Red Lentil Dal

This easy Red Lentil Dal recipe is a homemade twist on the Indian classic. Completely vegan and naturally gluten-free, you can make Slow Cooker Lentil Dal or Instant Pot Dal to make weeknight cooking a breeze. Packed with warming spices and plant-based protein, it’s a simple vegetarian recipe that’s sure to go into regular rotation.

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My Favourite Healthy Cookbooks

My Favourite Healthy Cookbooks – a roundup of old favourites and new finds for easy, delicious, healthy vegetarian cooking.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is the easy, healthy side dish your Thanksgiving table is asking for! Made with a pecan crumble topping and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, this is a refined sugar-free dairy-free sweet potato recipe just in time for the holidays.

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When we moved into our current apartment we bought a bunch of furniture from the people who we bought the place from, including the crib that both of our kids have slept in, and this gargantuous dining table that really had no business being in an apartment of this size. It was big and clunky… 

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How To Make Peace With Holiday Eating

The holiday season is fraught with opportunities to indulge. How should a health-minded individual navigate their feelings around holiday eating? What about those trying to work on a health goal? Relax. Enjoy. It starts with a shift in mindset.

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How to Make a Vegetarian Cheese Board

Learn how to make an amazing Vegetarian Cheese Board! Choose a selection of vegetarian-friendly cheeses and the best cheese platter to make a fun, tasty, and easy appetizer or party spread.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe makes a beautiful and delicious side dish or vegetarian main. Made with a gluten-free quinoa stuffing, lentils add even more plant-based protein and cheese is optional but delicious. If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving side dish or just a fun way to eat squash, this vegetarian stuffed squash is the one!

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This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Remember last week when I was so confident that we’d cracked the code to sleeping all the way in to 6:30am? I jinxed us by writing about it. Or maybe he was just messing with us. We had two glorious days… 

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Collagen for Vegetarians

If you’re vegetarian and you’re looking for a plant-based alternative to collagen protein, we’ve got good news for you. There are lots of easy, nutritious, and delicious foods you can eat that will naturally boost your collagen production and help support and maintain the collagen you’ve already got in your system. Learn about the foods you can eat, the nutrients they deliver, and the recipes we love for vegetarian collagen support.

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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Millet and Raisins

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with millet, raisins, and toasted pumpkin seeds. These pumpkin muffins are made with wholegrain flour, real pumpkin purée, and plenty of spices. They’re sweet, crunchy, filling, delicious, and freezer friendly to boot. Make up a batch of pumpkin oatmeal muffins for breakfasts on the go or healthy snacks.

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Lentils

This Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Lentils is a salty, sweet, spicy, and crunchy all at once. Loaded with plant-based protein and topped with toasted cashews, crumbled feta, and micro greens, it’s a colourful, festive squash salad that doubles as a side dish or a vegetarian main.