Quick and Easy Recipes

This is a collection of Quick and Easy vegetarian recipes you'll be able to pull off in a cinch! From 10-Minute Ramen or a quick Broccoli Orecchiette, to an easy Sheet-Pan Gnocchi Bake, these are the recipes you can have on the table to feed your family in no time at all.

carrot hummus rolls

A quick and easy healthy snack or lunch that’s versatile, vegan, and delicious! This is a quick post about a quick bite I like to make. We just did a whirlwind tour of the Amalfi coast for some dear friends’ wedding, which meant dragging our one-year-old out of bed at 4am one morning for a… 

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pumpkin pie overnight oats

These quick and easy overnight oats are pumpkin spice and everything nice! Vegan, easily gluten free, and ready when you wake up – what’s not to love? Hi there, it’s me in the spoon! For the past few months I have been on an oat bender. It started when I came home after my summer… 

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five-minute single serve pumpkin mac and cheese

The easiest and most delicious pumpkin mac and cheese you’ve ever had – in just five minutes! Growing up in the 80’s, microwave cookery was a big part of my culinary experience. My parents had this hulking beast of a microwave – the kind of microwave that you’d be afraid to stand in front of… 

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cheater caesar salad – and some news

A quick and easy fish-free Caesar dressing for when you need a Caesar salad Right. Now. Gosh, it’s been a while! I want to thank you all so much for your patience while I’ve been on hiatus, and for all of the very kind comments, emails, and messages you sent in response to me taking… 

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blueberry buckwheat smoothie bowls

Thick green smoothie bowls with blueberry and banana topped with toasted buckwheat, extra berries, and a sprinkling of chia seeds. It took me thirty-some years to realize that if I wanted nice looking hair then I was going to have to do some things to it. Put some stuff in it. Handle some appliances. For… 

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toast for dinner – refried beans, fried egg, and salsa

Put your Cinco de Mayo leftovers to good use with this simple, nourishing, and delicious toast for dinner. Refried beans, crispy fried egg, salsa, and cilantro. It doesn’t get much better than this! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner there’s a high probability some of you might have some Mexi-ish ingredients kicking around… 

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a light lunch bowl – napa cabbage slaw with chickpeas

A fresh and light lunch bowl with shredded napa cabbage, parsley, and chickpeas. I put up our blackout blinds last weekend. And by blackout blinds I of course mean the dark brown fitted sheet we hang over our bedroom window during the summer months. Our apartment, quite bafflingly, is fitted with black blinds in every… 

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spicy cauliflower frittata

Spicy harissa paste, chewy halloumi cheese, and salty capers come together in this quick and easy one-pan frittata that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This past weekend in Paris was fabulous. It’s such an incredible city, beautiful and sparkly and vibrant. We were lucky with the weather (glorious!), Paul ran a great race (one… 

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caesar roasted broccoli with orzo

Caesar roasted broccoli with whole-wheat orzo and almonds is one of the easiest dinners you’ll ever make!  Easter is one of my favourite times of year. It’s not just that the children dress as witches and go trick or treating, a tradition I adore (they’re such cute little witches!), or that people hand you gigantic… 

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toast for dinner – tahini toast with simple carrot salad

A simple carrot salad is coupled with tahini toast for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.  Happy Monday! I’ve got another instalment in the Toast for Dinner series, and this one is easy, fresh, and delicious! I’ve been in the habit lately of putting tahini in and on all kinds of things. I don’t know… 

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Asian {veggie} noodle salad

An Asian-inspired vegetable noodle salad with tofu. Vegan, gluten-free, and super quick and easy, this makes a great light lunch. During the week my husband and I eat in a very routine way. If you’re a regular reader, you already know that, and you might even know that because today is Monday I’m going to be… 

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Indonesian gado gado

A twist on a traditional Indonesian dish. Steamed vegetables, cubes of fried tofu, and hard-boiled egg come together with a spicy peanut sauce for dipping. When Paul and I arrived in Bali in December, a day late and with no luggage, we were greeted at the airport by a man holding a sign with our… 

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kale and white bean tortilla

A riff on a Spanish-style tortilla featuring ribbons of Tuscan kale and replacing the traditional potatoes with heart-healthy cannellini beans. Five years ago today I said a tearful goodbye to my husband as he walked through the gates of the Vancouver International Airport to board a flight to Minneapolis, then Amsterdam, then Stockholm. I returned… 

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