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…

Vegan Holiday Gift Guide

Click and Grow ($100-$2000+) Click and Grow’s innovative automated indoor smart gardens allow you to grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables pretty much in any condition, all year round, no matter how little space or light you may have access to.  With over 60 different fruits, herbs, and leafy greens to choose from, this…

Pumpkin-Oat Cinnamon Rolls

As of this past Monday, Toronto is back in a COVID lockdown.  Our case count in Toronto, in Ontario and in much of Canada, is wildly out of control.  Unfortunately, despite knowing full well there was a second fall/winter wave coming, and that it would likely be much worse than the first, our provincial government…

Harvest Vegetable Pot Pie

It’s about that time of year that we start thinking about hibernation foods.  Most of us do not have the luxury of hiding in our homes to ride out the brutal winter months (or safely shelter from COVID outbreaks), but nevertheless, having our pantry and fridges well stocked with hearty and ready to go food…

Tofu Mini-Quiche with Kale Guacamole

The benefit of the COVID lock-downs (one of the few) is that I get more time for cooking. The downside (one of the many) is that there’s no one to share all that food with.  For me,  one of the greatest pleasures of cooking is indulging your friends and loved ones with your latest successful…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Spinach Pesto

Fall is in the air, the trees are turning, the breeze is chilling – excluding the glorious, high 20s degree  weather this past weekend –  and the COVID cases are rising,  It feels like the perfect time to shelter in place and bury ourselves in the comfort of good home cooking, of substantial warming meals…

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

I’ve had an unusual craving for Danishes lately.  I’m not sure what ignited it, but I’m okay with caving to this particular hankering, especially as I don’t think, prior to coming up with this recipe, I’ve had a Danish since my pre-vegan days. Until recently, plant-based versions of this sweet, layered delight were rarely spotted…

A Guide To Toronto’s Independent Grocery Stores

With the unhealthy ambiance that’s circulating the political sphere these days, and democracy failing us in new and spectacular ways, and leadership that either can’t seem to make much progress, or willfully erodes it, I’ve been thinking of more ways that I can, as an individual, produce positive change in the world, from reducing waste…