Recipe Wednesday: Top Three Tastiest Breakfast Smoothies

  These three breakfast smoothies are my favourite because they taste so decadent, yet they’re so good for you! Each is a good source of protein and nutrients to get you started on your day. Plus, they taste like ice cream and milk shakes – which is never a bad thing. Peanut Butter and Banana […]

Recipe Wednesday: Purple Yam, Sweet Potato & Spinach Lasagne

Purple food either scares people away or entices them. Don’t let the colour scare you in the case of this yam. Its fierce colour belies its gentle flavour  – it’s like a more mellow version of a sweet potato. The purple yam (also called purple sweet potato in North America) comes from the tropical parts […]

Recipe Wednesday: Quinoa Broccoli Bake

How can something so delicious be so good for you? This quinoa and broccoli bake is easy to make, tasty, and oh-so-good for you. Not everyone loves quinoa as much as me, though. North Nomad thinks boiling quinoa is the worst smell on Earth. My cousin Mark shares this sentiment. These guys don’t know what […]

Recipe Wednesday: Tofu Mayonnaise and Sour Cream

I have this thing I refer to as “vegan lies”. It’s when vegans tell you that a dairy or meat substitute tastes EXACTLY like the thing it’s replacing. But in reality, it tastes nothing like it. The vegan lie that infuriates me the most is about avocados in dessert. You know what chocolate mousse made […]

Grasslands – Toronto, Canada

  Grasslands Toronto Canada HANGER: the overwhelming anger one feels when hungry. (definition: my own.) My sister and I are definite hanger sufferers. Our first stage of hanger is being sullen and withdrawn. The second is pushiness and anger. The third is nausea and anger. To prevent hanger setting in when we have to go […]

Recipe Wednesday: Cold Tofu & Soba Noodle Salad

  This Asian inspired salad is perfect for a hot summer’s day when you need a  protein-packed meal to get you through the work day. And it’s light enough, despite the carbs, that it won’t see you falling asleep at your desk at 3:00PM. The tofu in this dish needs to be marinated in your […]

Recipe Wednesday: Chickpea Sandwiches

My Canadian friends and family are always amused (and a little bemused) by Australian sayings. What they call Bungee Cords in Canada, we call Occy Straps in Australia. Sweatpants are tracky-dacks. Sandals are thongs. And if you call your sandals thongs in Canada, you’ll make someone blush. A sandwich to an Aussie is a sanger (to […]