Category Archives: side dish

SMOKY AND CREAMY WHITE BEANS WITH GREENS

Smoky and creamy white beans are a simple and hearty plant-based main course. Made very quickly with just 10View full post »

VEGAN SHEET PAN GRAVY

Vegan and gluten-free sheet pan gravy is made with a base of deeply caramelized vegetables with a big flavour assistView full post »

SPICED VEGAN “BUTTER” CHICKPEAS

Spiced vegan “butter” chickpeas is a totally whole food-based take on butter chicken. Simple and quick toView 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 »

ZUCCHINI INVOLTINI WITH ALMOND RICOTTA

Zucchini involtini with almond ricotta is a rustic, beautiful, and delicious main course that’s naturally veganView full post »

SMASHED SUN-DRIED TOMATO PESTO POTATOES WITH CAESAR DRIZZLE

Smashed sundried tomato pesto potatoes are super flavourful and made even better with a vegan, nut-free, and superView full post »

CHARRED CORN SLAW WITH PEANUT BUTTER LIME DRESSING

Charred corn slaw with peanut butter lime dressing is an excellent BBQ side and an even better packed up salad for aView full post »

THE BEST MARINATED & GRILLED TEMPEH

The best marinated and grilled tempeh recipe. Tempeh can be tricky, but this simple recipe makes it approachable andView full post »

Image shows finished plating of a grilled eggplant dish with peanut butter teriyaki sauce.

GRILLED EGGPLANT WITH PEANUT BUTTER TERIYAKI

Grilled eggplant with peanut butter teriyaki is a delicious, pantry-friendly, and satisfying vegan main for your nextView full post »

Lemony Spring Pasta Salad (vegan + nut-free) - The First Mess

LEMONY SPRING PASTA SALAD WITH VEGETABLES & HERBS

Lemony spring pasta salad is a great vegan option for spring holiday gatherings. Loaded with vegetables, heartyView full post »

Herbed Chickpea Pancakes with Zesty Lemon Tahini - The First Mess

HEARTY HERBED CHICKPEA PANCAKES WITH ZESTY LEMON TAHINI & ROASTED SPRING VEGETABLES

Vegan chickpea pancakes are quick and simple to prepare, filling and nutritious, gluten-free, and completely deliciousView full post »