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Loaded Lentil Burritos

I think this Friday calls for loaded lentil burritos. What do you think? It’s been a long busy week (as are all my weeks, really) and I’m looking forward to having an extra day off on Monday for Family Day. By day off, I mean one extra day to test and photograph recipes, but when you love what you do, it still often feels like a vacation. Or at least most of the time. There’s a snow storm here as I’m writing this and I can’t think of a better day to stay cozy inside, working in the kitchen. A day like this calls for baking and cooking healthy comfort food. Today though, I’m sharing these delicious loaded lentil burritos. Do you remember the lentil taco meat I shared a…

3-Ingredient Vegan Parmesan Cheese

3-Ingredient vegan parmesan cheese. Starting the week with another favorite kitchen staple. I’ve been busy in the kitchen all weekend and I finally feel like I caught up on work since I got back from California a few weeks back. I tested and photographed many recipes, including some for my new eBook (more on that here!). It was a productive weekend filled with delicious food. Speaking of the weekend, did you make anything good for the Super Bowl? I don’t exactly watch football, but I do like the idea of hosting a small party with friends and eating good food.  Of course, I like anything that involves food. Back to this vegan parmesan. I’ve been keeping a batch of this parmesan in the fridge at all times lately and it’s become…

Simple Lentil Taco Meat

Meet my new favorite kitchen staple – This simple Lentil Taco Meat. Ever since I made this recipe for the first time a month ago, I’ve been making a batch weekly to keep in the fridge. I’ve been adding it to salads, burrito bowls, burritos and just about everything. The only thing I haven’t tried yet are tacos. Hah! But really, I can’t see how that wouldn’t be delicious. This lentil taco meat + guacamole + salsa + vegetables + wrap or rice = the healthy meal of my dreams. Trust me, you’ll want to add this lentil taco meat to everything. It’s incredibly easy, the texture resembles ground meat (a bit) and it’s packed with flavor thanks to chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic. If that’s not convincing enough, this “meat” is also packed…

Vegan Black Bean Enchilada Soup

After almost 2 weeks without any new recipes, I’m back with the most delicious vegan black bean enchilada soup. After being away for two weeks over the holidays (all the details here), I very much needed to catch up on work the past two weekends. Plus, I’m going to Vancouver this coming weekend for a nutrition course, so I needed to test and photograph many recipes while I had the chance. Testing and photographing new recipes is not so easy when you work during the week, especially during winter in Canada, when the sun is only bright enough between 10am and 2pm! This soup is just one of the recipes I made this weekend. I made it many times and I’m happy to report that I finally succeeded in making Shaun appreciate a bowl…

How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

My favorite way to cook steel-cut oats: In the Instant Pot. Guys, I recently started making steel-cut oatmeal in the Instant pot and it’s life-changing. I know it sounds a bit extreme, but the reality is, it makes it possible to eat steel-cut oats during the week. Cooking steel cut oats on the stove top does take more time than rolled oats, which is why I don’t cook them often. While the difference is minimal (about 10 minutes), it can make a difference on a busy morning. By using the Instant pot, you eliminate the need to stand next to the pot and stir. All you do is mix all the ingredients together, set it to cook and leave it until it’s done. That means you can prepare it, get ready for the…