Vancity Virtual Potluck: Vegan Beer Chow Mein & Tofu

This is an update of an old post because I went to re-shoot the photos of this dish for the never-coming cookbook I’m working on (joking!) and I was so embarrassed by the old post that I felt like it deserved a do-over. Plus what better reason than for the Vancity Virtual Potluck? It’s a…

Vegan Ramen

I’ve decided to give up wine for 2016 and I wouldn’t say people are losing their damn minds over it, but pretty close. It’s making me wonder if my love of wine has earned me a reputation over the years. Here’s what conversations about it have been like: “I’m giving up wine for 2016.” “I read…

Vegan ‘Beef & Broccoli’

Happy 2016! I am so pumped for this year that I’m like Tom Cruise on a couch* excited for February because it is the start of the new Chinese New Year and according to Chinese Astrology it’s going to be a fantastic year for me! My astrological predictions have been right on point for the past few years…

Nectarine Bruschetta over Grilled Tofu with Rosemary

I’m getting super excited/nervous for my secret supper club this weekend! I spent last night deciding on the final menu and forcing my loved ones to commit to serving this Sunday. I’m beginning to have these fears that everything is going to be bland and disgusting…I think I’ve lost the ability to judge tastiness objectively….

Vegan Carb Heaven

Since getting pregnant I haven’t cared too much about carbs…haha that was a joke. I never cared about carbs. Doesn’t red wine break down carbs for you? I’m pretty sure it’s basic science. I came home from work the other day and piled up whatever I had left in the kitchen to try and figure…

Tandoori Tofu

I’ve been fighting against a food rut lately. Inspiration seems to come in waves but lately I’ve been making the same sorts of dishes that I do every week. Not that there’s anything wrong ‘Pasta Thursdays’ but I knew I needed to spend some time going through Pinterest and my cookbooks to find something. I…

Buffalo ‘Chicken’, Cucumber Salad, & Ciabatta

My cousin Shawna came over the other night for dinner on the patio, which is really code for let’s have dinner to wash done the wine. I thought it was time to try something new and this recipe by Charlotte Alvina has been on my Pinterest board for quite a while so I gave it…

High Kick Tahini Wraps

I had been bugging my friend Shawna to join me for bootcamp for weeks when she finally relented. (You might remember Shawna from this post) After Rich thoroughly kicked our asses she invited me over for dinner and I had no idea what my mouth (or my eyes) were in for. She seemed a little…

Tofu & Veggie Pot Pie

Today was British Columbia’s very first Family Day! Since I had the day off and some time I decided to tackle something that’s been on my vegan bucket list for a while now: a vegan version of chicken pot pie. I used to love chicken pot pie! But good lord, have you ever loved something…

Yellow Tofu Curry with Mango & Watercress

I recently came back from our annual family trip to Palm Springs where we got some much needed sunshine, relaxation, and 7pm bedtimes. The man, the myth, the Legend. My father plays with sparklers. As much fun as it was, I was definitely glad to come home and make a meal with fresh ingredients. Palm…

Fried Orange Juice Tofu

Something about the fall season seems to offer renewed energy. I took a walk down to my grocery store with my new toque on and was inspired to make something with oranges for dinner. I decided to do fried tofu over teriyaki mashed potatoes. Here’s what I used: 2 Fresh Oranges 1/2 block of firm…