Broccoli Salad

Guys, I don’t mean to brag, buuuut I hit it out of the park with this one! I was craving a salad, but wasn’t wanting your typical lettuce or spinach based salad. I took a look in the fridge, saw broccoli and went out on a limb with this one. And, boy was it tasty!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I always struggle with what to write at the beginning these posts; this one is no different. I’m going to go off topic a little here and share with you a quick story. In early December last year, I went on a last minute vacation to Europe. Literally, I booked my flight and within less than two weeks I was landing in Lisbon, Portugal. I had booked the trip right in the middle of one of my school’s biggest classes and I had a final exam and assignment due the day after I returned from my trip. I promised myself I would complete the assignment and make all my study notes before my departure, which I did, and that I would study while travelling, which I did not. YOLO. Read More »

Blackberry Crisp Tart

Whenever I eat sugar it wrecks havoc on my body. My blood sugar spikes and then drops, the next day I will feel like I’ve been hit by a bus (I call these sugar pains), and I literally feel like all of my energy has been sucked out of me. This is what happened to me just last weekend when I got in the Christmas spirit, put on some Christmas tunes, poured myself a glass of wine and had a baking frenzy going all out with a sugar battle – sugar one this round.

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Sweet Potato Rapini Curry Stew

Fall is a time for soups, stews and hearty warm dishes. Although it is technically Fall, it has been feeling like Summer with a serious heat wave taking over Toronto the past week. But of course, I didn’t let this stop me from making some of my favourite Fall dishes, just like this hot hot heat didn’t stop the over-hyped annual season drop of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Note: this recipe is nothing like pumpkin spice, but its got a lot of spicy heat 😉 Read More »

Blueberry Walnut Buckwheat Muffins

Remember when I said “I make the best decisions when I don’t sit and dwell on them too much”? Well I was kidding myself. But we’ll save that story for another time. 

I got home from work the other day with the plan to go for a run, then make a quinoa chick pea salad and bake a new vegan muffin recipe I came up with. Needless to say, I skipped the run and went straight for the kitchen…and the wine. Read More »

Lentil and Quinoa Chilli Collard Wraps 

I originally put together this post thinking I would feature this recipe as a chilli, which it is, but then when I pulled a container of this “chilli” out of the freezer I came up with a different way of incorporating it into my meals. This recipe makes a ton and it is great for freezing to eat at a later date. The trouble with these type of bulk recipes is that they get boring to eat after awhile. Read More »

Gingerbread Loaf

An interest that I share with my two (almost three!) year old nephew is baking, or as he calls it “making“. I like to get creative, test new recipes and tweak old ones with my own personal touch. I love finding a recipe that is considerably unhealthy and filled with foods that are common food allergens such as processed sugars, gluten, wheat, dairy, etc. and challenging myself to turn the recipe into a delicious and nutritious masterpiece.  When I bake I let my creative juices flow and search for healthier alternatives for my family and myself. For me, it’s like a game or a challenge, and I’m determined to win!Read More »