Scrambled Tofu Quesadillas

I’m not sure why exactly, but I’ve always had high expectations of breakfast.   Maybe because it’s the introductory meal of the day and can sometimes set the tone for the rest of the morning.  For example, start by eating something that your bored with and that mood will likely continue.  I find breakfast foods are…

Blueberry Muffins

One of my first fully formed food memories revolves around blueberry muffins.  When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I’d accompany my mom and brother to his weekend swimming lessons in the next town over.  While he was at his lessons, my mom and I would go to a nearby restaurant for breakfast….

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…

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. …

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…

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…

Chickpea & Tofu Quiche

I’ve been disappointed by my last few attempts at developing new recipes and was feeling pretty discouraged after so many misfires.  With so much emphasis in our culture on comparing accomplishments, it’s pretty easy to get into a bit of a funk when our own execution falls short of the expectation.  But what we don’t…

Monte Cristo Sandwich

It’s a holiday here in Ontario today (Family Day) and that’s means a three day weekend for many of us.  A three day weekend feels just about right to me and in an ideal world would probably be the norm.  Let’s be honest – it takes a full day to unwind and recover from the…

Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread and Baked Cinnamon Apples

What is it about pumpkin that makes it such an appealing and popular food for autumn consumption?  There’s certainly no comparable aroma to that of pumpkin cooking.  It’s a rich, warm scent that evokes comfort, compels hibernation and reminds us fondly of cozy days inside, watching the leaves crisp and fade in the cold.  Pumpkin…