Beyond Spaghetti Bolognese – Fast Edition

'Spaghetti is Constie's favourite' Adrianna mentioned during our Saturday morning brunch at Bandida's. She was referring to a mountain of spaghetti her six-year-old daughter Constie, short for Constance, had the night prior. Seeing her face lit up as Adrianna and I continued our talk about this classic Italian dish, inspired me. It's been about seven... Continue Reading →

Vegan Secret Sauce

From the McDonald's Big Mac to In-N-Out's Animal Style, it seems like everyone loves the oomph of a secret sauce. So, once the Beyond Burger entered my life, I wanted to create a vegan secret sauce that was both creamy and tangy while using few ingredients. Combining Earth Island Soy-Free Vegenaise, Heinz Ketchup, French's Yellow... Continue Reading →

Kale Pesto

Using only 8 ingredients this light and vibrant pesto is perfect addition to your summer dish! Kale Pesto Ingredients: 1 cup pine nuts 1 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup fresh basil 3 garlic cloves 1 lemon 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Preparation: Over medium-low heat lightly toast the pine nuts... Continue Reading →


While I do enjoy culturing plant-based cheeses, I also love my quick'n'easy recipes. And this recipe is just that! Using only 10 ingredients, this creamy Nacho-Queso packs a healthy punch which will leave you wondering, how is there no dairy? Nacho-Queso Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cashews (soaked overnight) 1/2 cup water (plus additional for blending)... Continue Reading →


Chickpeas are a great source of fibre and protein and I, like most people I know agree, hummus is one of those spreads which can easily be eaten daily. When I started to work on my hummus recipe there was always something missing. I quickly realized it was the tahini. While I was using my trusted... Continue Reading →

Cashew Crema

This is one of my go-to sauces for dips, pastas and spreads. It is simple to make and goes with many different dishes. Ingredients: 1/4 shallot 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 avocado 1 cup of raw cashews 1/2 fresh lemon 1/2 tbsp of dried oregano 3/4 cup of water Sea Salt & Pepper Instructions:  Soak the cashews overnight,... Continue Reading →

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