Organic *Extra Thick Ketchup

Happy FryDay!…I had to join in at least once. Although those are some tasty roasted wedgies, this post is ALL about the KETCHUP. There’s nothing like making condiments from scratch – we’re talkin’ grassroots cooking. You have complete control over the ingredients, flavour, consistency, and quantity (yeah, you do – woot!). In this case, I…

Golden Donuts

Golden Donuts – these take me WAY back. Like many Canadians, my first (real) job was at a lil’ joint called Tim Horton’s. I was 13 and made $5.40/hr. If it wasn’t the money that kept me there, it was definitely the people. When we weren’t running our butts off to feed the afternoon rush,…

Vegetable Pâté

Vegetable Pâté – it’s kind of a funny story. I first tried veggie pâté at one of our stops while on the road. We had planned for Mexican, but seeing as I read the ‘hours’ wrong, we ended up eating at this generic looking cafe instead. I have to admit, I was slightly disappointed I…

PumpkinSpice & Caramel Pecan Cake

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving to our American neighbours! Holidays are ALL about the FOOD at our house. I made this custom cake for my parents Thanksgiving dinner in October. Sure – it looks pretty from the top, but it gets down to some serious business sandwiched in the middle. My dad had asked for GOOEY. PumpkinSpice…

FullyLoaded Vegetable Broth

I know…I mentioned not being much of a soup person – BUT this FullyLoaded Veggie Broth has got me hooked! This Ramen-like soup is ALL about the broth, and like many of my soups, it’s FULL of flavour (& veggie pulp = deliciousness, and of course, fibre). See those lil’ brown bits floating around in…

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Instant Oatmeal – I’ve been taking it for granted until it became a LIFESAVER on my road trip a few weeks ago. I love baked oatmeal, overnight oats, and porridge…but this instant homemade option now holds a special place on my plate. I needed a quick, low maintenance, nutritious breakfast for the road. My solution,…

Vegetable Primavera

The thing about meals like this – I’m full before I even plate. This was one of my fave childhood meals…creamy Vegetable Primavera. It’s the balance between the carbs, garlicky cream sauce, and crisp vegetables that gets me every time. I can’t help but nibble right out of the skillet once everything is tossed together…

PeanutButter Bars

For the LOVE of PB – I just can’t get enough. These deliciously crunchy PeanutButter Bars are my ‘travelling light’ alternative to carrying around a tub of my favourite natural peanut butter (which can often be found at the bottom of my tote). It’s the Frank’s to my everything. AND…like many of my other goodies,…

Veggie Burger *The Classic

VEGGIE BURGER – is there any other. This burger is loaded with black beans, brown basmati rice, cremini mushrooms, roasted sunflower seeds, and a combo of tasty herbs + spices. I couldn’t wait to dig my chompers into this one! Sporting homemade pickled onions, firm fresh tomato, red leafy lettuce…AND a healthy slice of creamy…

Park Bark

Park Bark!…or so we were calling it a couple weeks ago. Just look at that Maple Butter – what a pair. Yum. SO, I posted Caramel Apples + Popcorn Balls last week, but really…I don’t have a HUGE sweet tooth. I’m more of a savoury gal. BUT I do love me some chewy, slightly sweet…

Roasted Root Salad

We have snow!…and it seems to be sticking around for awhile. Yet, another variation of one of my fave winter weather salads. It’s all about hearty veg when eating greens during the cooler months – AND this one is full of heart. It’s a package deal…roasted beets, butternut squash, pepitas, quinoa, crispy chickpeas, green onions,…

Veggie + Noodle Soup

After spending nearly a week on the road, I was asked what was the first meal I ate once back at home. Well, this was it. Soup – a BIG bowl of it. It’s an easy one to throw together, is full of flavour, and can be served within an hour. It’s packing leeks, garlic,…