Cabbage Rolls, Southwest Scramble, Easy Falafel & Lentil Loaf :)

I’ve been trying to get a post done forever, it feels like. I’ve started one just like this several times but now I’m really starting it with a commitment to finish and post. It’s weird to me that I was continuously half finishing a post and then something would always pull me away and I…

Big Macs, Faux Tuna Salad & Stew

Happy Groundhog Day! I really like groundhog day when it comes around each year. I’m excited to hear the groundhogs’ consensus – I guess see it, not so much hear it. Hear it from their human handlers and from the news, I guess is the more accurate way to say that. There are several groundhogs…

Winter Cooking Spree!

I took advantage of that New Year enthusiasm this January and started trying out some new recipes again! It also helps that I received the new Oh She Glows cookbook for Christmas – it was very inspiring, however only one of these recipes was found in that book. I’m still really glad to own the…

Vegan Christmas

VEGAN CHRISTMAS!! I had so many delicious vegan dishes for Christmas this year! I’m just going to dive right into it because it’s all so exciting. However, it needs to be said that I didn’t make any of this stuff. December is really busy for me at work and otherwise, so I knew ahead of…

Red Lentil Dahl, Kale Salad & Roasted Winter Salad Bowl

It’s official – winter is here in Ottawa! We received a huge delivery of about 15 – 20cm of snow between Sunday and Monday, it’s snowing again today, and there’s still more to come this week. How do I feel about that? AMAZING 🙂 The time between the first snow and Christmas is one of…

Peach Blueberry Cobbler, Vegan Goulash & Thanksgiving Bowl

Summer is finally coming to an end. A very slow, hot, humid and rainy end. That’s alright though, I can dream of fall for a few more weeks until it actually arrives. I brought out my fall scented candles in preparation and I’ve been researching the best vegan pumpkin spiced latte recipes to make at…

Things I love about fall

I once had a long discussion with an Uber driver about which season is better: winter or summer. We were both cool-weather loving people it turned out. He pointed out that in the summer, if you’re too hot, there’s nothing you can do about it. You’ll likely just stay hot and uncomfortable until the weather…

Comfort Food Substitutes + Detox Soup (Summer is busy!)

So I was under the impression, as a child, that summer was the time for relaxing. You have this massive surplus of free time to do things such as: lie around in a hammock, run through a sprinkler, sit in the grass and eat some popsicles, or read endless novels. That is really what I…

Ottawa Race Weekend!

First of all – Ottawa Race Weekend was an awesome experience, I would highly recommend participating to anyone. Second – it was HOT AS HELL. While most people wisely stayed near a body of water, ran through sprinklers, or vegged out in an air conditioned space…some crazy 38’000 people decided to do some distance running. …

Many things for #iyp2016

There are many, many things to say. The first is the theme of this post is International Year of Pulses – which is this current year, 2016. Find more info on that at iyp2016.org. First pulse-based recipe, a really delicious chickpea tikka masala from The Iron You. Several posts back, I made chickpea masala (with…

Hashbrown Casserole, Banana Bread & Energy Balls

In an effort to post more regularly and avoid posts like last time (gigantic list of things) here are just a few things I wanted to share this week. I’m training for my 10K race more regularly now. The weather is being ridiculous so honestly it’s a challenge to get out there. Yesterday I went…