Lemon Asparagus Hummus

Care of Andrea Howe Makes 1.5 cups Ingredients 1 cup asparagus, cut into 1” pieces 1 (400mL) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp tahini 1 lemon, juice 1 tbsp cooking water 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp + 1tsp extra-virgin olive… Read more »

Food of the Month: Asparagus

Care of Andrea Howe This spring super-food starts the season off packed full of vitamins and minerals. Asparagus season begins at the end of February, growing all through the spring until May. Unlike most vegetables, asparagus continues to grow and thrive even after being picked. This trait is beneficial as the powerful enzymes are just… Read more »

Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 6 servings Soup ingredients: 1 tsp grapeseed oil 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 red chili pepper, minced 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp paprika 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 L vegetable stock 1 540 ml can coconut… Read more »

Food of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com One potato, two potato. You say potato, I say sweet poe-tah-toe. Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious yet delicious punch. They are high in beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, which is good for your skin, eyesight, and reducing your overall risk of cancer. They are also a high… Read more »

Four Great Vegan Eats for Your Next American Vacation

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Disclaimer: This is not another vegan fast food post. While those articles are important (and we even have a whole fast food section here at veg.ca/fastfood!), they’re often meant to highlight what you can find if no other options exist. They’re often about settling for whatever cruelty-free… Read more »

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Makes 3 cups Serving size: 1 tbsp Cooking time: 15 minutes Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 6 cups water 6 tbsp baking soda 3 cups hazelnuts, blanched, skins removed and toasted 3/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp vanilla 3 tbsp dutch pressed cocoa powder Directions: Preheat the oven to… Read more »

Tart Holiday Smoothie

Care of Ashley Sauve Makes one serving Ingredients: 1 cup whole cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 banana, frozen 3 tablespoons hemp hearts ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup fresh orange juice pinch of dried ginger 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional) 1 tablespoon goji berries (optional) Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until… Read more »

Spiced Dark Chocolate, Walnut and Maple Covered Pears

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com (makes 12-14 servings depending on pear size) This is a fun activity to do with kids for Halloween, birthdays or special occasions! Ingredients:  12-14 small pears, washed and completely dried 14 wooden skewers (8” work well) 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts (or toasted pumpkin seeds for nut allergies) Chocolate… Read more »

Anti-Oxidant Smoothie

Care of Ashley Sauve Ingredients ½ cup frozen concord grapes ¼ cup frozen wild blueberries ¼ cup frozen cherries ¼ cup frozen blackberries 1 tbsp coconut butter 1 cup coconut milk 3 tbsp hemp seeds ½ tsp vanilla bean powder Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Food of the Month: Grapes

Care of Ashley Sauve While fruits are generally regarded as one of the healthiest food groups, few foods have a reputation for being as health-promoting as the humble grape. As far back as the Neolithic era, grapes have been cultivated on each of Earth’s continents. Their presence exists in most diets worldwide, which is one… Read more »