Extreme Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Sometimes you just have to learn lessons the hard way, which is exactly what I did for this recipe. I grew a decent amount of scotch bonnet peppers in my backyard this year. I wasn’t expecting to have so many (about 20 picked) so I figured hot sauce was the best way to go. If…

Crisped Rice Cheese Wafers

As I’m sure many of you did over the holidays, I over-indulged. Chocolate, cheese, bread, booze…almost every single day to the point where I feel I could live off smoothies and soup forever. Of course that only lasts a day until I rediscover my love for pizza, but still, I try. These wafers are honestly…

Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin isn’t just for fall. Sure, you may have overdosed on pumpkin spice lattes this year. And sure, it was probably sickening yet amazing. But once you move past the withdrawal, you can get into the real pumpkin flavours of the winter season. Baking with gluten-free flours is always risky. I was pretty confident in this…

The Ultimate Vegetarian Lasagna

Noodles and cheese. Sometimes it just can’t be beat. Smother it in a slow simmered colourful vegetable sauce and you’ve got yourself a meal. I made this for dinner, ate 2 pieces (I want to call them slices but it doesn’t seem right) and had another one the next morning for breakfast. I was pleasantly…

Cream Cheese, Orange Liqueur and Almond Stuffed Apricots

Back with another boozy recipe just in time for the holidays. I made these for a wedding a few weeks ago and they worked perfectly as a vegetarian and gluten-free finger food. I’ve heard plenty of reasons over the past couple of years as to why people have made the switch to gluten-free, but none…

White Bean, Okra and Buttercup Squash Stew

Cold weather always makes me want to sit inside with comfort food and go into a Netflix coma. Only problem is, when you live in a place where it’s cold a big portion of the year, you may form a permanent “winter layer”—not so desirable. This stew gives the best of both worlds by being…

Buffalo Blue Cheese Cauliflower

Want a late night snack that won’t give you post-greasy food itis? Here it is. I made this not realizing how potent the taste of two hot sauces and strong blue cheese are, and decided to split it between two people. While it tasted delicious it was really strong and the spice built up after…

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

This was my first attempt at red velvet anything and I went into it with a blank slate. I honestly had no idea what made something “red velvet” and how it differentiated from any other colourful cookies. Here’s the long and the short of it: it’s not very different at all. Essentially, red velvet is…

Protein-Packed Vegan Crockpot Chili

Crockpots are a godsend for lazy (or busy) home cooks. Besides from the prep, you can just throw everything into one pot and come back a few hours later to a finished meal. When I called this chili protein-packed, I wasn’t exaggerating. 9 different kinds of beans, edamame, shredded tofu—you’re getting a ton in every…

Banana Split Hot Chocolate

What are the essentials of a banana split? Chocolate drizzle, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and of course, banana. Turn that into a drink and you’ve got an easy-to-make unique dessert with no major mess that’s addictive. The only thing that’s missing is a cherry on top (which is fine by me—it would have sunk…