Beet Pasta With Tofu Feta

I had planned to go to Italy for the first time this summer and while traditionally a lot of Italian food is not very vegan friendly, I was looking forward to being immersed in the country’s rich culinary atmosphere even if just as an observer.  Well, that trip didn’t happen for obvious reasons (hopefully I’ll…

Fruity Couscous Cake

I haven’t felt much like cooking lately.  The amount of time spent indoors over the last few months has gradually eaten away at my motivation and productivity, that and it’s also not fun to have an oven on for a long time when it’s 30 degrees out.  I’ve been pretty content in the last couple…

Coffee Brownies

I have such an emotional attachment to brownies. I can’t think of any other dessert that generates as much enthusiasm from me. The very last time I went to a grocery store before this pandemic lockdown I stopped in at McEwan (Chef Mark McEwan flagship market at Yonge and Bloor) on my way home from…

Strawberry Waffles with Pear Compote

Well, how many weeks of lockdown has it been?  I’ve completely lost track.  The first chunk seemed to go by fairly quickly and April…what happened to April?  We’re already in May, but I’ve noticed that, as this isolation drags on, the days are now passing more slowly, sometimes painfully so. I definitely felt as though…

Tofu and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole

It’s kind of amazing – I never really tire of tofu.  This infinitely versatile flavour sponge is so often featured in vegan cuisine that you’d think my taste buds would have grown weary of it, but no, it hasn’t happened yet.  I’m as much a fan as ever and still love experimenting with new recipes. …

Couscous and Butternut Squash Salad With Avocado-Tahini Dressing

This past Sunday was by far the nicest day for weather that we’ve had in months and I finally had the opportunity to emerge from my basement apartment where I’ve been in isolation for the last seven weeks and spend a few leisurely moments reading in a sunny corner of the back yard.  I’m very…

Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry

During this lockdown, with the days passing indiscriminately, without much distinction from one another, the most eventful and exciting moment of any week is when a grocery delivery arrives.  I don’t know exactly why, but it’s reassuring – maybe because it provides some consistency and it’s something that is, to an extent, controllable.  While many…

Kimchi and Spinach Pesto Quesadilla

Kimchi, in case you didn’t know, is a popular Korean side dish of fermented cabbage and other vegetables.  It’s so popular in fact that there is even a kimchi museum in Seoul.  And yes – LG also marketed an air conditioner with a Kimchi based filter under the premise that it may help kill the…

Pasta Salad with Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

One of the very first vegan recipes I really gravitated to, and started making regularly, was from a cookbook by master chef Robin Robertson.  It was for a macaroni salad, simple enough for a neophyte plant-based chef, but really popping with flavour.  I ate it for lunch, I ate it for dinner, I ate it…

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…