Vegan Risotto? I know a lot of you may be skeptical, but give it a chance. On top of the lack of cheese and butter that traditional risotto is made with this one is made with short grain brown rice! Vegan mushroom risotto with brown rice. “Can’t be good” you are probably thinking to yourself, especially if you don’t like mushrooms.
Well it is! Take it from someone who would not even eat mushrooms as a child. It’s a delicious dish made with healthy short grain brown rice, meaning you can feel good about eating it! Serve it with some steamed kale on the side and you really have a healthy and first rate meal.
Making risotto is not difficult, although it does take a little bit of time. I personally find the process quite relaxing. The more love you put into your risotto, the yummier it will be. Continue reading
This simple recipe of bok choy and bean sprouts is a great healthy side dish. It packs lots of flavour thanks to the chilies, ginger, garlic, and of course sesame oil. How yummy is sesame oil?
I had some bok choy and bean sprouts in the fridge. Some of the ingredients I had a few nights earlier for a stir fry. I wanted to create a recipe to share on the blo,g but didn’t have much to work with.
I love putting myself in the kitchen, and getting creative with what I have. Even if it is quite limited. Some of my favourite recipes were born by just surrounding myself with ingredients ,and creating on the fly, experimenting. This is something that many people aren’t very comfortable with, that is creating vs following a recipe. It is a great way to improve your cooking skills. Get creative.
I love looking at cookbooks and other blogs for inspiration as well, but often the best inspiration for deliciousness are the ingredients themselves.
For most students what and when to eat is not always a top priority. While other things may seem much more pressing than proper nutrition, eating well can often make all the difference.
As the health trend continues to grow, more universities and students are taking a stronger interest in proper nutrition.
Eating well can help boost productivity, mental capacity, motivation, and overall success. While eating well is just one piece of the puzzle, it is often a missing one.
Developing healthy eating habits as a student means developing healthy habits for adulthood. I am so happy to see that Universities are stepping up with helping students develop some of these healthy habits. This can have such a huge impact on the rest of their lives. Continue reading
It took a couple of tries, but finally, homemade almond butter! I remember reading about how to make almond butter a few years ago. I gave it a try with my grandmother’s old Cuisinart food processor, but wasn’t able to get it creamy, just hot powdered almonds. Continue reading
Today’s post is brought to you by my friend Mel who you may remember from her Revitalize Cleanse in November. Mel is about to launch a new workshop series called Come Alive. I wanted to help her out by letting her share a little bit about what it’s all about with you guys. Hopefully what she has to offer speaks to at least one person reading this and can help you in this journey of life.
Hey there Health Happy people!
Melissa here! I hope that you are having an amazing day and that this post is just going to be like the icing on the cake!
Now before we get to the icing, I want to ask you a few questions;
1) Have you ever had an idea but then fear creeped in and stopped you from doing it?
2) Have you ever caught yourself saying “I need to figure out my life!”?
3) Do you admire people who are living a life filled with love, fun, and abundance?
4) Do you have this feeling that there must be something more?
Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, listen up! Continue reading
Winter is still here, no one can deny that. Some people I know struggle with winter, while others I know love it. I am somewhere in between. There are days that I curse winter, and others where I am amazed by its beauty. Although I can’t deny the allure of warm weather all year round, there is much to be appreciated about winter. One of them is making and eating heart warming stews like this black bean, yucca and plantain stew.
This particular stew creation came about because my girlfriend and I were obsessed with making a particular recipe over and over again, because it was so delicious, pretty easy to make, and always provided us with plenty of leftovers for lunch.
Macaroni and cheese, a not so healthy North American classic. A dish that brings up childhood memories for many of us. I wasn’t really a Kraft Dinner kid like so many from my generation. I probably ate it at friends’ houses more than at home. I do have memories of visiting my grandmother in England, and enjoying her homemade macaroni and cheese. Delicious! This vegan macaroni and cheese recipe is from a book called Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
The truth is I am way behind on posting this recipe for baked stuffed squash. I first created the recipe around thanksgiving time while experimenting with festive holiday meals. If I recall this is what we ate at Thanksgiving. We loved it!
I wasn’t able to take pictures when I made it the first time, but made it again before Christmas and am now getting around to sharing it with you. A little late for the holidays, but I promise it will be just as delicious.
Happy New Year everybody! It has been quite a while since my last post. Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family, and are excited for 2014!
I certainly am! So many projects and ideas to bring to life. Looking forward to sharing them with you.
If eating better is one of your resolutions for the new year, you may want to start with this oven roasted bbq style tempeh. Some of you live in warmer climates where you can still use your barbecues, but here in Montreal we are in a deep freeze. Even if you are still grilling, I find baking tempeh in a sauce is the best way to get it to soak up flavor.
It’s that time of year again. As usual I can’t believe how quickly Christmas has come and I know I am not the only one who feels like this.
Being a lover of food of course I love this time of year because it means eating all types of delicious food until you simply can’t eat anymore. Yes sometimes we tend to overdo it but that’s ok. Not something I sully encourage but it always seems to happen. The most important thing is that we share time with friends and family and eat food with lots of love put into it. Continue reading