Sesame Tofu Udon Noodles

The inspiring factor behind this dish was trying to experiment a bit more with different methods of cooking tofu. I wanted to try and dry out the tofu to make it chewier and see what it would add to a noodle dish. To achieve this, the tofu is baked on a wire rack, allowing it…

Spiced Spinach Lentils

I have been experimenting a lot with lentils lately and I am starting to build a new appreciation for them. Lentils cook quite a bit faster than beans so they are wonderful when cooked with other vegetables or other portions of the meal. They can take on many flavours and you can cook them to…

Sweet Potato & Lentil Sheppard’s Pie

I have never really cooked much with potatoes, as a matter of fact, I used to to avoid them. This is because potatoes are not a very good food for diabetics. Potatoes have a high glycemic index, which means that the carbohydrates in these foods is quickly digested. So, as a type 1 diabetic, it…

Honey Ham Seitan

Growing up, every Christmas my mom would make a delicious ham. It was juicy, tender and just a bit sweet. I have vivid memories of a delicious ham dinner, with mashed potatoes and veggies. This holiday season I was thinking about what to make for Christmas Eve and it brought me back to my childhood….

Beyond Meat Lasagna

This recipe is pure comfort food, there are no two ways about it. Over the past 6 months, many times when I am in a pinch for time and want comfort food I have a quick meat sauce with sauteed veggies, beyond meat and premade tomato sauce. It always hits the mark and in this…

Haloumi Tacos

I am sad to admit it, but I never tried haloumi until about two years ago, and ever since my life has been changed. It originated in Cyprus, an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. It has an extremely high melting point and thus it is an optimal cheese to fry and/or grill. In these…

Spicy Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

Today, I am coming at you with an Instant Pot soup recipe. Nothing is easier, or more satisfying than making soup in an instant pot. You essentially throw all the ingredients in and sit back and relax while the Instant Pot does its thing. Of course, there are a few additional steps to the recipe,…

Arugula Pesto Pasta

This is a great weeknight recipe. It is quick, tasty and makes enough for leftovers for lunch the next day; what else could one ask for. It is a twist on one of my sister’s favourite meals, one which she has made for me many times. One thing I like about the dish is that…

Shaved Seitan Shawarma Pita

There is something incredibly delicious about a shawarma sandwich. The spiced, hot juicy meat with the crunch of the accompanying vegetables is delicious. I’ll admit, back in the day when I ate meat I loved them. Falafel sandwiches, while fantastic, don’t seem to hit quite the same spot. They don’t really replace a delicious shawarma,…

Spiced Seitan

Seitan is an amazing food. It is the basis of most all fake meats and replicates the texture of meat nicely. On top of this, it is jam packed with protein and is super versatile. However, I understand that if you have never made seitan or fake meat before, it could seem a little daunting….