Lentil Kale Filo Pockets
This elegant dish can be served as a main course or appetizer to impress company! Make a big batch and freeze on a baking sheet overnight, and then transfer to freezer bags. They will last for about 6 months in the freezer. When you are having company, pop a couple out of the freezer and bake!
Spiralized Shoe String Potatoes
These are crazy addictive!! They come out super crispy and tasty – from the oven – no deep frying necessary! You will need a spiralizer to create the shoe string effect here.
Spicy Ginger Edamame
Edamame are soy beans sold frozen in their pods. Thye are often served in Japanese restaurants as a starter sprinkled with sea salt. I thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit!
Basic Kale Chips
Kale chips are all the rage right now! So healthy, but yet just as addictive and snack-able as regular potato chips!
Baked Crispy Leek Chips
Oh yes I did say Leek Chips! These come out crispy and light, kinda a cross between an onion ring, a French fry and a potato chip! They work great as a guilt free yummy snack or set some out with some drinks as your guests arrive for your next dinner party!
Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
When removing seeds from your pumpkins or squashes – do not throw them away! They make a great tasty snack! Here is my go to basic method for roasting them.
White Bean and Balsamic Leek Crostini
Creamy white beans on crispy baguette topped with luscious leeks and balsamic vinegar! What more could you want in a perfect party appetizer or lunch sandwich!
Roasted Tomato and Garlic Crostini
In this recipe, I am using roasted garlic as a vegetable on its own! The sweet, tender morsels glisten on top of the bites of perfectly roasted tomatoes and crispy bread.
Curried Chickpea and Potato Pockets
This is like an Indian calzone! Curried potatoes and chickpeas are wrapped in a pizza dough and baked. A really a yummy treat for a snack or lunch! Make a big batch and freeze in resealable freezer bags. Just take them out as you need and enjoy! This recipe will make 8 pockets.
Vegan BBQ Ribs
Yuba, or dried beancurd sheets is used here as a great alternative to ribs. It has a great layered texture and with this sticky barbecue style marinade you will be able to hold them in your hands and chomp away!
Faux Lox – Vegan Smoked Salmon
This has the texture and taste of actual smoked salmon. I was even able to fool a few fish eaters into believing it was the real thing! Serve it on a bagel with cream cheese (vegan cream cheese works well), sliced red onion and a few sprigs of fresh dill.
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Boy do I love onion rings! I always order them in restaurants when I can, but nothing beats freshly fried beer battered onion rings! You can serve them on the side of a veggie burger for a fun meal, or as an appetizer for a dinner party or game day with a spicy mayo dipping sauce.
Spinach and Zaatar Crispy Tart
A great appetizer for a dinner party or a brunch item. Zaatar is a middleeastern spice mixture that contains thyme, sesame seeds and sumac. It is very flavourful!
Chinese 5 Spice Crunchy Chickpeas
These chickpeas are so crunchy and addictive – your family will devour them without realizing how healthy they actually are!
Fresh Homemade Pickles
This is a really great recipe for pickled vegetables that you can make at home. You can really use any veggies you like as long as they are crunchy and hearty.
China Town Spring Rolls!
These spring rolls include some authentic Chinese ingredients that you would only find in an Asian Grocery store. For example, dried black fungus –I know it sounds gross, but it’s a kind of mushroom and it’s delicious, trust me!