Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens

April 13, 2016
Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens
Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens

The grass is greener where you water it.Robert Fulghum
This recipe is something I find myself craving often. Of course there is never a day when I wouldn’t love a freshly made hummus – as it’s the first thing I taught myself to make (using this classic recipe here) way back when I was a teenager (it’s crazy how long ago that was now).
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Sarah Britton’s Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad

April 7, 2016
Sarah Britton's Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad
Sarah Britton's Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha
I have to start this post by saying I’m waaaaaay late to the party on this one. In the blogosphere, there are recipes that seem to turn up everywhere you go – whether browsing Pinterest, or in blog comments, google searches and elsewhere. This My New Roots recipe is one of them, as it is indeed a classic in every way. A classic that up until recently I’d never even tried. I can now definitively say that I have been missing out something major, as Sarah Britton’s Best Ever French Lentil Salad is actually that good. It’s the best ever. End of story. Once I tried it (the first bite pretty much blew my mind), I just knew I had to share it – as this is one recipe that every plant based home cook should make, and take it from me, don’t wait years to do it like I did. Do it now. You’ll be so happy you did!
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Vegan Banana-Oat Cookies with Chocolate + Hemp

March 28, 2016
Vegan Banana-Oat Cookies with Chocolate + Hemp
Vegan Banana-Oat Cookies with Chocolate + Hemp

Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dalí
In a world of imperfections, it can be hard to acknowledge those things that maybe we aren’t the most proud of. We often tend to think those things that are less-than-ideal make us somehow less as humans, or that challenges are a sign that we just don’t have it ‘all together’. Well I for one have never had it all together (newsflash!), and I surmise not a one of you reading this has ever felt that way either. Sure there are times when we may feel just a little more on top of things, more on our game. But even in those moments, we are likely still aware of what can still be done even better, what can shine a little more. After all, improvement is always possible. But is it always necessary? That’s a good thought.
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Tempeh + Sweet Potato Stuffed Pita w/ Cashew Chipotle Sauce

March 10, 2016
Tempeh + Sweet Potato Stuffed Pita w/ Cashew Chipotle Sauce
Tempeh + Sweet Potato Stuffed Pita w/ Cashew Chipotle Sauce

I get by with a little help from my friends.John Lennon
This week I’m finally excited to share with you a recipe that’s been on the ‘test roster’ for a while now. These ingredients have been making appearances together for years now in our house, but the past few months have really seen them come together in a tangible way that I can now safely share.
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Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing

February 29, 2016
Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing
Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.Ram Dass
This recipe is another kitchen sink recipe, which came together not unlike last week’s soup (or really, like most of the food created in this house). It was inspired somewhat by the colours in this slaw, and coincidentally is dressed with another tahini-based dressing, this time only slightly adapted from Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte. In my experience, you simply can’t go wrong with any tahini dressing (at least any I have found), and I love this one for its sophisticated, citrusy twist with a little kiss of spice. Variety is so good, and I highly recommend giving this dressing a try!
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