Kale Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp Bragg’s amino acids (or low sodium soy sauce) 1/2 tsp capers 1/3 cup water Salt and pepper to taste 1 head of kale, washed with stems removed and…

Mulligatawny Soup

My wife used to make a mulligatawny soup in the early years of our relationship. Although this recipe is quite different from the one she used to follow, she remarked that she was surprised at how differently the different recipes started out but ended up in a very similar place. My mother omitted the apples…

Nicole’s Holiday Lasagna

To be honest, I never follow a recipe for lasagna anymore and just wing it every time. This approximates what I normally make. For best results, make the vegan ricotta the day before. The ground round layer can also be made ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to use. Tofu ricotta layer 2…

Tofu Morocco

This recipe delivers more flavour than you might expect from so few ingredients. We served this over Grandma’s wheat bulgur and rice with vegetables. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 blocks of extra firm tofu, cubed 1 can of diced tomatoes (28 oz) 1/2 cup…

Wheat Bulgur and Rice with Vegetables

Great as a side dish – we used it as the carb base for Grandma’s Tofu Morocco. Ingredients 3 cups water 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup wheat bulgur 1/2 cup white rice 2/3 cup chopped carrots 2/3 cup chopped celery 2/3 cup chopped onion 1/4 – 1/2 tsp celery salt 1 tsp or a…

Potato Soup

Ingredients 12 potatoes, peeled and sliced 10-12 cups cold water 1 large carrot, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 4 tsp salt Pepper to taste 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 tsp marjoram (optional) 1-2 bay leaves 4 cups vegetable stock 4 tbsp Earth Balance 6 tbsp flour Yield: 6-8 servings Add water to…

Bread Buns

We like having these buns around for making sandwiches or for toasting with a bit of Earth Balance and serving with soup. Ingredients 1 tbsp yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 2 tsp granulated sugar 1 cup soy milk 1 cup Earth balance 2 tsp salt 10 cups flour 1 tsp vinegar 1 cup lukewarm water…

Oatmeal Raisin Cake

I don’t know what I was expecting when I decided to try this recipe  – it’s coffee cake’s oaty cousin. This would be a great afternoon cake if you have company coming to visit. Cake Ingredients 1 cup quick oats 1 cup boiling water 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 2/3 cup oil 2 eggs…

Crispy Rice Treats

Grandma’s recipe book was surprisingly missing this childhood favourite. Ingredients 1/3 cup Earth Balance 1 bag of vegan marshmallows (10 oz), I use Dandies brand 1/2 tsp vanilla 4 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies are an obvious choice) 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) Yield: approx. 9 servings Line or grease a 7×9 baking dish…

Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Squares

I can remember my mom making these – as soon as I took the first bite I was reminded of a time we made them for one of my brother’s school bake sales. They are a bit softer than your traditional marshmallow-based crispy rice treat but I kind of like that. Given how sweet these…