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Hubby’s Delicious 5 Layer Dip!

This dip takes some prep-work but is worth it! Vegan and gluten-free, it is a favourite around here! 
Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 Cubanelle pepper, seeded and minced finely
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 3 avocados, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup good quality salsa
  • Pinch garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup Daiya shredded cheese
  • 9×13 baking dish
Instructions:
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and cubanelle pepper, sautéing until softened. Add the can of refried beans and fry together for 3-5 minutes. During this time, mix in the taco seasoning. Add water if needed to create a smooth and creamy consistency. Pour mixture in the bottom of the baking dish. Next, in a large bowl, pit the avocados and mash. Combine the avocados with the lime juice, cilantro, salsa, garlic powder, pepper and salt mixing thoroughly. Pour the guacamole mixture on top of the refried beans, spreading evenly. Then add a layer of tomatoes followed by green onions and end with sprinkling the Daiya cheese on top. Serve with your favourite brand of tortilla chips!
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Amy’s Organic Lentil Soup

I have always been a fan of Amy’s organic products. Now that there is a little chill to the air, the leaves are changing and Fall is definitely here I find myself craving warm, comforting meals. This soup definitely hits the spot! Thick, hearty and completely delicious this soup is vegan friendly and will leave you completely satisfied!
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Toasted Tomato Sandwiches With Hummus & Kale

This sandwich is exactly what the title says – toasted tomato with hummus and kale! We were getting extremely low on groceries in the house the other day but I was determined to make use of the food we had left in the cupboards. I realized I had everything to make a toasted tomato sandwich – my Mom’s favourite after a long day of working and coming home to two hungry kids – but I’m not too keen on them. Then I got to thinking – I love hummus and cucumber sandwiches, what about hummus and tomatoes? Even better, I had a bunch of kale in the crisper! And that’s how I came up with this delicious sandwich!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • Hummus
  • A leaf of Kale
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:
  • Toast your bread
  • While toast is still warm from the toaster, spread your hummus on both pieces of toast
  • Lay your four slices of tomato on one piece of toast with your kale leaf on top
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on top of the kale leaf (optional)

Voila! You have a tasty lunch in just minutes!
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The Lunch “meat” Sammich

I don’t know what it is but sometimes I crave those old meat classics.  I always liked the taste of meat but I can’t stand the thought of where it came from.  It’s why I love making a Tofurky on special occasions or adding veg chicken to a jambalaya.  Although I was never big on lunch meat, one day out of the blue it seemed to call to me.  So instead of consuming something that went against my morals I built a vegan version instead.  My husband loved me for it!  He was a meat and potatoes kind of guy so I was shocked and delighted when he first decided to become vegetarian and then went on to be full vegan with me.  That being said he loves when I make the vegan version of all of his old favourites like lasagne and Shepherd’s Pie.  It’s great that the vegan section in grocery stores is forever growing.  Years ago making something like this sandwich would have never been possible!


To make a Lunch “meat” Sammich:

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Tofurky deli slices (they come in a variety of flavours which I sometimes mix together)
  • Tofutti cheese slices
  • Vegannaise 
  • And toppings of your choice – mustard, relish, pickles etc.

Assembly

I’m going to assume you know how to put together a sandwich – if I walk you through it I’d feel like I was making fun of you!

We don’t make these all of the time – after all everything that goes in to them is heavily processed – but they’re a great way to satisfy a craving and stay plant friendly!

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