Dragon Fruit and Avocado Salsa

Sweeter salsas are a nice way to cool off on a summer day because they’re light, fresh and healthy. No added salt is a huge bonus, plus if you’re eating them with tortillas/tacos/crackers, you won’t need the salt anyways. I find that some people prefer a stronger onion flavour in salsa, but chives are a…

Garlic Parmeson Wonton Crackers

Store-bought crackers are way too salty a lot of the time, and I find they end up over-powering the dips I eat them with. The few times I have tried making homemade crackers right from scratch, they’ve always needed tweeking and the texture wasn’t perfect. Wonton crackers are the perfect balance between the two. You…

Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Potstickers (Dumplings)

I’ve been wanting to make dumplings for a long time now and finally got around to it. Needless to say, this is going to become a regular basis meal. I followed the recipe from The Kitchn pretty closely, would love to try it the same way with different fillings! As she says in the post,…

Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pistachio Truffles

These truffles are your next party staple. A step beyond plain cheese and crackers, while still being easy enough to make so that they don’t consume your whole day. I love them for a few reasons: Anything encrusted in pistachios is guarenteed to be good. It’s essentially a ball of cheese. No complaints there. The…

Glazed Baked Bourgogne with Walnuts

If you’re a fan of cheese, you’re a friend of mine. Bourgogne is a french cheese similar to brie, but more potent in taste—especially when melted. The texture is basically the same as brie (soft, runny when warmed up, gooey) but there’s a bit of a blue-cheesy type taste as well. My mom once glazed…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a Southern classic which are gluten-free, easy to make and can be used in a handful of different types of dishes. Just to be clear, green tomatoes aren’t a different kind of tomato from red ones. They’re just unripened tomatoes, which are harder and a bit more sour. When fried, they…

Shiitake, Yucca, and Tofu Fried Rice Paper Rolls

Yucca root (or yellow yam) is a strange ingredient. It’s got some properties of a potato, some of a squash, and it looks a little freaky. It’s got a rough brown exterior and it’s covered in wax, which is to preserve the moisture in the vegetable. Once all that nasty outside skin is cut off,…

Baked Garlic Potato Wedges

Potatoes, cut into wedges, soaked in garlic oil, sprinkled with spices and baked. Simple as that. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, these bite-sized potato wedges are a great finger food. They can be served with basically any dip you want, and they can be easily reheated. They’re also super cheap and…

Orange, Cheddar and Pine Nut Asian Salad with Sesame

This recipe is the photo that has been the banner of my blog from day one. It’s light, colourful and packs a mix of flavours that aren’t commonly seen together. I’m heading up to the cottage for May 24 weekend, and this is the type of thing that’s perfect up there along with a veggie…

Beer-Cheddar Spread

Spreads are perfect for summer because they’re quick and easy. Throw in some beer and you’ve got yourself a good time. I was flipping through an old Vegetarian Times magazine from 2006 when I came across their feature on beer. Since I’ve only ever used booze in stews or soups, I figured trying it out…