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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kvarg and quinoa protein pots

People keep asking me how I’m doing these days, and the answer is this: I’m hungry. I’m hungry All. The. Time. Seriously, from the moment I wake up until about 3pm, I’m eating every 60 – 90 minutes. And when I eat it goes something like this: feeling full –> full –> full –> full… 

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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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egg salad with celery and dill

A simple egg salad with celery and dill. Perfect for a quick, easy, and nutritious packed lunch.  I went for my first outdoor swim of the year this morning. Stockholm has had a less than pleasant spring, so the air was cold and my feet went painfully numb on the barefoot walk from the pool… 

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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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greens ‘n’ grains breakfast bowl

A balanced bowl of goodness perfect for any time of day. Mostly greens with some healthy whole grains and softly scrambled eggs alongside.  Would you believe me if I told you I was lying on the beach in Bali dreaming about this dish? It’s true. I was. I guess that’s how my brain works. We… 

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roasted cauliflower and white bean salad

This hearty vegan roasted cauliflower salad with cannellini beans, chewy kamut, and toasted pine nuts is great warm or cold. I bought a Christmas tree on the weekend. A tiny, squat, and somewhat ridiculous looking tree. I personally would have gone for something tall and lush, even though we’re going away in just 10 days,… 

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one-pot lemony kale spaghetti

Easy one-pot lemony kale spaghetti comes together in a flash and is the perfect respite from heavy holiday meals. Top with a poached egg to add some protein! I haven’t hit the snooze button for a whole week. That might not seem like a lot, but I am trying to kick a decades long snooze… 

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throwback thursday night fry {low carb pak choy stir-fry}

  Happy Thanksgiving for those of you who are celebrating today! I’m going to keep it short and sweet since I know most of you are celebrating with friends and family – hopefully there’s a lot of pie involved and you’ll be enjoying leftovers for the next few days. When you’re ready for something on… 

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toast for dinner – beans on toast

Simple saucy beans on toast make for a quick and easy nutritious weeknight dinner. Lately I’ve been feeling disoriented. I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night not sure of where I am or what day it is. I’ve been dreaming things so close to my real life that I’m constantly having to… 

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