Simple Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Sauce (and Garlic Toast!)

Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce and Garlic Toast - ilovevegan.comPerfecting a delicious, basic go-to recipe for spaghetti sauce has been on my to-do list for a very long time. Nailing that perfect sauce has required a lot of trial and error. It’s not that making tomato sauce is hard, it really isn’t! But it’s taken me an embarrassingly long time to realize exactly what it was I was looking for: Simplicity.

Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce and Garlic Toast - ilovevegan.comSimple Roasted Tomato Sauce and Garlic Toast - ilovevegan.comIn the past I often over-seasoned my tomato sauce with too many dried herbs, onion, plenty of different veggies, and sugar. Over the years I’ve made a lot of sauces that I definitely enjoyed, but I never made one that felt like the one.

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Grilled Veggie Taco Bowl -

Grilled Veggie Taco Bowl

Hello! Please allow me to introduce you to two of my newest food obsessions: Number 1: my brand spankin’ new George Foreman grill, and Number 2: Crispy-crunchy, amazingly flavourful, veggie-loaded taco bowls with all the fixins’. I first started cooking with a George Foreman grill when William and I moved far away from our homes in BC, to live…

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Grilled Veggie Kebabs with Creamer Potatoes & Tofu -

Grilled Veggie Kebabs with Creamer Potatoes & Tofu

Last month I introduced you to The Little Potato Company’s Oven | BBQ Ready Kits in my recipe: Potato Veggie Lentil Curry. Their Creamer potatoes make great side dishes for simple, healthy dinners, leftovers can be a nutritious addition to vegan lunch bowls, and they’re perfect for summer barbeques! Since the beginning of August I’ve been a…

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Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait -

Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait

Today I have the perfect summertime weekend treat for you to enjoy. You will love this deliciously frosty, lightly spiced and naturally sweetened parfait! I happen to have a thing with buying underripe bananas, completely forgetting about them, and then suddenly finding myself with more overripe bananas than I know what to do with. Thankfully bananas are…

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Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal -

Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal

My foray into eating healthier began with breakfast. I’ve always found it’s easiest to make healthy choices first thing in the morning, and once you’ve set the tone for the day, it’s easier to continue making healthy choices throughout the day. If you’re looking to get into eating healthier, I strongly recommend that you get started with breakfast….

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Potato Veggie Lentil Curry -

Potato Veggie Lentil Curry

Working as a brand ambassador for The Little Potato Company these last few months has been such a great opportunity to play around with a humble ingredient! Prior to this partnership, I hadn’t been employing potatoes into my cooking nearly enough. Potatoes are such a versatile, nutritious, and affordable vegan staple. I’m ashamed to think…

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Loaded Vegan Nacho Plate -

Loaded Vegan Nacho Plate

Let’s talk nachos! There are few things as delicious as a loaded nacho plate – loads of bubbling cheese, fresh veggie toppings, heaps of guacamole, tangy salsa… Ugh, so good! Never eating nachos again was a real fear of mine when we were making the transition to veganism. Sour cream and tons of cheese were the…

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Perfect Summertime Lemonade -

Perfect Summertime Lemonade + Summer Favourites from Ayushi

Summer is finally here and wow, does it ever feel good! I’m taking food photos well after 3pm and there’s daylight until almost 10pm. Summer is Southern Alberta is such a treat. It’s easy to miss my home province of British Columbia and all the wonderful outdoor activities that come with living in the Kootenays,…

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