Weekly Roundup: Muffins & Barley Soup

Hello everyone, hope your Fall is off to a great start. The weather where I live has dropped significantly in the past couple of days so all I want to do is curl up on the couch in comfy clothes. It’s also just been a busy week for me between work and life, so my…

Orangesicle Bars

Okay, I love creamsicles so I was very excited to make this dessert. The crust is an oat base, like an oatmeal cookie and the filling is an orange-coconut mixture. Classic creamsicles are not made with coconut so I was a little weary there. Let’s dive in, starting with the crust. It’s made with oats,…

Mezcal Meltdown

I finished last week with a drink and we are starting now with a drink too! This is actually the first cocktail I’m making from this cookbook. The drink is called a Mezcal Meltdown. It has pineapple juice, lime juice and jalapeno so it’s a mix of sweet, sour and spicy. From the name, the…

Strawberry Rosewater Cheesecake

Mmm cheesecake. It’s one of my favourite desserts. But as we know, the Brave New Meal cookbook is a vegan one which means this cheesecake is not made with cream cheese. This is made with cashews! When soaked (and blended), cashews give such a nice creaminess to whatever you use them in – which was…

Zucchini Blossom Pasta

My last post was a super summery tomato tart (check it out) and today’s recipe is another perfect summer dish. This was zucchini (blossom) pasta which was a great weeknight meal. I put blossom in brackets before because the recipe is supposed to have them, but unfortunately, I had to make do without them. Apparently,…

Jackfruit Pupusas

I have made it to the third and final jackfruit recipe in the Brave New Meal cookbook. If you missed the others, they were Pomegranate Cola Jackfruit and Teriyaki Jackfruit. Pupusas are a dish traditionally from El Salvador and Honduras. The filling is usually bean or meat-based and it’s inside a corn masa dough and…

Ginger Turmeric Tofu

Happy Monday! I hope you saw my last post because it was a good one. I made myself a birthday cake and I love how it turned out! Check it out here – My Birthday Cake. Today’s post, I am back on track with Brave New Meal cookbook recipes. This is a tofu recipe that…

Lemongrass Baked Tofu

We all know how versatile tofu can be. It soaks up any combination of flavours and you can cook it countless ways. This recipe’s preparation is pretty basic and you can use the technique and then change the flavours to be whatever you would like. The basic preparation is pressing the tofu to remove as…

Baked Eggplant Rice

Here we are with another eggplant recipe. The last one I made from the Brave New Meal cookbook was the Baba Ganoush which I surprisingly didn’t hate (I know, such high praise). Today’s recipe is a rice dish with eggplant, as well as tomato, onion and some seasonings. The reason I was fine making this…

Teriyaki Jackfruit w/ Curry Udon Noodles

As you can see from the title of this post, there are two components to today’s recipe: teriyaki jackfruit and curry udon noodles. Let’s start with the jackfruit because that was the new ingredient for me. I have seen lots of recipes online using jackfruit because of how versatile it is in cooking. The main…