Vancity Virtual Potluck: Vegan Beer Chow Mein & Tofu

This is an update of an old post because I went to re-shoot the photos of this dish for the never-coming cookbook I’m working on (joking!) and I was so embarrassed by the old post that I felt like it deserved a do-over. Plus what better reason than for the Vancity Virtual Potluck? It’s a…

Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

I watched an amazing documentary on Netflix last night and I think it should be required viewing for everyone. Even if you disagree on some of the points made, it’s worth discussing.  Put Pink Ribbons Inc. on your list to watch! The reason I bring it up is because it makes an important point about…

Artichoke and Spinach Pizza

In keeping with my promise to be a bit more open, I thought I’d start this post with some answers to questions I get asked all the time. I mean all. the. time. Where do you get your protein? This will drive any vegetarian and vegan insane. It’s a myth created by the meat industry…

My Vegan Future

I’m going to get serious for a moment. Most of you who know me probably read that sentence as sarcasm and are awaiting a hilarious gif. Sadly, you will be disappointed. This is a bit of a long story but here goes. While I was a teenager I found a passion for animal welfare, environmental…

Dill Parsley Pasta with Sunflower Seeds and Walnuts

How’s everyone’s New Year’s resolutions going? I’m still not drinking coffee and the world seems less bright, beautiful, and full of hope. Other than that 2017 is going pretty well! Everyone I know seemed to have recognized that we were all operating at a higher frequency during the holidays and maybe we needed to unwind a…

Artichoke and Leek Quiche

2016 is coming to an end and I love this time of year so much. Holidays aside, it brings me so much happiness to sit down and think about the highlights of my year and what I want to accomplish and focus on in the next. I write goals on everything from books to read…

Sweet Potato Basil Gnocchi with Cashew Curry

Yep it’s as damn delicious as it sounds. I was really tempted to just end the blog post there but I’m not exactly at a Kayne level of food blogging  yet so I can’t do that. I wanted something hearty and delicious because December wasn’t even here yet and I’m totally exhausted.  It could be…

Mint Roasted Pepper Pasta with Pistachios

My life exists almost exclusively in two rooms right now; my kitchen and wherever my laptop is (which is usually in the kitchen too). My bake sale has been keeping me busy early in the morning and during the night, plus I’m selling cookies at a craft fair this week, and Piquant Marketing is still…

Fried Eggplant Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Garlic

My poor, poor neglected blog. Where do I even begin? We’re going to get sincere for a moment here. My life has changed, I’ve changed, and everything around me has shifted. It’s been almost 5 months since I quit my job and started my own company with my business partner. Meaning our success, our schedules,…

Spicy Tomato Cashew Soup

I find making a quick soup from scratch is an easy solution and fun activity for a toddler who’s acting like they just found and ate a Red Bull lollipop. I’m getting the very last of the veggies from our garden which meant Linden and I grabbed a few ripe tomatoes and herbs and had…

Introducing my new business!

It has been an intense few weeks that have flown by and although I’ve been cooking a ton, I haven’t been formally experimenting in the kitchen so apologies for no new recipes! My partner and I have officially launched our new business, Piquant Marketing and it’s thrilling, nerve-wracking, exhausting, and a ton of work. It’s absolutely a…

Zucchini Pizza with Beet Sauce and Pumpkin Seeds

I recently discovered that one of my friends has a knack for growing monster food. She may spend her weekends posing with them at markets, claiming 1st prize in the categories of ‘Veggies That Belong in the Avengers’. I mean, look at this photo: I actually see it still sitting on my kitchen table and…