French Toast

French Toast *PlantBased – as kids, my parents would make us anything we wanted for breakfast (with restrictions) on Sunday mornings. It usually came down to pancakes, waffles, or french toast. Clearly we loved our carbs. There was just something about french toast that always felt ultra special. Fancy, really. SO…seeing as it was a…

Pumpkin Spice HotCross Buns

Did anyone else pick the dried fruit out of their HotCross Buns as a kid? Well, here is a version of our favourite festive bun I would have done my siblings household chores for just to get it on my plate! This bun is packed with pumpkin, spices, & a hint of dark rum. AND…

Crumbly Baked Pineapple

Yep, this one takes me WAY back – Crumbly Baked Pineapple. This recipe reminds me of one you’d find in a children’s cookbook – it’s fun, sweet, and easy. As kids, my older sister would play ‘restaurant’ with me and my brother. I think she would have been around 16, which would have made me…

THE (Green) Sides + Crispy Harissa Tofu

THE (Green) Sides topped with some Crispy Harissa Tofu – this was dinner a couple nights ago. As I scratched my head trying to decide what to make, I realized my fridge was packed with fresh goods that my dad had taught me to cook – sautĂ©ed garlicky kale, blanched sesame asparagus, roasted broccoli, and…

MinceMeat(less) Tarts

MinceMeat(less) Tarts – they’ve been a feature in my parents holiday baking for YEARS. Well, at least the ‘meat’ version has. Although, I had never actually tried one of my parents tarts, I loved how rustic they looked adding an organic presence to a plate full of goodies. SO, it seemed I had some homework…

Red Velvet (Nut)MilkShakes

Getting into the holiday spirit with these Red Velvet (Nut)MilkShakes! It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t change the way I feel about this deliciously creamy & healthy fresh shake. No need to sweat the calories on this one. I’ve been baking a lot of potatoes lately and had a craving for a milkshake….

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,…

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…

Popcorn Balls

It’s a Popcorn Ball & The Great Pumpkin kind of night – thank you, Charles Schulz. Two classics + two pups to keep me warm (& safe) = pure Halloween bliss. These plant based beauties are gooey, lightly butter/vanilla flavoured, and packed full of chewy dried super fruit & toasted pepitas. They’re an oldie made into…

Caramel Apples *TwoWays

Just look at ’em shiny apples! It was like taking an awkward selfie (honestly, ALL selfies are awkward – they never turnout well for me…yikes). Caramel Apples – TwoWays. The more subtle Double Glazed Maple & the rich, Coconut Caramel. Both are SUPER sticky, so you won’t want to bump apples unless you plan on…

Thanksgiving Feast

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! It’s been a busy one but I couldn’t be more grateful for ALL the tasty eats. I had a couple dinners to attend, and chowed down on some serious veg. Full tummy and heart. Well, here’s my spread! Kept things pretty simple seeing as I had SO much that I wanted to…

AppleSage Perogies

AppleSage Perogies (pirogies/pierogies) – can’t you just taste fall!? It’s a coming. Happy Friday, all! Just dicing up freshly picked apples, heating up some plant-based butter, and tossing in a few perogies to kickoff the weekend festivities. Ahh, and that buttery crunch. Yum. Cabbage seems to be finding its way into a few of my…