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…

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…

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…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

  More often than not, pumpkins are used for decorating purposes by Haloweeners. However, pumpkin isn’t just another pretty face, it is truly beautiful inside and out, as it is a highly nutritious ingredient that totally deserves to be in your soup, or any other dish 😉 Pumpkin is a healthy fella! Its bright and…

Borscht Soup

Borscht is a Ukrainian beet soup. Actually, it doesn’t get much more Ukrainian than borscht 🙂 Today’s version is probably one of my fave winter soups– veggie-heavy, of a deep ruby-red hue and extremely nutritious (contains beta-carotene, iron, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and fiber). Veggie-Heavy Ukrainian Borscht Ingredients: 1 onion 2 tbsp. olive oil 10…

Pho Soup

Pho is a Vietnamese soup, which happens to be Vietnam’s national dish, and understandably so!  Vietnamese people often start off their day with this soup, and consume it at any and all points throughout the day. Again, totally get it! 🙂 This soup is often consumed as street food in Vietnam. It became popular worldwide…

Raspberry & Tomato Salad

Today’s beauty of a salad is inspired by and adapted from the Plenty cookbook. Plenty,  Plenty More, Nopi and Jerusalem, all by Ottolenghi, are among my favourite cookbooks, and are great for making extremely flavourful meals while transitioning towards a more plant-based diet – I highly recommend them! 🙂 Raspberry & Tomato Salad Ingredients: 2 pints…

Thai Coconut Soup

Coconut. Enough said. This Thai coconut soup will transport you to the land of elephants, beaches, Buddhism (which is practice d by 95% of the population), 1430 islands (the most famous of which being Koh Phi Phi), full moon parties, mountain ranges and delicious vegetarian food. Traditional and home-made Thai food is quite healthy, as…

Baba Ghannoush – Your New Favourite Dip

Nothing beats a good hummus, I think we can all agree. But if you’re in the mood for a little healthy change, why not try your hand at making baba ghannoush? It’s unbelievably easy and quick, and its taste is powerful (read: garlick-y) and delicious. Baba Ghannoush Ingredients: 2 medium-large eggplants 1/3 cup tahini 2…

Montreal Eats: Aux Vivres

One of the pioneers of vegan restaurants in Montreal is Aux Vivres, circa 1997. This eatery serves up some of the best plant-based brunch, lunch and supper in town, and does so in a cute 50’s diner-style decor. The red-leather booths and metallic accents remind me of a classier Nickel’s. On the menu, you will…