Category Archives: main course

moroccan-ish sweet potato sunshine salad // thefirstmess.com

moroccan-ish sweet potato sunshine salad

I follow a lot of the fluffy and typical cute animal Twitter/Facebook accounts. I love stuff like this. I also get inView full post »

cool vegan noodle salad w/ seared tofu + zingy almond butter sauce // via thefirstmess.com

a cool vegan noodle salad with seared tofu + zingy almond butter sauce

I have about a hundred notebooks and every colour of pen all over my house. Add to that a solid presence of loose leafView full post »

Sara's amazing tahini dressing + a healthy bowl recipe

Sara’s amazing tahini dressing + a healthy bowl

We sit down to bowls of food most often in our house. On the porch with beers, in front of the TV in sweats, at theView full post »

curry garlic sweet potato fries with miso gravy // via @thefirstmess

curry garlic sweet potato fries w/ miso gravy

I’ve been kind of re-interested in making/having fun with healthy food again. Oh wait, does that sound weirdView full post »

#vegan bbq lentils with millet

vegan BBQ lentils with millet polenta

Growing into a lifetime partnership is everything at once. Illuminating, life-giving, maddening, a developed +View full post »

roasted garlic + cauliflower pasta with walnuts (vegan + gluten-free)

roasted garlic + cauliflower pasta with walnuts

We eat a lot more pasta at this house than you might guess from just looking at this blog. Like at least once a week.View full post »

cozy vegan enchiladas w/ lime cream // via @thefirstmess

everyday eats: cozy vegan enchiladas w/ lime cream

I used to be one of those naive people that couldn’t wrap their head around stress-eating. What could possessView full post »

dreamy winter vegetable chowder w/ mustard, lemon + crispy cabbage // via @thefirstmess

dreamy winter vegetable chowder w/ mustard, lemon + crispy cabbage

Happy new year to you! Hugs and positive thoughts going out as we all get another beautiful chance to start again. IView full post »

ginger sweet potato dal // via @thefirstmess

ginger sweet potato dal with coconut leeks

I’ve been making this recipe forever. Sometimes I change it up with other spices or different types ofView full post »

garlic pepper tofu w/ chili-roasted tofu // @thefirstmess

garlic pepper soba with chili-roasted tofu + my vegetable stock method

If you can believe it, this bowl was inspired by a packet of instant ramen we picked up at Whole Foods a couple weeksView full post »

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw // @thefirstmess

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw

I know the season’s only just started, but man. I think it’s already got me trapped in its neon,View full post »

garden keeper's pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash // @thefirstmess

garden keeper’s pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash

I will be a wholehearted gardener for the rest of my life. I used to say I was more of a casual type with this hobby,View full post »

kabocha + roasted chestnut soup w/ kale sesame

Amy’s kabocha squash + chestnut soup with kale sesame “leaves”

Perhaps you have an inclination already, but I have a lot of cookbooks. There’s a built-in bookcase wall in ourView full post »

fall veg + lentil bowl with goji ginger tahini cream // @thefirstmess

fall veg + lentil bowl w/ goji ginger tahini cream

I love sauce (not to be confused with a love for hitting the sauce). I love the taste-as-you-go nature of making one,View full post »

cauliflower, kale + chickpea curry pot // @thefirstmess

cauliflower, kale + chickpea curry pot

So I spent the last weekend at my first ever blogger conference-type thingy in Pennsylvania with some funny,View full post »