Chickpea Avocado Bites with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I adore little bites and these filling little appetizers could surely be a meal without any other adornments — at least for me! I don’t eat eggs any longer, but the creaminess and taste of this concoction could easily remind one of a deviled egg filling. In this case, I …

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Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Dried Cherries

It has been a dark winter here in London Ontario, but this salad is pretty nonetheless and packed with lots of protein. So that might cheer you up. I know it’s soup season really, but I was craving salad and this one has everything you need. Each bite is a …

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Paneer and Spinach in a Spicy Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas (Paneer Palak)

I have cut most dairy from my diet these days, but if there is one dairy item that I cannot resist, it would be succulent creamy paneer cheese. It doesn’t melt while cooking and takes on the flavors that are included in the dish, making it an ideal addition to …

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Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk, Curry Leaves and Spices

Serving black-eyed peas with collard greens is apparently good luck for the New Year. It’s a tradition in the American South and around the world. Because the beans swell with cooking, the peas are considered to represent growing prosperity in the New Year and are sometimes believed to represent coins …

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No Croutons Required – Call for Submissions for the January Edition

I am hosting the January edition of No Croutons Required, a monthly event alternately hosted by my good friend Jacqueline and myself. The focus is always vegetarian soups and salads. It is supposed to get cold here in the Northern hemisphere, so I except we will be seeing more soups …

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Jamaican-Style Jerk Chili with Chickpeas and Quinoa

As far as I am concerned, a cook can never have enough ideas for a hearty chili, especially during the frigid winter months. It’s a nice change from soup and just as warming, especially when you add some heat and aromatic spices … in this case, Jamaican jerk-style heat and …

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Stove-Top Baked Beans with Apple and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These are not your average baked beans. In fact, I suppose that these are technically not “baked beans” at all as they are made entirely on the stove-top — with the nice effect of taking less time — but they have the same rich and comforting flavor as those more …

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Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza with Olives and Cashew Cheese

I think it safe to assume that pretty much everyone enjoys pizza once in a while. And there is nothing quite like making your own at home. This one is vegan, but I assure you, the cheese won’t be missed. I did not resort to soy-based cheese either, because frankly …

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Raw Peanut and Coconut Butter Fudge

This raw fudge is healthy enough to enjoy for a quick bite or two for breakfast on the run or as a snack whenever the need for a boost of energy hits. Raw protein treats seem to be an obsession of mine. Often composed of a combination of nuts and …

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No Croutons Required – Festive Photos for December 2015

It’s a tiring time of year, so Jac and I are late with the announcement for NCR. I’m hosting again this month and as is tradition with our event, we are asking for festive photos for December instead of our usual vegetarian soup and salad requests. This can be anything …

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