The Best Vegan Pizza in Toronto

I love pizza and I eat it probably close to once a week. When I went vegan about 4 years ago I thought that this borderline obsession was going to come to an abrupt end. At first I thought it was fine because I always had pasta that would get me by when I’m craving…

Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while the crassness of these kind of commercially fabricated and arbitrary “holidays” may be a bit much, there’s also nothing wrong with taking a moment to pause, reflect and celebrate love, particularly in time when there is so much turbulence and heartbreak.  Does it need to be on February…

Vegan Restaurants to Try in 2022

It feels a little too soon to start firmly planning any trips, and the thought of doing so with any amount of commitment, only to be disappointment when it isn’t possible, just seems too crushing right now.  But, at the same time, I’ve found it helpful to think ahead, in a sort of non-concrete, wistful…

Meal Delivery Options for the Greater Toronto Area

If you’ve ever felt a pang of guilt for not spending hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate, fully balanced and beautifully presented meals for yourself and/or family, you’re not alone.  Social media and food influencers present meal preparation in an increasingly unrealistic manner, as though everyone can and should be able to dedicate a ridiculous…

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

We are well into soup season and with the amount of the stuff that I’ve already consumed it’s inevitable that I’d start to tire of some of the standard options, but there are certain classics whose appeal never seems to fade. Tomato soup was a fixture of my childhood, a feature player at many mealtimes,…

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown-Butter Sauce

The magical thing about making pasta, particularly from scratch, is how it can feel and taste so luxurious, and make you feel like a Michelin star chef, or at least an accomplished and prestigious home cook, but also be one of the easiest and most affordable dishes you can make.  And while there is much…

Radicchio Salad with BBQ Chick’un and Chickpeas

Have you ever had the experience of trying a particular food for the first time and wondering why you haven’t been eating it your whole life?  That was my experience with Radicchio. I’d see it in the grocery store, sitting in the produce bins, all shiny, fresh and red hued, and passively acknowledge its existence,…

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad with Roasted Asparagus

So, Toronto got hit with its first official snow fall on Sunday, and yes, it’s late November, but it still somehow took me by surprise. I felt a momentary sensation of delight upon opening my blinds Sunday morning and seeing the world caked in pristine, flaky white layers, but then it gradually gave way to…

Fall Fashions for the Conscientious Shopper

The fashion industry is notoriously unkind to the earth, and is known to be exploitative of both people and resources.  For anyone who is trying to make more conscientious and sustainable choices, clothes shopping can be frustrating. Cold weather clothing is especially a challenge for vegans, because so much of it uses animal products as…

Roasted Carrot Soup and Carrot Top Pesto

Carrots are one of my favourite vegetables, and one of the few I could be coaxed into eating during my fussy childhood days.  I’m partial to raw carrots, which are quick and easy to consume en masse as a snack, so I’ve probably eaten more carrots over the years than any other food.  Yes, I…