Grilled chipotle tofu tacos with pico de gallo

Ahh, tofu.  I can’t think of a more polarizing food.  Except perhaps cilantro,  but that’s a different post entirely!In a culture where meat is the be-all-end-all of a meal, the idea of subbing in a jiggly beige rectangle made from soybeans for a piece of meat or poultry may seem a bit crazy.  But tofu is an amazingly delicious, versatile protein source that tastes great when prepared properly – that is, with lots of flavour.  And you definitely don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to enjoy it....more

The Chicken and the Egg: Does Vegetarianism Cause Anxiety or Do Anxious People Become Vegetarians?

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, "Vegetarians were twice as likely to have allergies, a 50 percent increase in heart attacks and a 50 percent increase in incidences of cancer." ...more
Clearly not a well done study! I've been a vegetarian for 16 years. When I'm eating a balanced ...more

Butternut Squash Lasagna

I had one more butternut squash in my pantry and wondered what to do with it. I’ve already had pasta with butternut squash sauce several times throughout the winter. Now was the time for something equally creamy and comforting, but still a little bit different. It was an easy choice to make Butternut Squash Lasagna. It is light and healthy, yet incredibly creamy version of favorite Italian dish. Vegetable is used instead of meat, part of fatty cheese is replaced with cottage cheese (or ricotta) and there is only 3 Tbsp oil (or butter) in white bechamel sauce to make it light....more

Party Chips

Throwing a party? Or just feel like having some fun finger foods? These Vegan/Vegetarian party chips will be the talk of the party! Simple to make and taste the furthest from being Vegan. I dare you to give it a try! Party Chips  ...more

Vegan Ceviche

 You can still enjoy Ceviche without the fish. This recipe uses Hearts of Palm instead of fish. Most people, even non vegetarians, prefer this version! Try the recipe Cevich-yay ...more

Couscous with sautéed mushrooms, onions and roasted garlic

Couscous pronounced Koose-Koose with sautéed mushrooms, onions & roasted garlic.  YUM!Don't you just love couscous?  Tiny, light, fluffy semolina pasta, which takes just minutes to prepare...more

Meatless Monday No. 15 - A New Cookbook

Yesterday, after treating myself to a solitary brunch at Starbucks (my favourite Bacon & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich accompanied by a piping hot Caffè Americano), I wandered over to the cookbook section of the adjacent Chapters, birthday gift card in hand, on a quest for an inspirational cookbook to simplif ...more

Meatless Monday- Collard Green Gumbo

http://dariuscooks.com/collard-green-gumbo/ ...more

Kung Pao Cauliflower

http://dariuscooks.com/kung-pao-cauliflower/...more

Meatless Monday No. 14 - Veggie Frittata (sort of)

You know, at the risk of stating the obvious, there are a lot of recipes on the internet. A LOT. And, as I am still a fairly inexperienced cook, I find myself just a tad overwhelmed each week when I go to search for something to inspire me for Meatless Monday. I mean, out of all of the multitudes of choices available, how do I even begin to decide which one to try? ...more