The Green Goddess Sandwich

JillianFood, Lunch, Vegetarian16 Comments

There’s a top #breadie competition going on in Vancouver right now between two local chefs. Their different recipes inspired me to create something unique, healthy and delicious of my own using Justin’s favourite, Arnold Bread (a new premium lineup on the west coast … total must try!!!). Who said grilled cheese has to be unhealthy?!? This greens infused super sandwich is …

Fully Loaded Protein Shake

JillianBreakfast, Food, Vegetarian5 Comments

I have been so hooked on starting every morning off with a fully loaded smoothie lately. I’ve been sampling different kinds using kale, strawberry, pineapple … the list goes on, but this blueberry one seems to always take the cake!!! With my busy schedule and now being pregnant, it’s important that I am getting all of the vitamins, proteins, omegas and …

Chocolate-Coated Coconut Almond Macaroons

JillianDessert, Food, Vegetarian13 Comments

Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erin Ireland. I am a Vancouver food reporter with a special love for plant-based cooking. I’m also the creator of To Die For Fine Foods and ItsToDieFor.ca. With Jilly’s recent switch to becoming “veganish” she’s asked me to contribute monthly vegan recipe posts to help inspire healthy, beautiful, delicious …

6 Life Changing Vegan Cookbooks

JillianFood, Life, My Heart, Vegetarian8 Comments

Friday… my second favourite F word. Obviously FOOD is my favourite… ok kidding, well kind of haha. I do have food on my mind today though and I’m so excited to share my top 6 life changing vegan cookbooks! I’ve fallen in love with these cookbooks over the past few months while trying to cut back on animal products. I’ve always kept …

Vegan Alternatives To Dairy & The Best Almond Milk

JillianFood, Vegetarian4 Comments

I recently read somewhere that February is Dairy Free Month. Dairy Free Month or not, I have found going COMPLETELY dairy free the hardest part of my vegan-ish transformation. I have been trying so hard to try new products and different alternatives to milk and cheese and feel like I’m still constantly searching for something better. I recently tried “Oat Milk” in …

Vegan Chopped Mexican Kale Salad

Tori WesszerDinner, Food, Vegetarian2 Comments

Hi everyone, if you don’t already know me, I am Tori Wesszer of Fraiche Nutrition and I will be taking over Jilly’s blog today. Are you tired of the same old kale salad? Taste buds, meet the Mexican Kale Salad. Packed with outrageous flavor, you will completely forget that you’re eating ‘clean.’ You can substitute sugar or another similar sweetener …

Italian Grilled Cheese

JillianDinner, Food, Holiday Favourites, Lunch, Vegetarian1 Comment

Every weekend in the winter I crave the ultimate comfort food … grilled cheese. Last weekend though, I tried something a little different and put an Italian twist on it. The combination of juicy tomato, cheesy goodness and herbs in between two thick slices of Villaggio Toscana is like an explosion in your mouth. Yes, a classic grilled cheese always hits …

Coconut Chickpea Greens +O Brownies

JillianDessert, Food, Vegetarian3 Comments

Correct me if I’m wrong, but nothing beats a dessert that’s also healthy. Scouring the grocery aisles for something healthy, store-bought and sweet is next to impossible (if you do find something, buy the entire shelf). I’ve never been satisfied with anything that I’ve found, so I rolled up my sleeves, put the apron on and decided to try making …