In my house, we generally have some variety of tex-mex meal at least once a week (and a couple days after as left overs). One of the things I tend to make as a side to the burrito/taco/fajita/chili are these amazing sweet potato fries. I always make two sheets of them so that I have left overs for salads or grain bowls through the week. Continue reading “Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Fries”
This easy quinoa salad features crisp green vegetables that say “spring is here!” This delicate salad is a crowd pleaser. Continue reading “Spring Green Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette”
Piccata is traditionally made with chicken, but translates perfectly with tofu. I have been working on this dish for a while and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Extra-firm tofu is dredged in seasoned chickpea flour, and then served with a lemon, white wine caper sauce. It is perfection. It is a great dish for spring and summer served with a side of fresh greens, asparagus and mashed cauliflower. Continue reading “Lemon Caper Tofu (Tofu Piccata)”
This recipe is a great way of turning a veggie into a party food. Cauliflower florets are coated in a protein-rich chickpea-flour batter, covered in crispy panko crumbs, then baked. But the party starts when you hit these morsels with this tasty sauce maple-tamari sauce. Continue reading “Cauliflower ‘Wings’ with Salty-Sweet Maple-Tamari Sauce”
Mexican flavours and inspired dishes are a plentiful in my Plantiful Plates kitchen. Not only do they incorporate meat alternative beans deliciously, but they are full of brightly coloured veggies. Continue reading “Cinco de Mayo: Sweet Potato Nachos”
This simple pasta salad is filling, tasty and perfect for barbecues and picnics. It travels well, tastes better with time and is a real crowd pleaser. The pesto recipe that is used to dress the salad is a versatile recipe on its own. You can use it to flavour warm pasta dishes, in soups or even as a spread on a wrap or sandwich. Continue reading “Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad”
This delicate salad is bursting with spring flavours and ingredients. The chickpeas provide added sustenance, making this a perfect side to a delicate Mother’s Day lunch or spring bbq. To make the salad spread further, toss it with 3 to 4 cups of baby spinach or other spring green.
This dessert is a fresh and light option for the end of a heavier meal, or to serve for those who don’t have a big sweet tooth. You can prepare the cashew cream a day or two in advance which makes the assembly of the dessert quick and easy. Continue reading “Fresh Figs with Honey Lemon Cashew Cream & Walnuts”
Even though the calendar shows that we are almost into Spring, it still feels decidedly Winter-like outside.
A staple recipe that I like to make for busy weeknights, or any cool-weather evenings is chili. This version is made in a slow cooker, so set it on low in the morning and it will be ready to serve by dinner. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili”
This hearty stew has a creamy red lentil sauce spiked with traditional pot pie veggies and seasonings topped with pillowy dumplings acting like the crust. Continue reading “Veggie Pot Pie Stew and Dumplings”