Smoky marinated cremini mushrooms and peas are tossed with spaghetti in a silky tofu and cashew sauce to create this decadently delicious vegan carbonara. I waited tables all throughout college. By that time, I’d been a vegetarian for quite a while, but none of the establishments that I served in were meatless. Things could get […]

Caramelized Onion Dip

One thing you might miss when switching to a plant-based diet is classic chip dip! But, of course, we’ve figured out a way to make this taste better than the real thing, using only real ingredients, plus only good fats, and lots of flavour from adding caramelized onions and shallots. We were inspired by Better […]

Quick Nori Roll with Cucumber and Avocado Recipe

It all started a month ago with this photo on Gena’s Instagram feed. Gena is the author of the excellent blog The Full Helping, and she has long extolled the virtues of the vegetable nori roll as a quickly and easily assembled snack: her site offers almost a dozen examples, including this latest version. The […]

Quinoa Crusted Tofu Nuggets (Tofu “Chicken” Nuggets!)

Let’s celebrate everything healthy with these quinoa crusted tofu nuggets (or tofu “chicken” nuggets as I like to call them!) What a great way to start off Tofu Week here at The Cookie Writer! I love tofu. Even if I was not a vegetarian I would have no issues eating this protein. I actually started […]


Greek Pasta Salad is a dish you’ll find on our family table year round! This salad will hold up in the fridge for a few days so it’s the perfect school or work lunch and is a great make ahead dish for a barbecue or pot luck! It’s quick to prepare and loaded with feta, […]

10 Minute Meal: Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl with Rice Noodles, Tofu & Fresh Pea Shoots

When it comes to ramen, I don’t think there is a person in modern history without a connection or memory to warm noodles in a bowl and the comfort & subsequent memories they bring. I mean is there? For me and my siblings growing up, Mr. Noodles were a major treat, since while inexpensive and […]