Gluten Free/ Soup + Stew/ Vegan

SWEET & SOUR CABBAGE STEW WITH ROSEMARY FROM THE FIRST MESS COOKBOOK

SWEET & SOUR CABBAGE STEW WITH ROSEMARY | WHOLEHEARTED EATS Flashback to a year ago, last summer. I was laying on the floor of a Brooklyn loft eagerly awaiting a Skype call from Laura Wright of The First Mess. Based on the encouragement of a mutual acquaintance, I had written her an email earlier that week outlining a few questions I had. Writing emails isn’t really my forte you see. For a shy person like myself, it often takes literal  hours of self encouragement and psyching up to reach out to people I don’t really know. Yet, I managed to gather my wits Continue Reading…

Gluten Free/ Main Course/ Vegan

MACRO BOWL WITH MISO-TAHINI SAUCE + CRISPY TOFU

MACRO BOWL WITH MISO-TAHINI SAUCE + CRISPY TOFU Ninety-nine percent of the time our suppers are comprised of three components: whole grains, steamed veggies, and a tasty sauce. Not highly original, I know, but a solid choice nonetheless. As I’ve mention before, it’s often a struggle for many of us to make supper when we come home late from school or work. For years I would be the one who would spend so much time debating what healthy supper to make, that I’d just end up eating a good amount of Kettle chips Continue Reading…

Breakfast + Brunch/ Gluten Free/ Vegan

BLENDER BUCKWHEAT BANANA PANCAKES

BLENDER BUCKWHEAT BANANA PANCAKES- WHOLEHEARTEDEATS BLENDER BUCKWHEAT BANANA PANCAKES - WHOLEHEARTEDEATS Just when it looked like spring had sprung on the west coast, we got hit with another blast of winter. It’s a bit of a novelty to see snow here, so when it happens, the world turns upside-down. The busses and train stop running, the grocery stores shelves grow bare, and that inner child can’t help but come out. With school cancelled and both of us home, the week has been full with late-night snowy strolls, cups of cocoa, and the inevitable snowball fight. Continue Reading…

Gluten Free/ Main Course/ Vegan

PORTOBELLO BURGER WITH CREAMY AVOCADO SAUCE

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Canada Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Portobello Burger with Creamy Avocado Sauce - Wholehearted Eats Portobello Burgers with Creamy Avocado Sauce _ Wholehearted Eats_ You’d probably be surprised by the number of times we come home late from work and school and look at each puzzled over what we’re having for dinner. There’s usually a lot of that back and forth ‘what do you feel like’  banter which enviably leads nowhere in our state of hangryness. Finally one of us cracks and goes into the Continue Reading…

Drinks + Smoothies/ Vegan

CRÈME BRÛLÉE LONDON FOG

Crème Brûlée London Fog Happy Sunday! This week I’ve been busy visiting from friends from out of town and showing them all the cutest cafes this city has to offer. Naturally, my down time has involved plenty of warm sips and rejuvenating tonics to counter the business of it all. Inspired by a drink I saw on the menu of my favourite neighbourhood cafe, I whipped up a fool proof caramel sauce and have been turning out these crème brûlée London fogs Continue Reading…