barbecue tofu bowls

Crisp, chewy, and flavourful barbecue tofu. A simple vegan grilling option perfect in sandwiches or bowls.  Do you ever feel like vegetarians get the short end of the stick when it comes to grilling season? Or, conversely, do you break into a cold sweat when vegetarian friends or family accept your invitation to grill out?… 

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tempeh reuben bowls

A veganized and bowl-ified riff on a classic Reuben sandwich. Packed with nutritious gut-friendly foods, this meal-bowl takes some effort but is great for make-ahead meals and packed lunches. One of the challenges of being a food blogger is constantly coming up with new and exciting recipes to post. Sometimes you come up with an… 

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lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh with quinoa

Batch cooked quinoa comes together with lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh for a quick, easy, and nourishing make-ahead meal. Sundays are perfect for weekday prep, so let’s do some batch cooking, shall we? Let’s whip up a batch of something fast. Something jam-packed with goodness. Something that’s good when it’s warm but equally good when… 

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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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savoy slaw with smoked tofu

A sturdy slaw with savoy cabbage, carrot, apple, caramelized shallots and smoked tofu. It’ll last the week in your fridge and makes for great packed lunches.  I can never remember whether or not I’ve locked the door. Many mornings I’m suddenly seized with panic when I’m a block or two from home and have to turn… 

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baked sriracha tempeh bowls

This Saturday will mark 11 years since I went on my first date with the cute triathlete guy who swam in the fast lane. It’s an anniversary that will go by without much fuss since we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary last month, but still one that deserves a little attention. After all, 11 is… 

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turmeric tofu scramble, 2 ways

I’m always on the hunt for recipes that serve double duty. You know, the kind of thing that you can make for dinner but also makes great leftovers for packed lunches. Something that’s equally good hot off the grill, or eaten at room temperature the next day. Something that’s fast, easy, soul-satisfying, AND jammed full… 

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tempeh tacos with white cabbage and fresh salsa

How do you say the world taco? I say it like taaaco and my friend Alison, who, along with apparently the rest of the world, says it like tah-co, loves to make fun of me for it. Her impression of me doing it is as if I’m in Fargo (the movie, not the series). I… 

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no-noodle pad Thai stir-fry

I keep getting asked what I’m doing with all my free time now that I’m done my degree. In a word: sleeping. Some things are inevitable. Death, taxes, and an immune system crash the second you finish something important. And so it was. I defended my thesis last Thursday, flew to London on Friday for… 

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five minute feel better miso vegetable soup

You know that cold that has been going around? The one everyone in class or at your office has had? The one I was so smug about having avoided, particularly after having spent hours sitting next to sick classmates, working with sick kids, and sleeping next to a sick husband? Yeah. It caught up with… 

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soba noodle salad with spinach

The last weekend of May was a bright and sunny affair in Stockholm. I biked around wearing a skirt and a sleeveless top. We drank cold beers on sunny patios. Paul and I planted a little garden on our patio. I even got a touch of a sunburn one day. And then, June arrived. What… 

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lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh with quinoa

I grew up in a part of the world that doesn’t really get real winters. Don’t get me wrong, Vancouver winters are nasty in that can’t-get-warm-cause-you’re-always-soaking-wet kind of way, and I do not miss the rain even a little bit, but relatively speaking, they’re mild. Now I live in a part of the world that… 

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tom yam soup

Tom Yam soup. I’ve always seen this soup referred to as Tom Yum, but our instructor and recipe booklet both call it Tom Yam, so that’s what I’m going with. If you find yourself in Chiang Mai and are looking for a great cooking class, let me suggest May Kaidee’s Thai vegetarian cooking class. The… 

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crispy skillet tofu

Three weeks ago when I left Sweden for the Sunshine Coast of BC to marry off my sister, Emily, I made the decision to not lug my beast of a laptop with me. Though barely over two years old, my computer seems to me now like a clunky chugging station wagon; the kind with fake… 

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savoy slaw

Last weekend I had my first day off since I arrived back in Vancouver. The course I was supposed to be teaching on Saturday’s didn’t end up running, which, happily, freed me up to head over to the Vancouver Farmer’s Market Winter Market. It was the first time I’d seen the market running in their… 

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smoked tofu gyoza

I’ve been holding off on posting this recipe, a little fearful that I’d lose those of you who have been faithfully making each and every thing I’ve posted over the last 14 weeks with something scary and laborious sounding like home made gyoza. Don’t be afraid! A home made dumpling like these tasty smoked tofu gyoza… 

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the sandwich system

It’s back to school or back to work for may of you. For me it’s nearly the end of the blitz of work I’ve been doing, and September 7th brings the beginning of a new semester; the fourth of five without a break, and six new distance education courses. Here we go! Work or school,… 

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cold rice noodles with cashews

I don’t know about where you are in the world, but it has been HOT in Stockholm. Too hot for a hot dinner, and definitely too hot to be standing over the stove for any significant length of time. This rice noodle dish takes a total of 5 minutes on the heat; the rest is… 

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