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…

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…

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…

Huevos Rancheros

These aren’t your traditional huevos rancheros—you need to be anticipating a different flavour when you eat this. Fresh radish, coriander, a softer tortilla…it all adds up to a filling, colourful and healthy breakfast. This is a great breakfast to make on weekends because it takes a bit of time but it’s totally worth it. I…

Vegan Sloppy Joes

This is the epitome of vegetarian comfort food. It’s quick, easy, and of course, sloppy. This was my first time making/eating any form of sloppy joes. I was generally familiar with what they were, but I’d never had them as a kid and the idea had never really crossed my mind. Luckily, I found the…

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…

Vegan Medjool Date, Almond and Coconut Health Bars

Medjool dates are my new experimental ingredient to work with. They’re great for binding ingredients, high in natural sugars so no additional ones are needed, and taste like a dessert. My initial attempt was to make Homemade Clif Bars but that didn’t quite work out as planned—I think I should have added in a couple…

Basic Bread Crust Croutons

Have leftover crusts from another recipe? Turn them into a crunchy garnish in less than 20 minutes. I made these croutons with the intention of using them as a topping for soups and salads but ended up eating them as a snack instead…and they went fast. The great thing about this recipe is that you…

Greek Scrambled Eggs with Feta, Tomato and Dill

For any of you who have grown your own veggies, you know that there’s no comparison to store-bought. Yesterday I came home to ripe tomatoes on the vine and red onions…they taste nothing like ones from grocery stores. They smell better, taste better and it’s nice to know you’re eating something that came from your…

Deep Fried Pickles with Old-Style Mustard and Oregano Dip

Deep fried pickles are like a cult classic in culinary terms. Imagine a movie that someone suggests to you, and you’re like “It looks weird, I don’t know…” but then you watch it and it’s fantastic. That is what happens with deep fried pickles every time. Most people think pickles should be eaten raw because…