Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a newfound glory in my life. Neither of my parents will eat them because they grew up hating them so much, so I’d never really tried them until a year ago when I tried roasting the individual petals and burnt them all (not a great introduction, but it was my fault, not… Continue reading Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

How To Make Foolproof Vegetarian Quiche

Quiche is one of the ultimate brunch foods. It’s pretty healthy. There’s no shortage of fat (cream and cheese) and I wasn’t very light handed with the salt on this one either. That being said, each slice is packed full of protein and nutrients from the kale, mushrooms and other veg, so I’ll take it.… Continue reading How To Make Foolproof Vegetarian Quiche

Easy Vegan Udon Soup with Ginger Miso Broth

Copycat recipe time! Thug Kitchen has provided me with hours of entertainment and some great meals, and they didn’t let me down on this one. Full disclosure, my boyfriend did most of the cooking on this one, and for once I was the one helping with prep. Sometimes it’s best to get back to basics.… Continue reading Easy Vegan Udon Soup with Ginger Miso Broth

Nacho Fries (plus a look at the T-Fal Actifry)

I’m generally a healthy person, but I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t love fried food. It gets out of hand sometimes. I was talking to a coworker of mine the other week about cookies (what else do I talk about), and she brought up that she made shortbread with her grandma—some of… Continue reading Nacho Fries (plus a look at the T-Fal Actifry)

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Poppers

Mini sweet peppers, stuffed with smoky, cheesy spread, breaded, and fried. You can’t go wrong. I know, I know, the holidays are almost over and everyone has gained 10 pounds and feels like if they eat cheese again they’ll die. Give it a week and you’ll be ready for these, I promise. These are a… Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Poppers

Orange Fennel Salad with Hazelnut-Basil Dressing

Fennel is a newly developed favourite for me. It meets all of my criteria for my grocery list: it’s cheap, it’s healthy, and it’s versatile. It’s taste isn’t bland but it doesn’t over-power other ingredients. It can be eaten raw, fried, roasted…ok, you get the point. I like it. This recipe is great for lunches… Continue reading Orange Fennel Salad with Hazelnut-Basil Dressing