Pumpkin Hummus

We gotta live up the pumpkin season to the fullest, now that the end is upon us! That sounds dramatic, but truly, there are only a few months per year that it’s appropriate to cook with canned pureed pumpkin. This recipe is a super easy way to spruce up your everyday homemade hummus, with just…

Calamari

Hearts of palm are a really good substitute for seafood because of their light and flaky texture, so I often use them in vegan seafood recipes, like my crabless cakes. Palm harvesting can sometimes be harmful to the environment though, so make sure you buy a Fairtrade brand like Acai Palmito. In this recipe, I…

Taco Bites

I like to make use of every ingredient in my fridge, so sometimes that means I have to get creative. I bought wonton wrappers for my wonton ravioli recipe, and had leftover wrappers. Next thing you know, I’ve made some wonton bites! Just bake them in a muffin tin for 10 minutes and wonton wrappers…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush (also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj) is a Mediterranean dip made from grilled eggplant, tahini, and olive oil. It’s delicious with pita bread, crudites, or as a spread on wraps/sandwiches. I’ve been a huge fan of this dish since my time spent living in Turkey, but I never realized how easy it…

Spinach and Cheese Swirls

I had a lot of fun making these cuties. The recipe was so simple and the result was so cute and scrumptious, it was a total delight! I had a sheet of frozen puff pasty in the freezer waiting to be sculpted into something new and delicious, and a bag of spinach that desperately waiting…

Taco Dip with Refried Beans

One of my favorite party foods is layered taco dip. Usually it’s full of cheese and sour cream, but this version is vegan, a bit healthier, and still totally delicious! The best part are the vegan refried beans which are perfectly smoky and creamy. We ate this dip during a big championship soccer match (hubs…

Miso Edamame Hummus

Love hummus? Want to try it in a new way? Try this edamame hummus made with miso and garlic. It’s a fresh take on an old favorite, and it’s really easy to make. You can buy shelled edamame in the freezer section. All you have to do is thaw it, boil it for four minutes,…

Easy Balsamic Bruschetta

I’m really yearning for summer over here. Can you tell? Nothing says summer to me like tomatoes, because that’s when they taste so juicy sweet I can eat them like an apple with a little salt. I didn’t go that far, but I was craving some fresh bruschetta. I whipped up this easy balsamic bruschetta…

Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Wanna feel like a fancy schmancy chef? These will do the trick. I was totally amazed by myself after making these beautiful spring rolls. I was on cloud nine! I could do no wrong! It was the best I’ve felt about myself in months! Is that depressing? Maybe so, but regardless, making these “fancy but…

Chunky Crab Dip

I really love my vegan crabless cakes recipe, so I was inspired to make something similar tasting that I could quickly whip up for a snack. I came up with this crab dip that uses hearts of palm, lots of chunky vegetables, and vegan cream cheese and mayonnaise. It can be served warm or cold…