Ready for Spring!

Spring was here in Ottawa, but then there was a snow storm and it went away. Now it might be coming back. That’s the weather of Canada in a nutshell. It’s been a long time, I don’t even know where to start! In fact, I just decided I will write this in several parts so…

Spring Veggie Bowl, Cauliflower Tacos & Mediterranean Salad

I know, it’s not technically spring yet. However two groundhogs did agree that spring would be coming soon! I think the most important opinion on this issue is that of Punxsutawney Phil because he is the most reputable groundhog in all the land, so I’ve heard. But I also read a human opinion on this;…

Wedding Soup & Valentine’s Cookies <3

It’s finally here – the sometimes loved, sometimes dreaded, Valentine’s Day. This time, it’s an entire weekend. Thankfully, here in Canada (depending on your province) we have Family Day on Monday, to recharge after this weekend of either romance, loathing, or indifference. Some people hate Valentine’s Day, and I get that. But I love to…

Rice Noodle Salad, Cookies & Winterlude!

First recipe from Thug Kitchen done, and oh my god, that was a crazy amount of chopping. I don’t think I’ve chopped that much in my life before. This is what real cooking in adulthood is; endless chopping. I knew it was too easy, what I’d been doing before, this is the real deal. Here’s…

Apple Pie Oatmeal, Chickpea Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

This is the very last recipe I picked from the Oh She Glows cookbook to test out. I really enjoyed challenging myself to try ten recipes from the book, a few of them are definitely keepers that I’m so happy to have now. The chickpea salad and lentil-kale soup in particular, I’ve made each of…

Banana Pancakes, Tropical Smoothie & Blossom Cafe

Well I think I have to say first – thank you for these pancakes, Thug Kitchen. If there’s a better winter morning than eating banana pancakes, drinking coffee, watching The Office in your PJ’s while it lightly snows outside, I’d like to SEE IT. These yummy pancakes are super easy to make. The recipes makes…

Vegetable Curry & Avocado Pasta + Cookbooks!

Yesterday was a good day 🙂 Nothing particularly amazing happened, it was just a string of good things. I was happy in the morning (a rarity in my life, not a morning person) and happy on my walk to work. Although not a lot of people were at work, those who were there were also…

Burrrrritos (with cashew cheese!)

Broccoli & Cashew Cheese Quinoa Burritos – I know, that’s a mouthful. So are the burritos, but they are very delicious mouthfuls so it’s all good. The sixth recipe I’ve tried from the Oh She Glows cookbook – four more to go! It turns out, cashew “cheese” sauce is not as terrible as I had…

Green Monsters & Indian Lentil Cauliflower Soup + Chip Dip!

Green Monsters seem to be the essence of the Oh She Glows blog. As far as I can tell, that’s kind of how it all started – it’s definitely how I first stumbled upon it, searching for smoothie recipes – and it’s inspiring to read Angela’s story about how she was struggling with her health…

January Challenge

I received a really great present for Christmas. Each year my three girlfriends and I exchange gifts secret Santa style, and this year the friend who got my name reached out to my sister for an idea. She gave her a wonderful idea… That’s right; the Oh She Glows cookbook! I’ve used recipes from the…

I love Christmas.

Christmas is on Friday and I CAN’T WAIT! I freaking love Christmas. I always have, probably always will. I have to say this is thanks to my family; they always make Christmas (and every holiday for that matter) amazing and special. When I was little, my mom loved to cook and bake and decorate for…