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Sloppy Joe Zucchini Boats

Sure, you can make this sloppy joe filling and eat it on a soft kaiser, but that’s so basic. I want to give you a healthier option so you can eat even more sloppy joe stuff. You can round out these zucchini boats with garlic bread or rice on the side and serve as a meal. Or, if you’re too lazy to prep the zucchini altogether, just pour the sloppy joe mixture into an oven-safe dish, top with the vegan cheese shreds, and bake for 20 minutes until melty! Serve with slices of garlic toast for dipping, a perfect last-minute party appie. INGREDIENTS 4 large zucchini 3 Tbsps olive oil, divided 1 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion (about 1 onion) 1 cup finely diced green bell pepper (about 1 pepper) 2 Tbsps coconut sugar or light brown sugar 2 Tbsps gluten-free tamari or low-sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp

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Nutty Tofu Crisp Over Asian Noodles

This is one of my family’s favorite recipes. Serve with a heaping portion of steamed greens (e.g., chard, bok choy, Chinese cabbage) and sparkling water or a glass of white wine. This recipe is an excellent source of calcium with or without the calcium-rich greens. –Enette Instructions Mix the first eight ingredients with a fork to create marinade. Cut pressed tofu halves a second time, diagonally. Place tofu quarters in marinade for at least 15 minutes on each side. Cook noodles according to package directions. Dip the marinated tofu into the chopped peanuts to fully coat one side. Heat 1 tsp of peanut oil in a nonstick skillet. Cook tofu, with the peanut side down, until golden brown (~ 1-1/2 min) and repeat on the other side. Heat remaining marinade over the stove or in the microwave and pour over the hot noodles. Divide noodles into four equal servings, place

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The “Everything but the bagel” Seasoning

You don’t need to pay big bucks to enjoy one of the world’s most popular spice blends. This “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning is a crowd favourite in our house. We use it to elevate many traditional breakfast dishes. Ingredients 1½ tbsp poppy seeds 2 tbsp white sesame seeds 1 tbsp black sesame seeds 1½ tbsp dried minced garlic 1½ tbsp dried onion flakes 2 tsp flaked sea salt or coarse sea salt To prepare: 1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, until well mixed. 2. Store in a spice or mason jar, and keep in your pantry. 3. Sprinkle over avocado toast, scrambled tofu, salads, roasted veggies, and more. Did you try this recipe? Tag us on social and share how you liked it! You might also enjoy this warming curry dish too!

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Mac and Queso Dinner

This recipe uses our favourite Plant Powered Queso recipe mixed with cooked macaroni. It’s a delicious accompaniment to any dish. Spicy, creamy and totally cheesy, you won’t believe this queso is vegan and veggie based! Plant Powered Queso Inspired by: Clean Food Dirty Girl’s 5- Minute Instant Pot Cheesy Sauce Ingredients: 2 cups peeled and chopped potatoes (or about 3 medium-sized potatoes) 1 cup chopped carrots (1 large carrot) 1 small onion, chopped 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 Teaspoon ground turmeric, or 1 Tablespoon chopped turmeric root if available 2 cups vegetable stock or water 1/2 cup soaked and drained raw cashews (or substitute 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or and 1/4 cup ground flax seed) 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder 1 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Soak cashews in hot water for 15-20 minutes, drain, rinse and set aside.

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Peppy Springtime Risotto

Spring Risotto Recipe Risotto is a labour of love. It requires time, patience and attention, but will reward you tenfold. It is so versatile. The method given here up until the rice is cooked “al dente” will always be the same and can be done hours or even a day or two in advance. From that point on I invite you to play! Try a Meyer lemon and fennel frond risotto, or in the fall roasted squash and pumpkin seed. Maybe you like Parmesan cheese more than cheddar. It’s all up to you. INGREDIENTS » 500 g Arborio risotto rice » 2 L chicken or vegetable stock » 500 ml white wine » 2 Tbsp olive oil » 2 cloves of garlic » 2 medium shallots » 1/2 bunch local asparagus, cut into rounds » 8 shrimp, chopped and tails removed » 150 g sharp or smoked cheddar, grated »

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Chickpea stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Perfect pretty much any time of year, stuffed with protein. A great side or even a main if you like! Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 15 ounce can of chickpeas (or cook up your own) 1 Tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt ½ teaspoon black pepper (or more depending on your preference) ½ teaspoon cumin 1 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons tahini Crushed red pepper flakes for serving Instructions Cut the potatoes in half and bake for 45-50 minutes at 365 or until soft. Don’t take out the insides completely! Save some to scoop on top Mis together the cumin, spinach, salt, olive oil and blackpepper Place mix into stopped out potatoes Bake in over at 350F for 10 minutes Drizzle tahini on top Enjoy! Image Courtesy Pinterest by Ceri-Ann Loram

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Delightful Alfredo Pasta

This dish is so creamy and delicious that you will swear it has cheese in it.  But it doesn’t! And it doesn’t have oil either. Ingredients: -1 cauliflower cut into large chunks -2 Onions quartered -4-6 cloves of garlic ¼ cup of nutritional yeast 1-2 Tbsp of dried tarragon ½ Tsp of ground black pepper ½ tsp of hot sauce (optional) ½ tsp of ground Himalayan salt 2 – 2.1/2 cups of organic veggie broth 1 package of rice fettucini pasta Directions: Put all the ingredients into a large pot except the pasta and nutritional yeast.  Bring to a boil and cook on medium high until the cauliflower is a bit soft.  Dump the entire contents of the pot into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.  Add in the nutritional yeast ,blend a little bit more, and serve on top of cooked rice fettucini. RECIPE (based on 5 servings):

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Warming Curry Delight

This zesty curry is delicious and warms the body.  The fresh ginger and spices make it so delectable, the water chestnuts are a nice touch and the green beans add a big crunch. Ingredients: 1-2 Diced onions 1 cup of green beans – small pieces cut (bite size) 1 package of sliced cremini mushrooms 2 sliced carrots 2 celery stalks diced 1 can of slice water chestnuts 1 can of coconut milk 1 Tbsp ground cumin 2 Tbsp curry powder 1 Tbsp garam masala ground ½ tsp of ground black pepper 1 tsp of tamari sauce ½ cup of organic veggie stock 1 large piece of fresh ginger peeled and ground 5-6 cloves of fresh garlic pressed Directions: Cook onions, mushrooms, carrots and celery in a pot with veggie stock.  Cook until onions are translucent and mushrooms start to soften.  Add in all the spices, tamari, garlic, ginger, and pepper

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Korean vegetable stir fry featuring chopsticks
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Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

This sweet dish is sure to travel your family’s tastebuds to Korea! Travel may be limited right now but we can still experience it’s flavours through the foods we bring to the table. INGREDIENTS 2 zucchinis, ribbons or julienned 2 carrots, julienned 1 large yellow onion, sliced 1 package of cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced 1⁄4 cup of chopped green onions 1 package of sweet potato starch noodles 3 Tbsp of soya sauce 1⁄4 cup of vegetable broth 2 Tbsp of sesame oil For Serving (optional): Chopped romaine Sliced avocado Chopped cucumber Kimchi Sesame Seeds DIRECTIONS Heat a large pot of water for the sweet potato noodles and follow instructions on the package. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the vegetable broth until it’s bubbling. Add sliced onions and cook until translucent. Add the carrots and mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes, then toss in zucchini ribbons and

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