Peanut Butter and Apple Oatmeal Bake

Being housebound for the past two weeks has been an interesting experience.  I’m trying to approach it as an opportunity, having been given an unprecedented amount of time at home to dedicate to my own pursuits.  At times it’s been pretty tough, but as I settle more into this self-isolation thing, I think I’m learning…

Almond Butter Cookies

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie” – The Cookie Monster Well, it’s been quite the week hasn’t it? Hopefully you’re all safely socially isolating, staying inside and finding some comfort and renewal in the small pleasures of home. For my own well-being, while…

Creamy Pumpkin Fettucine with “Meatballs” and Carmelized Leeks

There are definitely more and more signs of spring appearing in our cloudy, grey horizons, and we’ve even had a few days of warm weather, but we’re still a while away from the sweet, rejuvenating days of summer and I think, with all that’s going on in the world right now, we could all use…

Cheezy Scrambled Benedict

Breakfast is such a rushed affair for me these days, and with so little time in the mornings to dedicate to this most pivotal meal, I generally prefer to keep it simpler.  But these hastily prepared meals, devoured too quickly, are symptomatic of a larger, problem. We are all always in such a hurry, and…

Toronto’s Best Vegan Breakfast and Brunch

At one time, getting together with friends for a leisurely weekend brunch, as a vegan, meant you were probably going to be eating orange juice and possibly a salad for breakfast, but Toronto’s food scene is evolving rapidly and there’s now no shortage of plant based brunch and breakfast options in the city. Kupfert and…

Winter Apparel For Vegans

As a preface to this article, I’d like to formally state my deep and profound objection to winter, or at least Canadian winter (California winter, for example I’m generally okay with).  Is it sacrilege for a Canadian to speak out against out against a season which we, as a nation, so often use to define…

A Guide to Paris, France

In the pantheon of great cities, none have arguably achieved a more legendary status than that of Paris.  With its grand boulevards, towering monuments, endless historical facades, and the general joie de vivre that fills every city pore, it’s hard to imagine there’s a more impressive and vibrant urban center anywhere else in the world….

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

I’ve had an unusual craving for Danishes lately.  I’m not sure what ignited it, but I’m okay with caving to this particular hankering, especially as I don’t think, prior to coming up with this recipe, I’ve had a Danish since my pre-vegan days. Until recently, plant-based versions of this sweet, layered delight were rarely spotted…

A Guide To Toronto’s Independent Grocery Stores

With the unhealthy ambiance that’s circulating the political sphere these days, and democracy failing us in new and spectacular ways, and leadership that either can’t seem to make much progress, or willfully erodes it, I’ve been thinking of more ways that I can, as an individual, produce positive change in the world, from reducing waste…

Sweet and Treats – A Guide to Toronto’s Vegan Bakeshops

Through Being Cool, a beloved Toronto bakery recently closed its doors after six years of serving up a hearty selection of vegan pastries, donuts, and other sweet and savory delights.  It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but in 2013 the vegan scene in Toronto was only just starting to take off, and vegan fresh…

Tempeh & Beet Hummus on Sourdough Toast

Hummus is one of the superheroes in my vegan life – it’s always there in a pinch, providing sustenance, simplicity, and flavour when and where it’s most needed.  Like a lot of great food, it originates in the Middle-East (Levant) and has been a staple there for centuries.  An interesting aside, in a region that…

Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations for 2019

The last couple weeks or so I’ve been feeling particularly stir-crazy.  The weather here has not been great and it’s been forcing me to stay indoors more than usual.  Adding to the wet milieu is a general irritation with urban living – the incessant noise, construction, and chaos of life in a city of 3…