Fresh on Spadina – Toronto, Canada

It may be excruciatingly difficult to get a good vegetarian or vegan meal in Toronto pubs and restaurants, but Toronto is also home to some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants I’ve ever tried. My favourite here is Fresh. It’s a casual chain restaurant in Toronto that caters to vegetarians and vegans. Most meals […]

Recipe Wednesday: Kale and Tofu Dumplings

These dumplings are like little ninjas.  They’re stealthily healthy, and delicious. They’re also super easy to make and you can freeze them for later. Ingredients: Dumplings  1 block of firm tofu. Kale. Rip the leaves off the stalks until you have about six handfuls. ½ a white onion. 1 tbsp  of ginger. 3 garlic cloves. […]

Maple Breakfast Smoothie – Gastropost Toronto

Gastropost Toronto‘s mission for March was Maple Vs Honey. South Nomad chose maple – it’s what she uses as a natural sweetener in all of her breakfast smoothies. You can see her strawberry, pineapple, almond milk, and maple syrup smoothie up at http://gastropost.nationalpost.com/post/78849790305/from-gastroposter-jessica-meddows-via * Gastropost is also available as a two page spread in Toronto’s Edition […]

Crystal Cove Beach and Newport Beach Whole Foods – Orange County, California, United States of America

Baywatch has an awful lot to answer for. “The Hoff” is not cool. Those red swim suits wouldn’t hold up ten metres in waves, let alone saving another human’s life in a rip. And California does not have an endless summer. Nor is its ocean anywhere near warm. Like everyone, I have my 90’s secret […]

Recipe Wednesday: Warm lentil, spinach and tomato salad

On a cool day, this salad warms the cockles and is a hearty, filling dish. Warming, hearty, filling. Not usually what you think of with salads, right? And it’s super simple. It should take 15 minutes max, including prep. Ingredients: 1 can of lentils 1 bunch of spinach 1 tomato or half a punnett of […]

The Apple Bar – Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

Do you have a secret dining spot or bar that you’re hesitant to share with the world? Or even your good friends? For me, that was the Apple Bar in Bilpin. Everyone in the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains knew about it, but the rest of Sydney was oblivious to the fact that one of […]

Toronto Tea Festival -Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I take it all back, Canada. All those snarky things I said about North Americans not understanding tea and its intricacies and complexities. Oh, how wrong was I … The Toronto Tea Festival 2014 was held on the weekend of 1-2 February in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library in Yorkville. North Nomad got a […]