Healthy Vegan Bisquick Mix

Healthy Vegan Bisquick Mix is a great homemade alternative to the regular, store bought Bisquick. Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking product invented in 1930, used to prepare all kinds of baked goods – from biscuits to pizza dough to pancakes to dumplings. It consists of white flour, shortening, salt and baking powder. Healthy Bisquick Mix consists of spelt or whole wheat flour and oil instead of butter, hydrogenated oil or other shortening. Spelt and whole wheat flour are full of fiber and minerals....more

Healthy Mediterranean Falafel – Raw & Vegan

I LOVE Falafel but not the fat that comes along with it so I created a healthier version..  Traditional Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans. Think of it as Middle Eastern Fast Food. I wanted to bump up the flavors and keep it raw (and bean less) yet full of protein from seeds....more

The Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Crisp and tangy, fried green tomatoes are the ultimate Southern comfort food .. These are one of my favorites.  I LOVE Fried green tomatoes.. A southern classic.  But this fried green tomato has a modern twist, Panko.Panko is a japanese breadcrumb that gets really crispy when fried or baked.  I absolutely love the crunchiness the panko gives to these tomatoes....more

Meatless Monday - Take Two

Not sure if anyone happened to notice, but (whispers) I didn't restart my Meatless Monday experiment in January like I'd said I would. And now (further whispers) it's more than halfway through February, and I STILL haven't managed to get back on the ...more
melanie jean juneau That's the nice thing about personal blogs - you can write about whatever ...more

Crock-Pot Chickpea Stew With Balsamic Caramelized Onions

The U. S. is having one of those long holiday weekends and many people on the East Coast are snowed in, which I think translates into a perfect weekend to break out the slow cooker! Of course, it's no secret I'm a huge slow cooker fan, and I'm also a member of the Chickpea Fan Club, so you can see how this Crock-Pot Chickpea Stew with Balsamic Caramelized Onions from Cookin' Canuck would appeal to me. ...more
Cookin Canuck Dara, my pleasure.  I was happy to see you are planning for more slow cooker ...more

Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Spicy Almonds

I had a version of this salad last summer at one of my favorite restaurants in Pawtucket, the Garden Grille. I love this restaurant because the menu is proudly vegetarian with a number of vegan options. You’d think this would limit the crowd, but almost every time I’ve visited there has been a wait. One of the reasons is that even the most cavemen of meat eaters can find something they enjoy on the menu. The dishes are filling and don’t feel like they are lacking in anything because there is so much flavor in them....more

Carrot soup with ginger and coconut milk

 I have a thing for cute vegetables. For the bright and vibrant ones of course, but also for the uglier ones on the market. The dull-coloured, bumpy and lumpy ones, of which I almost feel they're a bit shy, quietly waiting for a customer to take them home. They almost had me feeling bad for taking home this bunch of wild ones....more

Black Bean Dark Chocolate Truffles (vegan)

    Another delect...more