Tag: lunch

Bok Choy and Oyster Mushrooms

Bok Choy and Oyster Mushrooms

I love noodles and ramen more than anything these days. If I could eat it everyday without it seriously effecting my health and waistline I absolutely would. But these days it’s all about balance. Luckily I still love veggies just as much and this is 

The Prettiest Rice Bowl Ever.

The Prettiest Rice Bowl Ever.

It’s been said you eat with your eyes first. This dish is no exception. That’s why this is ‘The Prettiest Rice Bowl Ever’. The ingredients involved require so many delicious elements and when put all together they are a match made in heaven. To get 

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich

When I became vegetarian the thing I missed most was fish. It was easily something I had often and still to this day miss it dearly. One of the best things I would always have in my pantry was canned tuna. It was so versatile and went with everything I could ever imagine. That being said no longer having this as an option really made me experiment and try my best to have those old classics, but reimagined.

A friend of mine told me she had this chickpea tuna salad and the cogs in my brain started turning. She also suggested using greek yogurt vs. a mayo and I was hooked. This turned out so amazingly delicious I honestly couldn’t believe it. So full of flavour and texture, it was amazing. This is the perfect thing for lunches for the week as the chickpeas will hold for a long time without sacrificing any flavour or even bringing it to a park, without that fishy smell or concern of spoilage.

The best part of this recipe is all of it! I hope you enjoy!

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich

The best invention since canned tuna! This did not disappoint and is the perfect thing for lunch or even a salad topper of you wanna skip the bread!
3.21 from 129 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
10 mins
Course lunch, meal prep, Snack
Cuisine canadian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Small-Medium Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Canned Chickpeas drained
  • 3/4 cup 2% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Dried Dill
  • 1 Celery stock diced
  • 1 Shallot diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 6 Boston Leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 Slices of bread I loved using sourdough here
  • 2 tbsp Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha Depends on your spice level, I like it hot

Instructions
 

  • Open and drain chickpeas, add 1 cup to bowl
  • Dice celery and shallot, place in bowl with chickpeas
  • Add yogurt, dill, salt and pepper, mix all together lightly mashing with a fork
  • Spread Mayo and sriracha on both sides of bread, add lettuce and thinly sliced roma tomato
  • Use half of chickpea salad for each sandwich, slice and serve!
Keyword chickpea, healthy, lunch, quick, sandwich
Veggie Udon Noodles

Veggie Udon Noodles

Who doesn’t like a veggie friendly noodle? Udon of all noodles especially. They are delicious and chewy. We all like the big pay off when it comes to making dinner and something we can truly enjoy. Sometimes the effort seems too daunting and we end 

Crispy Herby Polenta Fries

Crispy Herby Polenta Fries

This dish is one of those things I would always order at a restaurant because they were a special treat I’d never have at home or even think to make. Turns out they’re incredibly easy to achieve at home and they are very well worth 

Crispy Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

Do you ever find you go through food moods? You’ll be making pasta all the time, or having soup a few nights a week? Or ramen often (I mean that’s a given these days for me). But, same, and that’s me with Brussels Sprouts right now. As you can see from my other recipes here. I also am a huge fan of using everything in your fridge and having as little food waste as possible so often my recipes reflect that. I’ll use leftovers, or try to use everything I have before I get more. I think everyone should get into this habit as well! Less waste is better for the environment and your wallet!

I love love love potatoes in more ways than one and my mom made these ‘smashed potatoes’ for me as they’re pretty much my favourite. As much as I love potatoes I wanted to try something a little lighter. I had this lightbulb moment and wondered if I could get the same or similar results with Brussels Sprouts and these did NOT disappoint! Super simple and the perfect side dish for any dinner. I think Sprouts get a bad rap because they were just boiled with salt, or allegedly had a different genetic DNA? But I digress. Please give these a try, they’re very easy to make and you won’t be able to stop!

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Cheese Brussels Sprouts

A quick and delicious side dish that will have you wanting more. They're crispy, savoury and best of all cheesy!
3.06 from 117 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish, veggies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Large sheet pan
  • Medium-Large Heavy Bottomed Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 450 g Whole Brussels Sprouts
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese A hard and low moisture cheese works great here, even asiago
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 425F and fill pot with water and set to high to boil
  • Cut of ends off Brussels Sprouts and make sure to only cut about 2-3 millimetres to keep the sprout in tact
  • Once water is boiling, place sprouts in water and boil for 9 minutes
  • While sprouts boiling, grate cheese
  • Drain cooked sprouts and place on a greased sheet pan or parchment paper works as well
  • Grab a drinking glass and gently 'squish/press' sprouts, so they are about 1-.5" tall
  • Generously apply olive oil, salt and pepper to each sprout
  • Finally add a sprinkle of cheese to each sprout so they are completely covered
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, checking to make sure they are browning but not burnt
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
Keyword crispy, vegetables, veggies
Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Crispy Capers

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Crispy Capers

You know when you want all the same flavours at once, this is that dish. There’s so much going on in terms of texture, taste and the umami flavour, you can’t go wrong. There’s a few tiny additions that make this dish taste great and 

TLT – Tofu Lettuce Tomato

TLT – Tofu Lettuce Tomato

It’s a riff off an old classic. Whether you’re not eating meat, are vegetarian or just want to try something new this will not disappoint! Even my meat eater friends love it and you won’t miss the bacon this once, I promise!