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 ๐Ÿ˜‰…

Apple Galette

Bought a 40 lb bag of local apples at a farmer’s market in Quebec city for only 8$. All hail apple season! And that partially explains my MIA-ness lately (no, really, lol). I’ve been baking apple pies, making fresh apple juice, apple ketchup, applesauce, etc. I had been wanting to make a unique apple treat…

Autumn Butternut Squash & Kale Minestrone

One of my favourite things about living in Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec is the 4 seasons and all of the respective activities and foods they bring. Today’s soup is one that literally tastes like a fall harvest and is made with butternut squash, which is literally taking over the fruit and vegetable section at the market ๐Ÿ˜‰…

Silky Rutabaga Soup

For those of you who aren’t in the know, I am a recipe contributor for Rutabaga magazine. I felt like a bit of a phony collaborating for a magazine whose name was a vegetable I was totally unfamiliar with so I decided to remedy the situation. I decided to make this wondrous and lightly sweet…

Strawberry, Champagne, Jalapeรฑo & Mint Gazpacho

If you are an observant person, you may have noticed that I really like gazpachos. What I love even more than gazpachos themselves, is playing around with the ingredients contained in them.ย This recipe is proof and the proof’s in the pudding. With summer around the corner (11 days to go until its official start –…

Butternut Squash & Mango Soup

Mmmmmmmmango! Mango is a superstar amongst tropical fruits. It, along with guava and litchi, is one of the tropical fruits containing the highest amount of polyphenols, with the main contained polyphenol being gallic acid. Polyphenols, in case you didn’t get the memo, are antioxidants which protect our beautiful cells against various types of disease. To…

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

I’m on a pumpkinizing spree, and I can’t stop, won’t stop. Pumpkin in the mornin’, pumpkin in the evenin’, pumpkin in the afternoon (#afternoondelight). One of the things the Irish got right is steel-cut oats, named as such as they are produced by passing the oats through steel blades that cut them into thinner slices…

Seasonal Yellow Plum Salsa

Yellow plums are in season right now, so make this recipe (I tell it like it is, I don’t beat around the bush ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). This recipe is awesome, the combination of flavours is unexpected. ๐Ÿ™‚ Fresh & Fruity Yellow Plum Salsa Ingredients: 8 yellow plums, chopped up nice 1 large onion, finely chopped 1/2…

Apple-of-my-Eye Pie

Describe this pie in one word: pie. Haha! The word says it all. IMHO (in my humble opinion), it’s not apple season until you’ve gone apple picking and made an apple pie. True to myself,ย I’ve taken an iconic North American dessert and veganized it. The looks of this pie are striking and unique and ingesting…

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…