#EssentialRecipe =>Tabouleh, Quinoa and Hummus

This is a meal I have been making for years, actually since my college days in Montreal. It has evolved a lot over time and these days I like to prepare it with a lot of flexibility when it comes to ingredients and measurements. As long as you use fresh ingredients, feel free to play with the quantities of this dish. Use your favorite olive oil and it always ends up tasting delicious.

Hummus Ingredients:

-3 cups chickpeas

-3 Tbsp tahini

-6 small to medium garlic cloves

-Half an avocado

-1/2 tsp grounded...

#EssentialRecipe => Portobello Mushrooms Wrapped in Phyllo Pastry


-3 Portobello mushrooms

-2 Large onions chopped

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-150 gram baby spinach

-2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves

-1 Box vegan phyllo pastry

-1 Tbsp dijon mustard

-Sea salt and pepper to taste

Vegan wash ingredients:

-1/4 cup cashew milk

-1/4 cup aquafaba (chickpea water)

-1/4 cup avocado oil

-1/8 cup maple syrup



In a frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium low.

Add the onion and season with sea salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are light golden brown stirring frequently. 

Remove the onions and cool...

#EssentialRecipe => Stuffed Butternut Squash


-1 large butternut squash

-2 tbsp olive oil

-1 red onion

-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

-3/4 cup French lentils

-1/2 cup frozen cranberries

-2 Tbsp fresh rosemary  finely chopped

-2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves

-1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

-1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

-1 Tbsp maple syrup

-1 Tbsp Jonny Hetherington Essentials Pineapple Hot Sauce

-1/2 cup red wine

-3/4 cup vegetable stock

-80 g fresh spinach, finely chopped

-1/2 cup pistachios, roughly chopped

-Sea salt and black pepper to taste


#EssentialRecipe => Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

When we know we are about to get really busy, we try to make a really big batch of pasta sauce. It takes a bit of time to chop all the vegetables (a large sodoku knife comes in really handy to gain speed ), but it is so practical to have some real home made food in the fridge and the freezer. This recipe is so simple and delicious. 


-3 Tbsp olive oil

-3 Large cloves garlic finely chopped

-2 Medium red onions finely chopped

-1 Large green pepper finely chopped

-4 Stalks celery finely chopped


#EssentialRecipe => Mushrooms and Sea Asparagus Pasta

Granville Island is the perfect spot to source fresh ingredients for a delicious meal. We stopped by Seafood City to see Brian for some sea Asparagus and we picked up fresh spaghetti we watch being made at Zara's Italian Deli, and finally some cheese at Oyama, along with fresh mushrooms and herbs from one of the many produce markets.


-1 Cup sea asparagus

-2 Portions fresh pasta

-1 Cup assorted mushrooms. Chanterelle, Cremini, Oyster, Enoki, Honshimeji, Maitake, etc