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Roasted Fennel and Almond Pesto

On a grey, rainy June afternoon three years ago, I brought a fennel and apple salad to school for lunch. I didn’t feel like eating a cold salad. But it was what I had, so I ate it. Later, I ended up in the hospital with a bowel obstruction and subsequently developed an aversion to […]

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Rhubarb Orange Chia Jam

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. I am certainly not the first person on earth to make a batch of chia jam, but boy, whoever dreamed up the idea is a genius. Chia seeds […]

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Vegan Salad

A Salad for Salad-Haters with Creamy Basil Dressing

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. As you may or may not remember, I’m not a fan of salads. There aren’t too many salad recipe ’round here, except for ones with roasted veggies, beans, […]

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Homemade Tomato Salsa

Now that my appetite is improving, I’ve whipped up a collection of delicious dishes in my kitchen. All of them tasty. Many of them not so tasty-looking in photos. You know what always looks pretty? Homemade salsa, which is a breeze to make and is easily customizable. Longtime readers will probably remember that I’m a […]

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Gingered Carrot and Yam Dip

Do you think we can learn to love the foods we hate? A couple of weeks ago, I shared my new appreciation for olives, and now I can add ginger to the list of foods that are growing on me. Peppery, spicy ginger is one of those flavours I’ve never really enjoyed. Well, except for […]

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Random Use for Lemon Zest: Make Lemon Pepper

There are a lot of lemons in my life. I juice at least five or six of them each week because I begin my day with glass of water mixed with one tablespoon or so of lemon juice – this stimulates digestion and revs up the liver. Plus, I use lemon in plenty of recipes […]

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Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

It’s the love child of coconut butter and almond butter. But this isn’t a clandestine, illegitimate situation where you shun the kid from the family and deny him his right to the throne. Nope. This is the kinda offspring you proudly ascend on a golden pedestal, and then eat by the spoonful. Wait. Did I […]

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Roasted Garlic and Herb Vegan Cream Cheese

I’m resisting the urge to solely use capital letters here. When I read text in all caps I feel like people are yelling at me. This is the tastiest, most delightful vegan cream cheese ever (are italics okay?). Scrumptious. Toothsome. Heavenly. Yummy. Pick your favourite adjective to describe something flavourful, and slap it onto this […]

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Spicy Baked Sunbutter Tofu with Broccoli

Some of you might not consider 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to be spicy. For a wimp like me, this entrée was a little inferno. Laugh all you want. Cayenne can be a controversial topic in the nutrition world. On the one hand, it’s a nightshade vegetable, which can instigate inflammation. But, on the other, […]

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Roasted Sunflower Seed Butter

You guys, there is something I am so obsessed with I decided to devote an entire week of recipes to it on this website. The magical ingredient? Roasted sunflower seed butter, or sunbutter. Sunbutter isn’t a new or fancy trend. In fact, I’m a little late to the sunbutter game, but now I’m its biggest […]

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