Zucchini Quinoa Burgers

Hey there readers, long time no see. I’m still alive, I promise! The past month has been crazy for me, hence my one post in the past 4 weeks. I got a new job, moved out, and have essentially been out of town or running around like a crazy person ever since. But I am…

One-Pot Brown Rice Paella

Before doing this recipe, I was looking up substitutions for saffron because of the high cost. Some people recommended turmeric and paprika for colour, but nobody had a solid solution for a replicate flavour. I sucked it up and bought saffron, and while it isn’t the highlighted taste in this dish, it definitely adds a…

Gluten-Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m done with all-purpose gluten-free flour. But…didn’t you just use it in this recipe? YES, fine. I did. And you know what? Even with fresh zucchini I grew myself, loads of cinnamon, sugar and chocolate chips, that grainy, unfortunately familiar texture was still there. That doesn’t mean all gluten-free baked goods taste this way, it’s…

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This Sunday is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (why does this exist). In honour of this ridiculous holiday, I’ve decided to try out two things I’ve always wanted to do: making my own ice cream, and then sandwiching it between two home-baked cookies. Technically I think the “national” part is referring to the States, but…

Three Year Blogiversary!

To all my hungry readers, It’s officially been three years since my first post to The Vegetarian Ginger. It really doesn’t feel like that much time has passed, but when I look at some of my first posts I can see how long I’ve come (and how long I have to go). There have been…

Classic Falafel

If your hands aren’t dirty in the process of making falafels, you’re doing it wrong. I’m coming up to my three year blogiversary this weekend which is unbelievable. I started this blog to showcase a bit of my cooking and use it as a portfolio piece for work, but it has ended up being so…

Koopa Shell Cake Pops

If you’re a fan of Mario Kart, get excited. Koopa shell cake pops are not the easiest dessert I’ve ever made, but damn do they look (and taste) good. In previous years I’ve made various baked goods for my boyfriend’s birthday (like this Hobbit Hole Cake, last year’s Hamburger Cupcakes, or my stint with fondant…

Super Seedy Granola

Making your own granola is surprisingly easy, fast and a huge money-saver. This recipe is very flexible to your personal tastes and takes minimal effort—just pop it in the oven  and shift it around once in a while. I’ve made other granolas with pumpkin and walnuts and one with mango, but this time around I…

Chive Flower Dumplings

Chives are the lowest maintenance garden herb and they grow back every year in full force. It was only this year that it dawned on me—are the purple flowers that grow on them edible too? I took it to Google and everyone said yes. I tried it out and I’m still alive, so there’s my…

Flourless Banana-Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

This is a seriously healthy muffin (besides the chocolate chips, but you gotta live a little). Only a quarter cup of coconut sugar for the entire batch. Flourless. Greek yogurt. Hemp. All good things. Not like one of those muffins that is actually a cupcake disguised as breakfast—you’re not fooling me, Starbucks. These didn’t rise…