Hearty Minestrone Soup (One Pot & Comforting)

This One Pot Hearty Minestrone Soup is the best soup I have EVER had. It’s hearty, healthy and so good for you! It’s super customizable and very affordable. Thank you so much to Thrive Algae Oil for sponsoring this post! All opinions …

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
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  • 3 tablespoons Thrive Algae Oil 
  • 1 large (188g) red onion, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot or two medium size carrots (226g), diced
  • 1 medium sized yellow squash, chopped
  • 5 cloves (12g) garlic, minced
  • 26 ounces/737g fresh tomatoes, chopped - you can also use a 28oz can diced tomatoes with its juices
  • 1 tablespoon (16.5g) tomato paste 
  • salt & pepper to taste (I use 3/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar (optional but adds a boost in flavour)
  • 1 (15 ounces) can red kidney beans or cannellini (white beans)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth*
  • 1 cup dry pasta such as shells, orecchiette or tortellini or any gluten free pasta
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • Juice of one limes about 1-2 tablespoons, squeezed over
  • Toppings (Optional): Oil drizzle, red pepper flakes, parsley, and/or sprinkle of zaatar or parsley, Crusty bread and vegan Parmesan

Orange Cranberry Waffles with Maple Cranberry Compote (Vegan)

These Orange Cranberry Waffles are bursting with holiday flavour! They are drizzled with a Cranberry Maple Compote and are vegan and gluten free! One thing I know for sure is that Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. You …

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves: 6 waffles
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Orange Cranberry Waffles
  • 1 cup (87g) of oats, ground into a flour (or oat flour)
  • 1 ¼ cups (185g) of gluten free flour mix
  • ½ teaspoon (2.4g) baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (7.2g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon (4.2g) sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) cashew milk (or any nut milk)
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) orange juice
  • ¼ cup (44g unmelted) melted vegan butter
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) maple syrup
  • ½ cup (50g) fresh or frozen cranberries
Cranberry Maple Compote
  • ½ cup (120ml) maple syrup (or agave)
  • ¼ cup (25g) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
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Vegan Ackee and Saltfish (Jamaican Breakfast Feast)

A vegan take on Jamaica’s National Dish and my favourite breakfast in the world: Ackee and Saltfish. This is one of the most flavourful breakfasts ever and perfect comfort food! Where do I even start with this blog post? I’ve …

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