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Smaller bites to start off your meal.

baked beet chips with sour cream

Baked Beet Chips with Cashew Cream

Craving a salty snack? Give these baked beet chips a try. They are low in calories, but packed in nutrients, making it a perfect go to snack. Beets pack an impressive punch. They are nutritionally dense, containing calcium, iron, protein and fiber. Some studies have even suggested that beets help decrease your risk of colon cancer and heart disease. Now…

baked cauliflower bites garnished with lime and green onion

Baked Cauliflower Bites with Homemade Hot Sauce

Baked cauliflower bites are a perfect sharing dish. Bring these to your next pot luck, or serve them at your next home event. They are loaded with flavour and their delicious coating will not disappoint! Any time I’m craving pub food, I always try and find a healthier alternative to satisfy the want. Well… These baked cauliflower bites absolutely satisfy!…

sweet potato fries on platter with dijonaise dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Fries – Baked not Fried!

Sweet potato fries are my favourite side to almost any meal. They’re crispy and delicious, and perfectly compliment burgers of any kind. Try them with these Vegan “Chicken” Burgers for an at home pub night on a meatless Monday! To make my fries, I use a Nicer Dicer french fry cutter to cut my sweet potatoes into uniform french fries.…

baked plantain chips on serving dish

Sweet & Spicy Baked Plantain Chips

Sweet & spicy baked plantain chips are the perfect side to go with your favourite burger. Or eat them on their own as an appetizer. So delicious and crispy, offering hints of sweetness from your ripe plantains and maple syrup, combined with spicy Sriracha and tangy lime juice. These plantain chips are so flavourful, and such a great alternative to potato…

vegan nachos

Vegan Nachos – Easy & Gluten Free

So last night my family and I were feeling “snacky” and decided to make vegan nachos. This is what we came up with, with the ingredients we had on hand. Let’s just say, we’ll be doing this again! Probably soon! So much YUM!! We made a dairy free nacho queso, courtesy of Minimalist Baker. This gooey cheesy recipe is so…

salt and vinegar potato wedges

Crispy Baked Salt & Vinegar Potato Wedges

Looking for a unique way to serve potatoes? Try these crispy salt & vinegar potato wedges that are baked, not fried. These wedges are packed with flavour and so simple to make! They require no frying to get their crispy texture, making this a healthy (and less messy) method to cook your potato wedges. I’m often roasting my veggies and…

pesto zucchini noodles in plate with tomatoes in background

Pesto Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. If you haven’t gotten yourself a spiralizer yet, you REALLY need to! I just love how yummy spiralized veggies taste, without the guilty carbs and calories that typically come along with wheat pasta. These pesto zucchini noodles (or zoodles) will not disappoint, and they are healthy and nutritious. I love zucchini…

Cream of Broccoli Soup with hot pepper garnish

Easy “Cream” of Broccoli Soup (Dairy Free)

Looking for a quick and easy dish requiring only a few ingredients? This broccoli soup is just the thing! It’s so satisfying, wholesome, creamy and delicious! All the while containing very few calories, without sacrificing on flavour. This soup is a perfect option for your busy weeknights. It can be made in under 20 minutes! Now, a creamy soup without…