Apple, Fennel and Endive Salad with Lemon-Garlic-Dill Dressing

I do enjoy a good salad, but it’s easy to fall into a rut especially when you’re using salad as a quick fix. Throwing some spinach or kale in a bowl, topping it with some nuts and store-bought dressing, might make for an easy lunch, but it’s a formula that does grow stale with time….

Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Polenta

Do you find that some foods just never get the attention or love they deserve?  Do you have a personal favourite that you feel falls too far beneath the radar?  For me, one of those foods is polenta.  While polenta is a popular food with hundreds of years of history behind it, I can’t think…

The Best Online Vegan Cooking Classes

Cooking and baking has become a passion for many over this last year of home confinement, while other veteran home chefs have developed a deeper appreciation for the simple comfort cooking provides. But inevitably you may hit a wall where your skills cap and you need a little extra help, a little extra guidance, to…

Quick and Easy Granola Bars

Granola Bars used to be one of my favourite after school snacks. The Quaker Oats Chewy Chocolate Chip were my favourite – don’t try and convince me of the merit of crunchy granola bars – and they continue to elicit a strong nostalgic response.  They would be enjoyed with a tall glass of cold milk…

Sweet Potato Biscuits

The baking fever that marked the very first lockdown never really hit me like it did many others.   It didn’t really hit me in the second wave either, which was probably for the best consider how difficult it was to get things like flour and yeast.  Now in the third wave, I’ve finally succumbed to…

The Best New Vegan Restaurants in Toronto.

The pandemic has ripped through the restaurant industry not once but multiple times now, with each successive wave pummeling their well-being and ability to survive.  These aren’t just businesses, they are the embodiment of people’s dreams, of their sweat, blood and tears.  We often frame our memories with our experiences with food, and for owners,…

Baked Tofu and Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt sauce is a fairly common culinary component but it seems to have not gained as much traction with the vegan community, maybe because even some plant-based veterans are not that familiar with the variety of vegan yogurt options available.   It is, after all, a somewhat recent innovation.  Given that the yogurt we are most…

Chocolate & Pudding Pie

I used to eat a lot of pudding both before and after I went vegan. Fortunately, there are a lot of pre-made vegan options and many of the powders are vegan friendly if you use plant-based milk. For some reason, my pudding love tapered off, maybe because I reached my saturation point, but recently it’s…

Potato and Broccoli Soup

There’s very little that I like about winter.  The thought of having to contend with the snow, ice and cold tends to make me recoil.  This year, so far, winter has been a very different experience, and I’m seeing it unfold largely only in periphery with limited glimpses from my basement apartment windows.  One of…

Miso-Peanut Udon Noodle Stew

Anyone who has tried to piece together a fully functional meal from disparate cupboard and fridge remains knows that random recipe concoctions can go very wrong sometimes, but once in a while you stumble upon some really nice combinations.  Working with ingredients on hand is great practice and pushes you to think about the ingredients…