Category Archives: appetizer

SHAVED ZUCCHINI SALAD WITH PLUMS, HERBS & ALMONDS

Shaved zucchini salad with plums, herbs, and almonds is delicious and simple. Every bite is fresh, bright, juicy,View full post »

EDAMAME DIP WITH JALAPEÑO, MINT & LIME

Edamame dip with jalapeño, mint, and lime is fresh, delicious, and simple to make. This naturally vegan recipe comesView full post »

VEGAN JALAPEÑO POPPER DIP

Vegan jalapeño popper dip is spicy, creamy, indulgent, naturally dairy-free, and made with whole food ingredients!View full post »

LOADED SHAWARMA-SPICED FRIES WITH LEMONY TAHINI & CRUNCHY VEG SALAD

Shawarma-spiced fries loaded up with lemony tahini and a crunchy veg salad. Super satisfying vegan recipe with lots ofView full post »

VEGAN CARAMELIZED ONION DIP WITH FRESH ZA’ATAR

Vegan caramelized onion dip is super creamy, tangy, and deeply flavoured with caramelized onions and a liberal sprinkleView full post »

SPICY PEPPERONCINI, ARTICHOKE & KALE DIP

Spicy pepperoncini, artichoke and kale dip is super creamy, crowd-pleasing, dairy-free, vegan, and so delicious. AView full post »

SWEET POTATO CAKES WITH LEMONY SLAW

Sweet potato cakes with lemony slaw is a delicious light dinner. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, these cakes haveView full post »

BLOODY MARY BRUSCHETTA

Bloody Mary bruschetta is a fun, easy, naturally vegan, and super flavourful summer snack or appetizer to have withView full post »

GRILLED MINI PEPPERS WITH SPICED WALNUT & LENTIL CRUMBLE

Grilled mini peppers with spiced walnut and lentil crumble are a pantry-friendly, super simple, protein-packed veganView full post »

CRISPY COCONUT TOFU LETTUCE WRAPS WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

Crispy coconut tofu lettuce wraps are crunchy, baked, lightly spiced, and perfect with sweet chili sauce in a freshView full post »

BBQ MUSHROOM FLATBREAD WITH HOMEMADE SPELT DOUGH & CHIVE CREAM

BBQ mushroom flatbread with chive cream and homemade spelt dough is a hearty, comforting, and still elegant main orView full post »

Creamy Kale Pesto White Bean Dip (vegan) - The First Mess

CREAMY KALE PESTO WHITE BEAN DIP

Creamy kale pesto white bean dip is a delicious, super savoury, slightly cheesy, naturally vegan, and nut-freeView full post »

Avocado Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps - The First Mess

AVOCADO CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICHES & LETTUCE WRAPS

Vegan avocado chickpea salad is flavourful, full of protein and healthy fats, and is perfect for stuffing into lettuceView full post »