13 Mar 2018


Do you like moist, dense brownies? Do you like creamy, cinnamon-y sweet potato or pumpkin pie? Then I bring good news with me today, friend. This recipe is for you. It's both those magical, wondrous foods combined into one cake. Hellooo.

28 Feb 2018


Quiche used to be one of my favourite lunches. When I attended elementary school, my mom would send me off with Tupperware containers full of mini ham quiches. She'd buy frozen, single-serving tart crusts (probably at Costco) already shaped around tinfoil molds, so all that was needed was to fill them with eggs and other fillings, and bake them... then voila: quiche! My fond memories of quiche most likely are due to my love of eggs. In all honesty, as a vegan of 7+ years, eggs are the only food I miss some times. I loved eating big plates of scrambled eggs with soy or oyster sauce, boiled eggs on their own, salted eggs over easy on buttered toast for a "nutritious" breakfast, and quiche. While there are vegan alternatives for all my other fave foods like milkshakes, cheese, ice cream, burgers, chocolate and yogurt (which are always more delicious anyways), I hadn't yet found a proper, satisfying substitute for my beloved quiches and other egg-based recipes. UNTIL NOW... *dramatic music* 

Folks, it's all in the chickpea flour. 

21 Feb 2018


I'm gonna be honest: I have an overwhelmingly large collection of cookbooks that are waiting for me to review. It's slightly embarrassing how much I procrastinate on this. In my own defence, I am usually too busy spending time coming up with recipes for this blog and my OWN cookbooks. There are only so many hours in the day, only so much room in my stomach, and only so much energy in my body for food and recipe creation. So generally by time I am done with my own work, trying out other people's recipes is not at the top of my to-do list. Having said that, it really should be. 

Because I love it. 

11 Feb 2018


I have shared many a recipe for chocolate on this blog and in my cookbooks before. My original recipe remains one of my most popular (even though I look at the pics now and cringe... those were EARLY DAYS, okay??) But as the years have gone by, my tastes have evolved. I prefer my food less sweet now, it allows me to better taste the flavours of the other ingredients. And you know I am all about nutritional density, so while sweeteners do give me that mini dopamine rush, they don't provide much else. I would never tell anyone else to consume less sweeteners because your body is yours, and what you do with it is none of my business (THIS IS A FAT-POSITIVE SPACE)! But speaking solely for myself, I would rather leave out sweeteners in most of my food so I can get more nutritious foods in, and more flavour. Chocolate is a perfect vehicle to do this with. 

29 Jan 2018


I have been putting this recipe together for dinner - or slightly adapted versions of it - for over a week. It's what I crave every evening, and look forward to making and eating. It's super nutritious, containing loads of greens, garlic, fibre, healthy fats, and protein. The flavours and textures work wonderfully together. You have buttery, sautéed greens paired with creamy sweet potato, crumbly, nutty quinoa and crunchy pecans; and a lot of umami coming from the garlic, aromatic sesame oil, and coriander. I am totally in love with this meal.