OTTAWA VALLEY VEGAN

HOMEMADE VEGGIE BALLS

Mar
04

homemade baked veggie balls

I’ve been sick for a week and a half and I’m so tired of it! It’s beens very very annoying and for the last five days, I tasting food has been hard. So what a girl do to when she can barely taste anything? Make stuff with lots and lots of flavour so that I can actually taste something. These baked veggie balls it the spot and taste amazing!

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CHIA SEED STRAWBERRY JAM

Feb
27

chia seed strawberry jam

Who doesn’t like jam? This is actually a serious question. Because of the sugar content of store bought jam, I rarely buy some but trust me, I slow down whenever I pass by them as I am grocery shopping. The sweetness mixed with peanut butter (or almond butter) on a toast…nothing can beat this as a midnight snack in my opinion.

During my research, I saw some recipes that used chia seeds! Chia seeds is a must in vegan baking as it can be an egg replacer. When water is mixed with chia seeds, a layer of gelatin-like consistency forms around the seeds. Knowing this, chia seeds are great thickening agent for the jam, basically replacing the white sugar and the pectin.

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POTATO NACHOS

Feb
10

healthy vegan potato nachos

Last week was the Superbowl and to get into the “let’s waste a couple of hours watching a game, to which I will have no idea what is really going on half the time” mode, I made Superbowl food to keep me entertained. My favourite snack was these potato nachos. Made only from whole foods and vegan. Yum!

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VEGAN CHRISTMAS DINNER IDEAS (DESSERTS)

Dec
19

Social gathering are not always easy when you’re vegan (or you follow a particular diet) but they can still be enjoyable and the food can taste amazing. Planning in advance is always a good idea; if no option will be available, best thing is to bring some food that you can enjoy and share with others. Hopefully these recipe ideas will make it a little easier for anyone wanting to survive the holidays with good plant-based food.

In this post, I’m sharing  various desserts ideas. Check out these posts for:

Appetizers

Sides

Main

I tried to make simple recipes that everybody at the table would enjoy. Happy Holidays!

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VEGAN CHRISTMAS DINNER IDEAS (MAINS)

Dec
19

Social gathering are not always easy when you’re vegan (or you follow a particular diet) but they can still be enjoyable and the food can taste amazing. Planning in advance is always a good idea; if no option will be available, best thing is to bring some food that you can enjoy and share with others. Hopefully these recipe ideas will make it a little easier for anyone wanting to survive the holidays with good plant-based food.

In this post, I’m sharing  various main meals. Check out these posts for :

Appetizers

Sides

Dessert

I tried to make simple recipes that everybody at the table would enjoy. Happy Holidays!

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VEGAN CHRISTMAS DINNER IDEAS (SIDES)

Dec
19

 

Social gathering are not always easy when you’re vegan (or you follow a particular diet) but they can still be enjoyable and the food can taste amazing. Planning in advance is always a good idea; if no option will be available, best thing is to bring some food that you can enjoy and share with others. Hopefully these recipe ideas will make it a little easier for anyone wanting to survive the holidays with good plant-based food.

In this post, I’m sharing various sides dishes ideas. Check out these posts for:

Appetizers

Main

Dessert

I tried to make simple recipes that everybody at the table would enjoy. Happy Holidays!

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VEGAN CHRISTMAS DINNER IDEAS (APPETIZERS)

Dec
19

Social gathering are not always easy when you’re vegan (or you follow a particular diet) but they can still be enjoyable and the food can taste amazing. Planning in advance is always a good idea; if no option will be available, best thing is to bring some food that you can enjoy and share with others. Hopefully these recipe ideas will make it a little easier for anyone wanting to survive the holidays with good plant-based food.

In this post, I’m sharing  various appetizers ideas. Check out these posts for:

Sides

Main

Dessert

I tried to make simple recipes that everybody at the table would enjoy. Happy Holidays!

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FAVOURITE VEGAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Nov
26

vegan_cruelty-free_beauty_product

Why should we be using another beings simply to test if the same effect will happen on a human? If we should to use beauty products and the goal is only aesthetic, why the need to make others suffer? I am aware that on some occasion it might seem like the only option (e.i. benzoyl peroxide for acne or eye drops for dried eyes) however when it comes to beauty products, no animals should have to suffer. Here are my favourite cruelty-free beauty products and brands.

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NO-BAKE BLACKBERRY “CHEESECAKE”

Nov
16

vegan_cheesecake

This rich, creamy and healthy ‘cheesecake’ will fool many skeptics! No baking time required but a couple hours in the fridge is needed so make sure to plan ahead. However it’s all worth the waiting time. (more…)

LENTIL STUFFED ‘PUMPKIN’ PEPPERS

Oct
31

vegan_stuffed_pepper

Isn’t this so cute? I’m going to be honest here, Halloween is not my favourite holiday but when I saw these stuffed peppers on Facebook, I had to try them myself. The stuffing wasn’t vegan unfortunately, so I whipped up a healthy plant-based stuffing using lentils and veggies.

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