Category Archives: vegetarian

The Best Banana Bread (with chocolate chips)

Happy fall! This is a solid banana bread recipe that results in a deliciously dense loaf.  It is nice and sweet, but uses minimal sugar – keeping it comparatively healthy to traditional recipes.  This recipe is easily veganized by using … Continue reading

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Super Simple Green Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is so simple and delicious! I have been drinking at least one smoothie a day (usually a green one 😉 ) as the weather warms up and have noticed a drastic improvement in how I feel.  Try … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

 These were the ultimate Christmas cookie of 2014 and the recipe I will be leaving out for Santa tomorrow evening 😉  I made many batches to share with family and friends and they always vanished quickly.  I love a simple … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Honey (fermented)

  Honey ferments were my treasured discovery of 2014.  I continue to be inspired by the medicinal quality of garlic in honey and the deliciousness of the fruit ferments.  Having noshed through my jars of blueberries and peaches way too … Continue reading

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Fluffy Overnight Pancakes (vegan or not)

          These pancakes are perfect for holidays, house guests or lazy weekends.  Surprise your partner with breakfast in bed and score some major brownie points! All of the prep work is done the night before allowing … Continue reading

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Roasted Cream of Tomato Soup

 This soup is incredible this time of year, allowing you to use up the last of the summer produce in a delicious, warming way. The last of the true, seasonal tomatoes will only be available for the next few weeks and this … Continue reading

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Perfect Fall Pasta (With Mascarpone and Leeks)

I ❤ leeks.  They grow well in our cold, wet climate and are abundant this time of year. Check out your local farm (thank you One Love Farm for providing me with these organic beauties!) or farmer’s market to find … Continue reading

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Vegan Golden (Turmeric) Milk

Rain Rain go away….As we transition into fall everyone is craving something warm and comforting in their bellies.  This recipe will keep you warm from the inside out while increasing your immunity to keep colds and flus at bay. Turmeric … Continue reading

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The Best Pumpkin or Apple Preserves

Last year I became obsessed with pumpkin and apple butters.  If you follow the blog, you may have noticed my main theme of the year is fermenting any and everything.  I wanted to take my beloved butters and add additional health benefits … Continue reading

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Cold Pressed Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

 I’m writing this recipe as a public service.  I don’t drink coffee, however I know when fall comes around people flock to Starbucks, lining up for their pumpkin spice latte.  With a long line of questionable ingredients I wanted to … Continue reading

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Raw Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce (lacto-fermented)

I have been so in love with my fermented salsa recipe that I wanted to apply the same principle to an Italian style sauce. If you are new to fermenting this is a perfect recipe to start your family with as it … Continue reading

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Peaches Preserved in Honey (lacto-fermented)

I was recently gifted a case of beautiful, organic peaches.  After eating many (oh my goodness…so many!) each day, I had some that I needed to preserve. Traditional recipes for canning peaches call for large amounts of refined sugar to make … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce (For Canning)

As you can tell from my last few posts, we are elbow deep in tomato season! I love this delicious, fresh sauce for it’s light, clean flavour.  Check out this recipe for a deeper, richer variation. Like my roasted vegetable … Continue reading

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Salsa Roja for Canning

The canning frenzy continues with a Latin American inspired recipe ❤  This Salvadoran salsa is traditionally served with pupusas and curtido, but I also serve it with tortilla chips, mixed with broth to be used as a base for soups and chilis, … Continue reading

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The Quickest and Easiest Way to Can Tomatoes

Tomato season is here! During these next few, short weeks I will be attempting to preserve enough tomatoes to last throughout the year.  I have been canning for the past few years and really love having those little glass mason jars … Continue reading

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Chocolate Raspberry Nice-Cream

Another banana ice-cream recipe! I have been eating variations on this all summer long for my weekend breakfasts (for my favourite weekday smoothie click here). Eating fruit (especially bananas) for breakfast has been leaving me clear-headed and full of energy … Continue reading

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The Best Vegan (or not) Blueberry Scones

These little treats are so easy to throw together when you are craving something comforting and sweet.  They taste incredible with a slightly crunchy crust and a soft, warm center.  Yum, give your belly a nice big hug with these scones. … Continue reading

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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers (preserved)

I love the abundance summer brings.  I went to the market today and this happened….. …a beautiful box of organic bell peppers for a steal.  During these last few weeks of summer, I am frantically preserving all of the fresh … Continue reading

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Fermented Salsa (Pico De Gallo)

MMM…salsa!  Can your salsa make you sexier?….Mine can.  Fermenting the salsa adds all of the health benefits listed here, and here, as well as improving the flavour.  Because it is fermented, any foods that you eat along side it will digest more … Continue reading

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Atole de Elote and Fried Plaintain

I love the kitchen’s ability to transport me to another place.  Cooking traditional recipes from around the world  satisfies my inner Wanderluster while giving me a sense of exploration in an everyday task.  Lately I am loving Latin cuisine and have been inspired … Continue reading

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