Broccoli, White Bean, Mushroom & Garlic Fritters

Brunch just got sexy. Put on your fluffiest slippers, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and get frying! I love brunch. To me, brunch is about more than the food being served, it’s about who you are sharing it with. Brunch is worth waking up for, on those lazy weekend mornings when sleeping in sounds…

Tibetan Miso Soup

Hello soon to be miso-soup-making gurus. You probably know miso soup is delicious. But did you know that it is a fermented soup with healing properties that is extremely popular in Japan and China and that is obtained by fermenting soybeans using a grain called “koji” and salt (which explains its saltiness, therefore, for those of you closely…

Pumpkin Pie in a Glass: Sip Some Cozy

Ehrmergerd. Permpkern sperce lertterrrrr! Have you jumped onto the commercial pumpkin spice latte bandwagon? If so, please jump back off. Do you even know what you get when you order a pumpkin spice latte? Caramel color level 4 (a coloring agent made with ammonia), no real pumpkin, non-organic milk, loadsssss of sugar (a grande has over…

Razzle Dazzle Razzleberry Pie

Oh, you don’t like pies? How much are you lying right now? Hehe! Have you heard of razzleberry pie? Put in adult language, razzleberry pie is raspberry and blackberry pie. I wanted to make this pie while I could still call blackberries and raspberries seasonal fruits. And so I did. This pie surpasses a regular…

The Power of Plants

When I was studying Biochemistry back in Quebec City, I took a history of pharmacy class out of personal interest, which was the only class I failed in my life, might I add (the prof swore there would be no dates on the final exam which counted for 70% of the final grade – turns…

Tahini, Sunflower & Fig Bliss Balls

EXHIBIT A: You may have seen these types of balls in stores selling for an exorbitant 3-4$ each, but this version comes out to less than a dollar a ball (I call it the Scrooge Strategy). That’s substantial savings, if you ask me. Input: No bake, no fuss, no prep and no upper or lower body strength required….

“Good Karma” Indian Korma

Growing up in Quebec City, a very non-diverse “white bread” city, I was not exposed to all that many types of international cuisine. The best it got was ordering in some Chinese (more like chicken balls and sweet and sour spare ribs) or going to Pacini, which was our vision of the ultimate Italian fine dining…

Summer Grub: Watermelon Gazpacho, What Else?

X. Are you on a quest for a spectacular gazpacho recipe? Quest no more, the recipe is right here. X marks the spot. I will always remember my first Gazpacho experience. I was in Barcelona during the torrid month of July and was living life at a laid-back pace – “Vicky Christina Barcelona” style.  Endless…

Fruit Salad Friday

I think a great objective to have in terms of nutrition is trying a new food every week, as I’ve said before (Geez, broken record much Niki?). I am always delighted to find pittahaya on the shelves of my local grocery store. If you haven’t heard of pittahaya, or cactus fruit, or dragon fruit, or…

Shortcut Muffins – Right This Way

A few days ago, I watched a video conference given by a woman working  as a marketer in the food advertising sector. She spoke about various interesting things, such as the fact that customers always trust what’s on the label. For example, if the label says “farm fresh”, the customer is reassured and imagines that the…

Pomegranate Guacamole – Yes Please!

Don’t you just love guacamole? It’s a dinner party favourite and always quick to vanish at a potluck. I will always remember telling a friend of mine how good my guacamole was. I was most definitely tooting my guacamole`s horn. His remark “Oh so you mean you’re good at smashing avocadoes together?”. Haha! Basically, yup. Pretty much….

Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Blondies

As you probably have noticed at this point, I have a baking addiction (and admit it loud and clear). Today I was atingle as today marked my first experience making blondies, let alone chickpea blondies. These blondies are extra simple to make plus I solemnly swear they are impossible to mess up (I’m not just saying that…)….