burger. Toppings…AlfalfaSprouts, Avocado, RedOnion, & BasilChive CashewCream. Talk about weekend vibes on a Wednesday! All that is missing is a lakefront view and a cold drink (nah…pitcher! So hot still). I’m fairly picky with my veggie burgers. I’ll eat almost anything *plant based, but when it…

Organic free-range EggTaco(?)

Organic free-range EggTaco(?) stuffed with Alfalfa Sprouts, Roasted Yam, FireRoasted Salsa, SpicyChickpeas, & AvocadoAlmond Cream. Yep, there’s definitely a trend here. Using up those leftovers!…and when they taste that good – yum. This one was devoured out on the deck early in the morning when the sun was just rising, birds were chirping away, and…