Kale salad is made hearty with the addition of quinoa, cheddar, and crispy candied nuts. It’s filling enough to be served as a main course, but can be easily served as a side (for up to six diners). Seasonal, simple, and made with common ingredients, you’ll want to keep this recipe in your repertoire for satisfying lunches and light dinners.
Drizzle this creamy dressing over avocado toast in the morning, or create a zestier chickpea or egg salad sandwich for lunch.
In medium saucepan, bring water and quinoa to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and steam, covered, for 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place almonds, sesame or hempseeds, maple syrup or honey, and salt on baking sheet. Toss to combine and spread in single layer. Roast for 5 to 10 minutes, until caramelized. Cool to room temperature (nuts will get crispy) and roughly chop.
In large bowl, whisk together Master Vinaigrette, kefir or yogurt, lemon juice, and pepper until fully combined. Add kale, blackberries, and cooked quinoa, reserving a few blackberries for garnish (optional). Mix until all ingredients are incorporated, cover, and chill for 1 hour.
When salad is cool, mix in cheddar, reserving some for garnish (optional). Cover and chill until ready to enjoy, or for up to 3 days. To serve, garnish with reserved blackberries and cheddar, plus candied almonds.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.
Custardy French toast drizzled in pure maple syrup is a cozy, cold-weather breakfast classic. We’ve given this recipe a vegan makeover by swapping out eggs in the batter with mashed banana and a bit of ground flaxseed. This clever swap makes the French toast reminiscent of banana bread. Top it off with a decadent drizzle of raspberry syrup and you’re just a quick stint in the kitchen away from breakfast bliss. Citrus swap If you don’t have any bananas around, consider swapping for an orange. In blender, add zest of one large orange along with peeled fruit and other batter ingredients. Blend until smooth and proceed with the recipe as described.
A satisfying plant-based dinner or packed lunch, quinoa and beans add filling protein, while greens, cucumbers, roasted veggies, and a probiotic-rich dressing bring texture and flavour. Try it with a creamy plant-based cheese on top, or goat cheese for non-plant-based eaters. Mix and match Use this recipe as a guideline. Add in your go-tos such as chopped walnuts or hemp hearts, pitted sliced dates, roasted cauliflower, and crumbled feta (plant-based, if desired).
Brown rice and two varieties of lentils cook in one pot with broth, coconut milk, and simple spices. Nourishing spinach and sweet green peas bring this meal to life. It’s true sunshine in a bowl for those cold winter nights. Main grains White basmati rice, short-grain brown rice, quinoa, or millet can be used in place of the brown basmati rice. Try a mixture of grains for added nutrition and taste (e.g., millet and basmati rice, quinoa and millet, and so on).