For the very first time, my blog hit nearly
2000 VIEWS !!!!
Big THANKS to each and every one of you for coming to the blog and I look forward to continuing this relationship for many more years to come! Much love and thanks again!
HAPPY VEG :D
Head to the RECIPES tab for the post!
My very first video is uploaded and ready to go. I'll be trying to connect with you guys once a week to discuss some of the top animal news stories across the globe. I was a touch nervous but I am so happy to have the opportunity to connect on a more personal level.
I'm looking forward to continuing the videos and animal news discussions!
MINI POTATO & CREAMY PEA BAKE
I modeled this dish after a traditional scalloped potato recipe but I added a little twist. Blending up the peas into the sauce not only gives you a beautifully coloured sauce, but also allows you to enjoy the flavour of peas in every bite. The creamy pea sauce envelops the potatoes and really makes every bite so delicious. Everything is baked up until bubbly and lightly browned on top for a side dish that you'll be making again and again.
There were so many flavours in every bite and they all worked so very well together. Creamy ricotta gets a flavourful friend in pesto which really pops against the polenta and roasted corn. The polenta itself is lightly crisped on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. The corn plays up the flavour of the polenta and brings everything together. I think you guys are going to love this dish! Head to the RECIPES page!
There are going to be some changes to the blog in the next weeks & months so I wanted to let you guys know what I was planning!
For starters, I'll be adding a new page having to do with my trip to Ireland where I'll be sharing everything I encounter with all of you. I'll be sharing the foods I eat, the places I visit, the selfies I take, and the people I meet, and I couldn't be more excited / nervous! With all of the free time I'll have, expect lots of photos and posts!
I'll also be adding a VIDEOS page attached to my soon to be utilized YOUTUBE account. I'll be discussing the top animal news stories from the week and offer my opinions and commentary. I'm excited to connect on a more personal level! I'm also excited that you'll be able to see and hear my passion regarding animals and their well being. I'll be sure to let y'all know when the first video comes out!
I'll be removing the VEGGIE TRIP ACROSS ONTARIO page. With my 2 year trip to Ireland approaching, I won't be able to continue making these trips. I will definitely be continuing this opportunity to showcase the many wonderful vegetarian, vegan, and health conscious spots across Ontario when I return!
Lastly, I'm looking to revamp the blog's appearance. I want more pictures and pizazz. You'll see the changes as they happen!
Stay tuned and have a great week everyone!
SPRING FRESH QUINOA & BLACK EYED PEA SALAD
This salad boasts a fabulous amount of protein and a fresh, delicious flavour. Veggies like onions and peppers along with black eyed peas, fresh herbs, and a simple, lemony vinaigrette that is subtle, fresh, and light. Perfectly cooked quinoa is a thing of beauty so keep your eyes on the pot and stick to the package directions! :)
POLENTA with PESTO RICOTTA & ROASTED CORN
There were so many wonderful flavours in every bite, I couldn't stop enjoying them. Pesto is a perfect partner for ricotta as the cheese tends to be a bit bland and once combined, they make the perfect marriage. The flavourful cheese is then smeared across crispy, roasted polenta rounds and topped with delicious roasted corn and fresh basil.
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.