Author Archives: Paula Roy

About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.

Pan-roasted cauliflower with Tex-Mex seasoning

Simple method makes a popular vegetable shine! While it may not be the ‘it’ vegetable that it was a few years ago, cauliflower remains a personal favourite and one that you’ll find on loads of restaurant menus. It’s super nutritious, … Continue reading

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Vegan Caesar salad

Alternatives to egg, bacon and Parmesan add tons of flavour! I love salad. I often describe it as one of my ‘desert island foods’ (meaning something I could eat every single day were I to be stranded and have to … Continue reading

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Sweet potatoes: a recipe roundup

So many ways to enjoy this delicious, nutritious vegetable! Growing up, I was only aware of two ways to prepare sweet potatoes: baked in the skin (similar to regular potatoes) or in an ‘over the top’ casserole with brown sugar, … Continue reading

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Vegan coconut ‘bacon’ bits

A surprisingly flavourful meatless garnish! For years, I’ve enjoyed tasting excellent vegan cuisine at restaurants close to home and also when travelling. Now, I’ve decided it’s time to up my game in my own kitchen. This fun experiment produces crispy … Continue reading

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Vegan BLT sandwiches with carrot ‘bacon’

You won’t miss the meat when you taste this treat! I’m really having fun thinking about food in different ways these days. Not only am I looking at alternate protein sources, I’m also looking at transforming some favourite ingredients into … Continue reading

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Creamy orzo with peas and basil

A one pot meatless meal that’s ready in just 15 minutes! Based on the tremendous popularity of a previous vegetarian pasta recipe I shared (orzo with mushrooms and spinach), I decided to create a second, vegan-friendly version of this easy, … Continue reading

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Buddha bowl with roasted vegetables and crispy chickpeas

A healthy, delicious meal that can’t be ‘beet’! Have you heard of Buddha bowls? They are nourishing meals, served in bowls and typically composed of a whole bunch of delicious, bite-sized items. These delightful creations became mainstream a few years … Continue reading

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