No-Campfire Banana Splits

Bonfires are the greatest, but if you don’t have access to one and want the amazing food that accompanies them (who doesn’t, really) then get on board the backyard BBQ train. This is the easiest recipe, takes 5 minutes to prep and yields a great dessert. If you’re hosting any kind of get-together, these are… Continue reading No-Campfire Banana Splits

Spiced Black Bean Burgers (a.k.a. the Instant Classic)

In all my years as a vegetarian, I have never made a veggie burger this good. It held its shape when cooking, tasted amazing, it’s high in protein and nutrients, and it stands its ground in the burger game. From now on I’m going to use this as my base for burgers and go from… Continue reading Spiced Black Bean Burgers (a.k.a. the Instant Classic)

Peppered Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

I will be one of many to admit that I’m in denial of winter still clinging to its last few weeks. Toronto has been a cluster of warm, sunny days mixed with snow-covered cars and winds. This has resulted in some very entertaining people watching since there are some who are still in full-blown winter… Continue reading Peppered Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

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,… Continue reading Grilled Corn and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Chipotle Black Bean and Toasted Quinoa Burgers

You can’t buy frozen burgers like this. Tons of protein, flavour, colour and nutrition packed into one burger patty—can’t go wrong. Before making this recipe, I always just assumed that chipotle peppers were their own kind of pepper. But as it turns out, chipotles are actually just smoked jalapeno peppers! I feel like this is… Continue reading Chipotle Black Bean and Toasted Quinoa Burgers