Veggie-Stuffed Squash

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Let’s celebrate this holiday season by returning to eating real food! Nikki and I have been on the plant-based journey for over 20 years now and we can honestly report that the powers of whole living foods helped us to awaken & become more conscious beings. So the fact that veganism is finally becoming mainstream…

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Ayurvedic Kitchari

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Today we are going to make a traditional kitchari, and offer you vegan and grain-free variations. We love classic Indian vegetarian food, especially when it’s home-made and prepared with love. It would be challenging to pick one dish that is our all-time favourite, however, there is something special about this traditional Ayurvedic Kitchari that keeps us revisiting this…

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Winter Red Salad with Curried Nut & Seed Mix

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A couple of weeks ago when Nik and I planned our winter recipe lineup for this blog, we thought it was time to share a savoury salad recipe with you. We love salads and enjoy making them pretty much daily but I never really think of sharing them on Active Vegetarian because they are so…

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Mango Lime Vegan Cabbage Tacos

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There are so many things to love about summertime… One is the abundance of fresh local produce! Every time Nik and I visit the neighborhood farmer’s market it feels like a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – so many vibrant, in-season fruits and vegetables calling our name! Last week we picked up a cute little purple…

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Vegan Moussaka with Eggplant and Lentils

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For those who aren’t familiar with moussaka, some compare it to a Greek version of lasagna. The difference is that you use loads of fresh sliced vegetables to replace the noodles. Moussaka is a really nice comfort food of Mediterranean cuisine, and if you love Mediterranean food then this is a must. The recipe is…

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Simple Plant-Based Mexican Bowl

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“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~~Laura Ingalls Wilder I remember reading this quote on a day I felt unusually overwhelmed with life. I needed a release from the pressure and speed that took over my day to day living. Perhaps…

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West Coast Kale Salad

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I am not the most creative about coming up with names for salad recipes. Usually, I just name them according to the things that are in them, which is… well, boring. So this is a kale salad mixed with other beautiful greens, some shredded cabbage, radish, mandarin orange and mung beans tossed with creamy cilantro…

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Quick + Easy Veggie Curry

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Curry…the mere word makes my mouth water. This very easy plant-based curry may not be totally authentic, but it’s inspired by the flavors and aromas of traditional Thai curry- fairly well. You can serve it with brown rice and a basic green salad, and some fresh sprouts for a satisfying nutrient dense meal. Print Delicious Thai-inspired comfort and warmth…

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Vegan Borscht

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Borscht has been a staple meal in Eastern European diets for hundreds of years. When I was growing up in Czech Republic my Mom (who loves beets) would make this soup on a regular basis, however as a child I really didn’t care for it. Beets were just not my thing and I did a…

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Vegan Muscle Building Quinoa Sushi Sandwich

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I came across this creative idea quite by accident while surfing around on Instagram.  I shared it with Nikki and together we decided to our own spin on Onigirazu — traditionally sushi rice wrapped with a nori sheet to form a pocket, with whatever filling suits your fancy. We decided to switch things up a bit,…

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