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When you’re feeling snacky!

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Baked Zucchini Tater Tots [Vegan+GF+Oil Free]

Kid friendly, and adult approved tater tots with hidden zucchini are baked without oil and made using wholesome ingredients. Your little ones will never even taste the zucchini in here, but you can feel good about the extra nutrients they’re getting. Baked zucchini tater tots are crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten…

hand dipping chip into jalapeno popper dip

Healthy Jalapeno Popper Dip [Vegan+Oil Free]

Everyone’s favourite pub food turned into a healthy dip that you can feel great about serving your guests. This jalapeno popper dip is virtually fat free, made using 100% wholesome ingredients. It’s spicy, “cheesy” and so delicious! Serve it with chips, crackers, or raw veggies to make it an even healthier snack. Perfect for movie night, get togethers, or just…

corn salad in purple bowl

Mexican Corn Salad [Vegan +GF]

This twist on elote (Mexican street corn) is a little sweet and a little tangy with subtle hints of spice throughout. I’m turning the classic elote dish into a Mexican corn salad, and instead of mayonnaise and/or sour cream typically used here, I’m using cashew cream for a dairy, egg, and oil free version. Don’t worry, it’s still got ALL…

Smash-’em-Up Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

These insanely addictive salt and vinegar potatoes are the perfect side to accompany your meal. I know how much you all love potato recipes, I mean who doesn’t? So with only 5 ingredients required, you really need to try this! This potato recipe, along with 74 more delicious, plant based, comfort food recipes can be found in Melanie McDonald’s new…

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Oil Free Cowboy Caviar Dip

Oil free cowboy caviar is just as wonderful as the traditional recipe. Plus I replace (and reduce) the refined sugar typically found in this dish with maple syrup. What is Cowboy Caviar? Cowboy caviar, also known as Texas caviar is a truly flavourful dish that is budget friendly, and perfect for dipping. It typically consists of black eyed peas, vegetables…

Grilled Tomatoes with Oil Free Chimichurri Sauce

Grilling season is finally here, and I’m loving all the grilled veggies to tag along my main dishes. There’s something about the grilling process that really amplifies the flavour of vegetables. Whether it’s grilled peppers, grilled zucchini, or in this case, grilled tomatoes with my homemade chimichurri sauce! Yum yum yum! Which tomatoes are best for grilling? I prefer grilling…

mashed potatoes in bowl with rosemary garnish

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (or stovetop)

These “skinny” Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are flavourful and satisfying, without the added fat from oil or dairy. So if you’re looking for lower calorie comfort food options, this one is for you! These mashed potatoes get all their creaminess using unsweetened cashew milk. Or you may sub for your favourite dairy free milk instead. How do you make mashed…

roasted cauliflower in serving bowl

Vegan Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Simple and tasty, this vegan Parmesan roasted cauliflower has a TON of flavour! It will make a beautiful side dish to accompany your meal. With only 6 ingredients, simple preparation and 30 minutes or less, you’ve really got to try this! I love how versatile cauliflower is. I mean, you can make pizza, rice, tacos, and even wings! All of…

Vegan Summer Recipes - burger, skewers, salad, popsicles, soup

The BEST Vegan Summer Recipes

Hi friends! I’ve got a real treat for you today! Warmer weather is finally here and summer is right around the corner! I’ve been rounding up some of THE BEST vegan summer recipes, just for you! I’ve got you covered with healthy appetizers, dips, burgers, wraps, salads, summer soups, smoothies, healthy desserts, and so much more! Are you ready for…