Banana Walnut Muffins

These muffins are maravillosa, to say the least. They’ve got a delicate crunch to them, are 100% bakery-worthy and can be whipped up in no time! These can easily be munched on as part of your breakfast, or packed in your lunchbox (do people still use lunchboxes?) for a banana-y snack. Let’s get our Betty Crocker/Martha Stewart//Niki…

Puttanesca Penne

Puttanesca penne is a pasta dish originating from Naples, in Southern Italy. It is thought that some women (let’s call them ladies of the night) used to make this pasta dish to attract men (let’s assume they were looking for company) with its pungent flavours. Real talk (and after having made it, that totally makes sense…

Montreal Eats: LOV

YES! The day has come. For an extremely long time, I had been dreaming of a fancy-ish, trendy, fun and vegan restaurant in Montreal where both food and service were exceptional. LOV is it! While there are many hot spots to grab a vegan bite around town (which I love supporting), in my opinion, none…

Golden Beet Soup

Baby, it’s cold outside! This soup should help 😉 If you’re anything like me, you love making soups for the winter “hibernation” period! During the harsh winter months, curling up in warm blankets and flannel pyjamas and consuming nothing but warm food and beverages is my protocol 😉 This soup fits the bill and helps…

Goji & Mint Pilaf Stuffed Bell Peppers

  What a good looking famjam! This recipe is a colourful and fun way to get some delicious rice pilaf into you 🙂 It’s also a grand idea if you have a leftover rice or quinoa dish in the fridge and feel like revamping it. When making stuffed bell peppers, the cooking vessel is the…

Grapefruit, Fennel & Walnut Summer Salad

This crisp salad is full of well-balanced and delicate summer flavours. Plus, it contains fennel, which is a veg of many benefits. It is a source of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium and is known to be great for digestion. More specifically, it can help soothe bloating, gas and acid reflux. I will definitely be…

Fig & Date Squares

Date squares are the ultimate comforting dessert, it’s true. Buuuuut, I had a huge bag of dried figs in my pantry feeling like it lacked a sense of purpose. Therefore, I decided to experimentally tweak these beloved bars into a hybrid – one that tastes like a cross between Fig Newtons and thick crumbly date…

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is a springtime veg which has decided to grace us with its presence, and has been doing so for the past few weeks. Did you know that once asparagus is planted, it can only be harvested 3 years later? Though it may be playing hard to get, asparagus is well worth the wait 😉…

Tips for A Great One Pot Pasta

Whoever likes a flexible meal, which yields less dishes and is ready in a cinch (about 20-30 minutes), raise your hand. Now that all your hands are raised, let’s talk one pot pasta! Have you ever heard of this trend? One pot pasta is basically an all-in-one pasta dish in which components thereof are cooked together, and…

Kohlrabi Curry

When in doubt, make curry. Words to live by, if you ask me 😉 And never mind restaurant curries – just make this one in the comfort of your home! 🙂 Kohlrabi is in season so I figured I would share with you a magnificent way in which we can incorporate its wholesome goodness into a…

Matcha Coconut Popcorn

Matcha is best known for its use in teas or lattes, but did you know this green tea powder can be used as an antioxidant-rich popcorn topping? In today’s recipe, popcorn gets a vibrant and beautiful green makeover. The end result is a hipster (ha!), salty, low-calorie, high-fiber snack with a subtle grassy flavour and an…

Olive Oil & Orange Oatmeal

This morning I decided to be an oatmeal artist and put a spin on traditional oats by experimenting with some different mix-ins: orange for a citrus burst, almonds for vitamin E rich crunch and thyme for a savoury twist. The unique result is heart-healthy (its soluble fiber does wonders for cholesterol levels), diabetes-friendly (low glycemic…