Breakfast + Brunch/ Desserts/ Vegan

WEEKEND CHILLS + TAHINI APPLE CRUMBLE

TAHINI APPLE CRUMBLE 1 All summer long these weekend chills posts were about ways to beat the heat, but a couple of weeks ago I decided to change that. With autumn on the horizon, I thought it be best to drop the ice cream theme in favour of something a little more cozy, homey, and topical. So even though I forgot to tell you guys, I turned weekend chills into a breakfast themed posts. From now on let’s think of these more as brunch weekend hangouts, shall we? Continue Reading…

Soup + Stew/ Vegan

MISO CARROT SOUP + SEAWEED SNAPS

MISO CARROT SOUP1 If there is ever a day for soup, it’s today. I’m currently sitting on the chesterfield looking out our big bay window to the street below. Hurried cyclists dodge the puddles and the falling branches from the maple trees which are being blown around by the worst storm in sixty years, the tail end of typhoon Songda. All the pretty golden leaves that adorned the trees like crowns, Continue Reading…

Gluten Free/ Main Course/ Vegan

WILD RICE STUFFING BALLS + THANKFULNESS

WILD RICE STUFFING BALLS THANKSGIVING WILD RICE STUFFING BALLS THANKSGIVING 2

It’s already Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, which is 1) super exciting and I can’t wait to eat all the pumpkin pie (hint hint mum) and 2) horrifying to think it’s already going into mid October. I remember as a child the gap from the first day of school to the first long weekend literally felt like an eternity where upon I had already painted 1000 pictures, fallen off the teeter-totter numerous times, and had made 8 different bff’s. Yet, as an adult, time passes by so softly and gently.  It almost goes by unnoticed.  A cruel twist of fate that the older one gets, the faster time flies. Stepping away from the change in routine, we’re heading home this weekend to see family and friends, and Continue Reading…

Breakfast + Brunch/ Cookies, Bars, + Treats/ Vegan

BAKED PUMPKIN DOUGHNUTS WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE

BAKED PUMPKIN DOUGHNUTS WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE BAKED PUMPKIN DOUGHNUTS WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE

The first job I ever had was in a doughnut shop. Anyone who is Canadian or lives close to the border will be well aware of the institution. It was an undoubtably crappy job, but I was a teenager and at the time the perks seemed to outweigh the negatives. I got to don my leopard neckerchief / blue eyeshadow ensemble without question, work as early as I liked (which was and always is a 5 am start), and rock the Madonna drive-though head set to my little hearts content. So all over win-win, right?

Each year like clock work, seasonal flavours would arrive and disappear seemingly overnight. Being the naive youth I was, I thought Pumpkin Spice was only ever destined for seasonal doughnut shop treats, just like that latte everyone’s been dreaming about since mid August. It wasn’t until I was in the U.S. a couple years ago (a Trader Joe’s to be exact) when I fully became aware of the omnipresent magnitude that is PS. I was blown away that it was in everything from tea, to soap, to granola, to hand lotion. No wonder everyone’s sick of it!!  Continue Reading…