Category: Main Dishes

Mediterranean Style Black Bean Burgers

June 29
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The long weekend is FINALLY here and because of that, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite staple recipes for summer 2018. (Warning: the following photos may induce severe hunger) If you’re Canadian or American, or are planning to get together with friends or family this weekend (or any weekend!), I promise you that these burgers won’t disappoint and will quickly become a crowd pleaser. Easy to make, super delicious and a recipe that feeds 6, these burgers are a great way to kick off the warm weather and celebrate the 4th of July and Canada Day! Good food, good company, warm weather… what more could you ask for?! 

Vegan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Low Fat, Vegan
December 10
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Growing up in a Hungarian household, cabbage rolls were a frequent dish on our dinner table. I have distinct memories of the Hungarian tastes and warm feelings of family spending time together over a good meal. I will never forget my grandmother and great aunts making this classic dish and as much as I loved it so many years ago, I’d never consider eating it now for the simple reason that it is not vegan. Not even close. 

For years, I’ve avoided making cabbage rolls, as I thought they were a lot of work. The rolling of cabbage leaves was a daunting task for me and I could never bring myself to attempt it…. until this week. I had no plans of making cabbage rolls at all, but while I was perusing the produce isles at the grocery store, there was something about the cabbage that screamed “use me!”. Can’t say that’s happened before, but suddenly I had an urge to make cabbage rolls. I had no idea how and no time to make them, but I felt compelled. And so I went… picked up a large cabbage and went home to experiment. Thankfully, the once daunting task to me, wasn’t actually daunting at all. I am pleased to say that making stuffed cabbage rolls is actually MUCH easier than I expected. 

Vegan Mashed Potato Bites and Mushroom Gravy

February 3
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How many people do you know that love mashed potatoes and gravy? Come to think of it, I can’t think of a single person in my life that doesn’t. I also can’t think of a single situation where mashed potatoes and gravy wouldn’t be a great addition. Every family dinner, gathering, lunch, or party is only made better by the addition of mashed potatoes and gravy. Catch my drift? I love me some mashed potatoes! Actually, I just love ALL potatoes. 

A funny story for you – my friend and I were in Asia and bargaining for some souvenirs to bring home. We could tell that the sales ladies understood when we said yes or no to each other and we didn’t want to lead them on to how we felt about the products. The key to good bargaining is making the sales people believe you could easily walk away from whatever it is you’re bargaining for if the price is too high. So instead of speaking in English, my friend and I made up code words for the products we liked and the products we disliked. The ones we liked? “Pomme de terre”. The ones we disliked? “Poubelle”. Just to clarify for those that don’t speak French, pomme de terre means potato and poubelle means garbage. THAT’S how much I love potatoes. I used them as my code word.

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