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…

Rice Noodles with Peanut-Miso Glazed Lotus Root and Wasabi Dressing

The New Year has me craving new culinary adventures, new foods, flavours, and experiences, but sometimes the standard supermarket fare does not provide much inspiration.   When I lived in Chinatown, I got hooked on the rich variety of gloriously affordable fresh produce, can goods and imported products unavailable elsewhere.  I still frequently return to the old…

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, it is official.  Toronto has set a new record for lack of sunlight this past month.  The weather network reported that a whopping 88 percent of daylight hours in November were cloud covered.  It’s definitely been a gloomy few weeks, and I think it’s starting to get to me.  I’ve been feeling lethargic, worn…

Je t’aime Montreal.

It’s odd that I’ve never been to Montreal before.  It’s only a 5-hour train ride from Toronto (or a one hour flight).  At times, I admit I’ve felt a bit apathetic towards exploring Canada more.  There is a temptation to unfairly define and assess the entire country based on the qualities of its largest city, Toronto.  I…

Potato Gnocchi with Dill-Beet Sauce

I’m new to the world of Gnocchi.  For the longest time, I would pass by it in the grocery store, sometimes casually picking up the package and scanning the ingredients list, but for some reason, Gnocchi doesn’t often show up on the vegan radar.  I didn’t really know what to do with these special little…

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…

Falling in Love with the City of Angels

I’m not sure what ignited my Los Angeles and SoCal infatuation but it goes a long way back.  An eight or nine-year-old version of myself even made a bold prediction – that he would one day move to California, a place he’d never been, and live near the ocean, in a beach house, with sand…

A Beef with Michael Pollan

Back in February, prolific author and journalist Michael Pollan, known for his opposition to industrialized agriculture and a polluted food culture, released a netflix series called, “Cooked.” The series, based on Pollan’s book of the same name, is an inquest into the cultural and social significance of cooking, and how manufactured foods, processed by corporations,…