Who says it’s a requirement that oatmeal is sweet? With spinach, mushrooms, and olives, this veg-heavy oatmeal is a definite flavour twist and offers visions of enjoying breakfast while overlooking an alluring Mediterranean coastline. Plus, all this fibre will help crush morning cravings.
Few people have time to wait for a pot of steel-cut oats to simmer in the morning. Well, soaking the hearty grains overnight slashes the cooking time considerably.
Place oats, vegetable broth, mushrooms, oregano, and 1 cup (250 mL) water in medium-sized saucepan. Bring to slight boil. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit overnight.
In the morning, stir in spinach, feta cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemon zest. Heat over medium-low until warmed through and oats are cooked to desired tenderness, stirring often. Add additional broth or water during heating if a creamier consistency is desired. Serve garnished with sunflower seeds.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.
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.