Easy Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

Tofu Breakfast Sandwich (Vegan)

This has become one of our all time favorite breakfasts. We’ve tried all kinds of egg replacers since removing eggs from our diet – some of them are excellent, but they can be expensive or hard to find. Happily, it turns out the simplest alternative is also the secret to the breakfast sandwich of yourRead more

Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns With Cream Cheese Frosting (Vegan)

Gooey vegan cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting.

In our house, Christmas morning has always involved eating cinnamon buns while opening our stockings – there’s something about sticky fingers and wrapping paper (and shiny new gifts) that just works. ๐Ÿ™‚  As a kid, my mom’s cinnamon rolls were dripping with golden, cinnamon-y syrup, and studded with raisins – so good!! When I wasRead more

Chickpea Tuna

A vegan/vegetarian tuna substitute made with chickpeas.

One of the things I missed most after going vegan was canned tuna. It was such an easy thing to add to sandwiches, casseroles, and pasta – I would even eat it on its own on crackers or in salads. However, being at the top of the aquatic food chain, tuna is highly contaminated withRead more

Tackling My Nemesis, the Laundry Room

Farmhouse Laundry Room Larder Thrifted

When my husband and I took on the huge job of building our house, the only way we could afford to do it at all was by putting in a lot of our own โ€œsweat equityโ€, as we had very little of the monetary kind laying around. We couldnโ€™t afford to pay others to doRead more

Irish Soda Bread (Vegan)

Slicing into a loaf of vegan Irish Soda Bread.

I’m kind of a traditionalist when it comes to food (except for, you know, the whole vegan thing). I adore simple, old world recipes; the stuff our grandmothers could whip up using nothing more than intuition and what she had on hand. Simple, rustic food that’s quick to pull together but big on comfort. YouRead more

Quick and Easy Pizza Bowls (Vegan/GF)

Vegan Pizza Bowls (GF/WFPB)

Now that everyone in our household is either working or going to school (or both), weโ€™re always on the lookout for meals that come together quickly after a long day. I have come to depend on cookbooks like Isa Does It, Isa Chandraโ€™s book of 30 minute meals (a must buy, if you don’t alreadyRead more

No-Knead Dinner Rolls

These vegan dinner rolls are so tender they melt in your mouth. This rich egg and dairy-free dough can be used as a base for challah, cinnamon buns, or to create farmhouse sandwich loaves.

Our holidays almost always include at least one incarnation of a rich, decadent bread, and that’s often in the form of a decorative wreath or braid, Christmas morning cinnamon buns, or soft and buttery dinner rolls. While itโ€™s totally possible to make bread without milk and eggs, the most festive ones usually feature both. TheseRead more

Harvest Veggie Chowder (Vegan/GF Option)

Harvest Vegetable Chowder/Soup (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

When the autumn rains hit, there’s nothing more comforting than a warming bowl of soup loaded with chunky vegetables (except maybe a long bath followed by stretchy pants), so we’ve been eating this one a lot lately. The timing is perfect, as gardens, larders, and farmers markets are bursting with produce just begging to beRead more

Pesto Portobello Burger (Vegan)

Portobello Pesto Burger (Vegan)

Mushrooms are a vegan flavour-seeker’s best friend; their savoury earthiness is a godsend for those craving the comforting richness of stewed meats and broths, but not the meat itself. Even before I became a vegetarian, I was all about the mushrooms; a burger just wasn’t complete without a huge pile of sauteed mushrooms on top.Read more

Beyond Soap

I’ve mentioned my struggle with sensitive skin a few times over the years, so when I was invited to take part in an online book tour for Dr. Sandy Skotnicki’s new book Beyond Soap, I jumped at the chance. I was a teen during the 80’s. If you were there, or if you’ve ever seen anRead more