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Garlic Scape Chickpea Omelette with Warm Potato Salad

The last time garlic scapes elbowed their way into my kitchen was three years ago, when I was given a bunch by a co-worker. I used them to make pesto. At the time, I considered pestos to be high-brow and gourmet, and hapless home cooks like me were far too bourgeois to create or consume […]

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Dairy-free Smoothie

Lemon Lover’s Smoothie

I recently visited Toronto to spend some much-needed quality time with family, as well as play in Meghan Telpner’s pink kitchen. When I lived in Toronto, Parkdale wasn’t a trendy neighbourhood. I probably would have been scared to wander its streets even if I’d heard of it. After spending the winter in Meghan’s Parkdale oasis, […]

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Oatmeal Almond Breakfast Cookies

Everyone loves cookies. Especially healthful ones you can eat for breakfast. But first, let’s talk almond flour, shall we? Many recipes use almond meal and almond flour interchangeably, but in my experience they’re not the same. Almond meal, created by grinding almonds in a food processor or high-speed blender, is far coarser than store-bought almond […]

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Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Coconut Yogurt

If you’re looking to add a boost to your diet, fermented foods are incredibly beneficial. They’re packed with gut-friendly probiotics and enzymes that support digestion, and the fermentation process enhances the nutrient content. In a nutshell, fermented foods make our tummies happy. And happy guts mean a better immune system, improved brain function, less stress […]

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Butternut Squash Smoothie

Maple Butternut Squash Smoothie

  This recipe was intended for a new e-cookbook I’m developing. It was such a smashing success, though, I simply couldn’t keep it to myself. I need to share the scrumptiousness right now. I wonder if this will become a familiar pattern…? This smoothie tastes flipping fantastic. I had to be mindful and pace myself […]

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Vanilla Bean White Hot Chocolate

I love a superfood hot chocolate as much as the next gal. Yet sometimes (gulp – please don’t be mad!) I’m simply not in the mood for the taste of chocolate. The other day I was at a loss because I had an extreme hankering for a hot, satiating drink, but was utterly uninterested in […]

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Festive Quinoa Breakfast Burgers

This four-ingredient recipe turned into an ordeal that I did not anticipate. First, I sliced the tip of my finger when cutting the butternut squash, which required a brief pause to staunch the bleeding and bandage the minor wound. Then I realized I had not bought a pomegranate in several years. I’ve watched and read […]

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Cranberry Millet Breakfast Bake

There is always something new to learn in life. Every time I cook whole grain millet, I find it bitter and unpleasant and need to disguise it with herbs, spices and sauces. Well, it turns out that stale millet is bitter and unpleasant. Fresh millet is delightful. Have you ever realized you were completely wrong […]

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Building Delicious Egg-Free Breakfasts

Eggs are a breakfast staple. Not only do we scramble, poach, boil and fry them, but we also incorporate eggs into a huge variety of breakfast-y fare like frittatas, breads, muffins, pancakes, French toast and other pastries. Unfortunately, many of us are allergic or intolerant to eggs (myself included), and egg allergies are the second […]

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Carrot Cake Granola

Carrots are fantastic for so many reasons. They’re a good source of fibre, they’re packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients and they’re loaded with antioxidants, which protect our cells from damage, aging and disease. Now we’ve got one more reason to love them. Recent research in the field of affordable nutrition shows that carrots are one of […]

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