Smoky Sweet Potato Cheddar Soup with Chipotle Peppers

Comfort foods tend to be super greasy and carb-packed, but not all of them have to be that way. I mean, I don’t complain if they are. I’m not likely to turn down a big bowl of homemade mac ‘n’ cheese…if I do, there’s something wrong. That being said, sometimes a bowl of soup can…

Pistachio, Arugula and Mixed Herb Pesto

I eat a lot of condiments. Like, a lot. I’d say 75% of my fridge at home is filled up with hot sauces, mustards, hummus, pesto, dressing…all the good stuff. So in the summer, when I’ve got fresh herbs in my backyard all the time, I like to take advantage and make my own. Pesto…

Butternut Squash Risotto

I’ve always had an unexplicable struggle with properly cooking rice. I even have a rice cooker and still manage to mess it up (yes, it’s sad). That’s why when I had a craving for risotto, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. Luckily for me, my mom has made risotto many times…

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…

Grilled Corn and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Now that barbecue season is upon us, I feel the need to grill everything. Although most of the ingredients in this salad are raw, the grilled corn gives a perfect kick of flavour and colour. Pair that along with quinoa and a light dressing and you’ve got yourself a protein-packed vegetarian side dish for picnics,…

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…

Baileys Crunchy Candied Almonds

Everything is good in moderation, right? WRONG! Eat this entire batch of delicious boozy snacks and be proud. I’ve always had the same problem with homemade roasted almond recipes: they always, always, get overcooked. This time I used a lower cooking temperature than normal and cooked the almonds for much less time than usual, and…

Hot and Sour Noodle Soup

Konjac (a.k.a. Konyakku) is a fairly new ingredient to me. A few months back I tried vegan seafood made from konjac powder, but I had no idea how many uses it had. The gluten-free noodles are sold in liquid-packed containers, and have the appearance of “knots.”  As for taste, the noodles basically absorb whatever broth…

Creamy Purple-Skinned Potato Salad

Potato salad is really versatile in a few ways. First of all, you can put in almost any type of spices, herbs and veggies and it will still carry a nice flavour. Secondly, potato salad can be eaten on its own or used as a burger topping (which is one of my preferred ways of…

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a great snack because they’re high in protein, gluten-free and vegan. As a bonus, this recipe is really low maintenance so you can catch up on some reading, cleaning, binge-watching Netflix, whatever. I originally got this recipe from Oh She Glows but I changed a couple of things. I thought that since…