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Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

I feel as though we kind of got cheated on autumn this year. We went from the crappy, raininess of August to the unbearably hot days of September and October and now we’ve just survived the yuckiest month of the year (in my opinion), November. […]

Pick-Me-Up Green Smoothie

Pick-Me-Up Green Smoothie

During this time of the year I think we all could use a bit of a pick-me-up, right? I’m usually pretty tired when I get home from work, but the fact that it starts to get dark at around 4:30 is definitely not helping to […]

A Vegan Food Adventure in Hamilton + A Happy Discovery

A Vegan Food Adventure in Hamilton + A Happy Discovery

I have just returned home from a lovely weekend of visiting friends. Last week when I got my work schedule and saw that I didn’t have to work Friday – Monday I jumped at the opportunity of being able to get away for a few days. After starting my online biology course on Friday morning and doing a few things around the house, I got in my car and drove down to Guelph to visit with my friend Riley. We had a relaxing evening of campus touring, good food and Netflix, my ideal Friday night. The next morning we got off to a pretty late start then went for a yummy brunch at a cute little restaurant/ coffee shop in Downton Guelph called The Cornerstone. I ordered a tofu scramble with a side salad and crispy potatoes (a brunching must!). That was my first time trying tofu scramble and I’ve got say it was pretty good. After our brunch and a bit of wandering in downtown Guelph we said our goodbyes and I hopped in my car once again and continued on to Ancaster to visit with my longtime friends, Eryn and Ryann. (more…)

Socca with Grilled Roots and Golden Hummus

Socca with Grilled Roots and Golden Hummus

As November sets in I have found myself in need of a good pick me up. It seems as though we completely skipped nice fall weather and went straight into the crappyness of November. I mean, I can’t really complain too much about the weather because we […]

Ode to Summer + Chocolate for Breakfast

Ode to Summer + Chocolate for Breakfast

It seems as though fall is finally arriving. With the last few days reaching above twenty degrees (Celsius that is) it has been an unusually hot October. Now that it actually feels like autumn, I think it’s best to say a formal “goodbye” to summer.

Forever Nuts Loaf + A Challenge

Forever Nuts Loaf + A Challenge

The other day I was in a Davids Tea in downtown Kingston. They had a great deal where if you bought two tins of tea you would get the third one free. I’m a big tea fan so this deal was pretty great for me. I spent about thirty minutes sniffing all the different tea testers and reading the ingredients labels to decide which three teas I wanted the most. Enter Forever NutsIf you have ever tried this tea before you’ll know what I mean when I say that it is quite possibly the warmest and most delicious smelling tea I’ve ever come across. Since returning home from my weekend in Kingston I have been determined to take the delicious smell of Forever Nuts and convert it into a loaf of some form with that same delightful flavour. The main ingredients of the tea are almonds, apples, cinnamon and beets. Currently my first loaf is baking away in the oven, fingers crossed that it turns out! (more…)

Golden Turmeric Latté

Golden Turmeric Latté

It’s no secret that this summer hasn’t been very “summery”. Sure, we got spoiled with some spectacular 30 degree dock days, but those were usually incompassed by about 7 straight days of rain. Needless to say the wearer has been less than ideal and I […]

Perfect Roasted Garlic Hummus

Perfect Roasted Garlic Hummus

There are some things that just put me in a really fantastic mood. Making a perfect batch of hummus is one of those things. You may think that that makes me very lame, but my argument is that you have to enjoy the little things in life […]

Easy Coconut Chia Pudding

Easy Coconut Chia Pudding

I am forever a fan of simple things. Honestly, the simpler the better. This past week I’ve been looking after my aunt’s dogs and living in her house while she’s on vacation with her family and it’s been a blast. There is something very strange and fun about living on your own (even if only for a short time). Since it’s just me here the fridge isn’t exactly over-stocked, but I do have my staples on hand: almond butter, hummus, sauerkraut, fresh veg and a big ol’ jar of coconut chia pudding. I’ve been really in to meal prepping items in bulk recently and this chia pudding has become one of my “go to’s”.  (more…)

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I am now officially done high school. I wrote my final exam last Friday and am graduating this Thursday. I must say it’s a pretty weird feeling. Since I have nothing to study for and no applications left to do I can finally do things […]