A beautiful and delicious compilation of roasted vegetables marinated in a flavourful dressing is perfect for a picnic. This recipe complements many different dishes. Whether served on crusty bread or in a big lettuce leaf, or tucked into a bun with grilled meat or fish, it’s the quintessential side dish. It’s especially ideal for a picnic, as it won’t spoil as quickly as other dishes.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). In large bowl, combine bell peppers, zucchini, fennel, onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss together until evenly coated. Spread out in even layer on large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to caramelize on the edges. Remove and cool.
If you wish to peel skin from cooked peppers, remove to bowl and cover with lid for 30 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel skin from pepper strips and combine with other roasted vegetables in large bowl. Add olives, balsamic, and fresh herbs. Gently fold together. Cover and leave at room temperature for up to a day until ready to serve. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Add a splash of olive oil before serving, if you wish. Delicious served with grilled prawns or steak, or spooned into lettuce leaves.
This marinated vegetable dish is so versatile. Not only does it complement grilled protein, but it also works as an appetizer or lunch dish. Make a lot so you can serve on pizza or spoon onto bruschetta with crumbled feta. Delicious!
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).