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Quick Lunchbox Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Today I’m sharing a quick lunchbox Southwestern quinoa salad because lets face it, school starts in 3 weeks. I can’t believe summer is almost over. I’m seeing backpacks and school supplies at the front of every store and a part of me gets excited for back-to-school, even though this is my first year NOT going back to school! I think part of me doesn’t realize it yet. Yes, I was that person who loved school. Honestly, if I could be a university student for the rest of my life, I would. Weird, I know. I must say, what I miss most about university is having the freedom to organize my own time. I loved going to class in the morning, finishing before noon and being done for the day. Of…

Easy Black Bean Burger with Tahini Slaw

Meet my go-to easy black bean burger. I spent many years trying several different veggie burgers and I finally found my favorite. Current favorite I should say. I’ll probably find a new favorite next year… but for now, this is my go-to burger. Why is it my current favorite? Here’s why: It holds together when cooking and eating. It’s full of flavor from herbs, spices, garlic and onions. I don’t want a veggie burger that tastes like beef. I want flavor from plant-based ingredients. Burgers and veggie burgers are two different things! It has texture. It’s not overly soft, nor is it dry.  It’s not complicated. I wanted something simple that I can make over and over again.  It’s nutritious…

Roasted Potato & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Meet my new favorite salad: Roasted Potato & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing. I say that for pretty much every salad I eat. Then I eat that salad on repeat until I find a new favorite. First it was Angela’s vegan Caesar salad, then it was my everyday salad with tahini dressing and chickpea crouton, after that it was my sweet potato and toasted bread winter salad and now this one. I go from one salad to another, but I always make one of my old favorites once in a while. I honestly wouldn’t be able to pick a real favorite. It changes every day.  So this one is new to my list of favorite salads. I first made it a few weeks ago when I was low in ingredients (pretty much the strategy behind…

Roasted Carrot & Chickpea Buddha Bowl

I love Buddha bowls. There’s something about throwing all of your ingredients together in a bowl that I love. Maybe because it’s simple or maybe it’s the roasted vegetables that I love so much. This roasted carrot and chickpea Buddha bowl is an example of the meals I make on a regular basis.  When I cook without making a specific recipe, I rarely make the same thing twice. I usually just use whichever ingredients I have left in my fridge and hope for the best. This meal is a perfect example of a meal I’ll make at home when I’m not following a recipe. I love roasting vegetables and making a bowl with hearty ingredients and a flavorful dressing. I made this one a few weeks ago when I…

Marinated Tofu Sandwich + Salad

A short little post for a good little recipe. This marinated tofu is all I’ve been craving lately. Yes, I do crave tofu and vegetables sometimes. What I really mean is that I’m slowly starting to crave those fresh, spring recipes. It’s about time! It felt like a long winter around here (I’m not even sure it’s done yet), but I’m finally seeing the end of it! The sun is shinning outside and we’re starting to get temperatures above 0ºC, so all is good. It was also Shaun’s birthday Saturday and mine is next week, so April is an exciting month around here!  Now this tofu. If you’re looking for an easy lunch or weeknight dinner, you need to…