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…

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…

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…

Toronto’s Best Vegan Breakfast and Brunch

Kupfert and Kim (Various Locations) Kupfert and Kim has been rapidly expanding over the last few years and now has eight locations in Toronto!  The popularity of this wheatless and meatless quick service restaurant is not suprising.  This is hands down some of the best vegan food around.  Their plant-based meals are nutritious, delicious and…

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…

Unchicken and Cinnamon Matcha Waffles

When, why and how breakfast became such a breeding ground for decadent comfort food remains unclear. Maybe the trend started as a way of easing us into rough mornings, or maybe the sugary cereals and Mcmuffins of our childhood wettened our appetite for early day indulgences.  Either way, I’m definitely okay with partaking in some occasional…

Recovery, Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl

The saturation of smoothies and smoothie bowl images on my Instagram feed has had me sometimes feeling a little jaded about that delicious but redundant fruit and veggie blends.  But after several weeks of frequent poor eating and too much overindulgence, my body was ready for a healthy infusion. There is a reason that smoothies…

Cheesy Scambled Tofu

Scrambled tofu is a fundamental dish in the herbivore world.  It was the first tofu based meal that I made and it has become one of my staples.  Breakfast, conventionally egg and meat-centric, is one of the more difficult meals to manage in transition especially while eating with mixed company.  Scrambled tofu, much like its…