Simple Vegetable Pot Pie

This was my first time making a pot pie, so be gentle. The filling was way more than I thought it would be so I ended up with two pies’ worth (and only one pie crust). I was having a bit of a nervous breakdown because it was overflowing, the pie crust wasn’t sealing, and…

Gluten-Free Maple Whisky Butter Tarts

Serve these up on a warm, sunny afternoon with some cider and you’re good to go (and by go I mean take a nap). One of my mom’s favourite baked goods are butter tarts, but since she’s been gluten-free for about 10 years they are a rare treat. I know that gluten-free baking can be…

Easy Homemade Maple-Mango Granola

I’ve been wanting to make granola for a while because it’s one of the best breakfast foods. Easy to make, lasts a long time, very flexible with ingredients, and mixes well with yogurt. This recipe is from Judy Krizmanic’s “The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook” which outlines some simple and inexpensive meals. This was the first cookbook…

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that fast-food muffins are basically cupcakes. I know it’s not shocking, but when I ordered a muffin from my school’s coffee shop and it came topped with chocolate drizzle and powdered sugar, I couldn’t bring myself to call it a muffin. Besides being over-sweet, store bought muffins can be…

Sweet Potato Poutine

Poutine is a Canadian gem that’s pretty open-ended in terms of toppings. But have you ever tried subbing in sweet potato fries instead of regular potatoes? Mind blown. Companies such as Smoke’s Poutinerie have explored creative toppings for their poutine, but they deep fry their ingredients and have limited vegetarian options. This recipe uses baked…

Refried Black Beans in Burritos

I am a big fan of refried beans, but when I read the nutritional ingredients on the pre-made ones I felt like I was having a heart attack before I even ate it. Crazy amounts of sodium and fat. So I decided to make my own! Mix up these homemade refried beans in layer dips,…