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Spice Box Overhaul: Use Mason Canning Jars to Organize Spices

When I first moved out on my own, I only had a few spices, and would buy new ones as needed. My initial solution was perfect went I only had about a dozen and wanted to keep them fresh in… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Pan Stuffing

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d share one of the recipes that has been a hit with our family. Being a vegetarian, I kinda throw things for a loop, so I found this amazing vegan stuffing that’s… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian vs. Chicken: Flexitarian Enchiladas

When I was little, my dad had a health scare and needed to eat more low-fat and low-cholesterol food. He also went on big cooking/baking sprees when I was a kid, leaving the kitchen a disaster zone, much to my… Continue Reading →

Garlicky Seafood Stew with Crusty Bread

I honestly can’t recall why I initially wanted to make this recipe, but I am so glad I did. Maybe it was inspired by a menu, or a discussion of what we wanted to eat (garlicy seafood). So no entertaining… Continue Reading →

Scone Success with Homemade Clotted Cream :: Recipe

Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of obscure (or at least not typical to your household) ingredients for a recipe, and then plans change? This is how I ended up with buttermilk, mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and… Continue Reading →

Hazelnut Truffles = Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Every Christmas, my boyfriend and his brothers make chocolates. They make rum balls and Nanaimo Bars, and then Tiramisu and Chocolate Cake with a Rum/Brandy/Coffee-soaked sponge base. This year, I asked to add a new chocolate to the mix: hazelnut… Continue Reading →

Spice Market Packets with Quinoa :: Recipe

I’ve made this great, easy recipe twice now, and I can definitely see myself making these often. The recipe—Spice Market Sweet Potato and Lentil Packets—is from the Vegetarian Times website, which is an incredible resource with awesome search functions. I… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Korma in the Slow Cooker :: Recipe

I love the flavours of Indian cooking, but I cannot handle the heat of the spices. After researching different types of mild curry, I decided to try my hand at cooking a vegetarian korma. I combined a couple of different… Continue Reading →

Carrot-Orange Bran Muffins :: Recipe

I’ve been craving carrot-orange muffins since I saw them at Tim Horton’s a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, everything at Tim Horton’s seems to be loaded with sugar, so I decided to make my own. These carrot-orange muffins are made with… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Vegetarian Collection from Canadian Living

The thing that makes this cookbook, Canadian Living: The Vegetarian Collection, so accessible for non-vegetarians, is that (I believe) these are all recipes originally published in Canadian Living magazine, which is not a strictly vegetarian audience. I am no master… Continue Reading →

The Call of the Crock Pot

I bought a crock pot. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but wasn’t sure if I could find enough vegetarian recipes for it. Turns out there are lots of options. Last week when I got it ($20… Continue Reading →

Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

My Friend Amy recently came up with this idea to celebrate autumn and all the great foods that go with it. I have to say that Autumn and Spring are my favourite seasons (I can never decide which I like… Continue Reading →

Blackberries Gone Wild

That got your attention didn’t it? On Monday, we partook in the 3rd annual picking of wild blackberries. CW and I grab some buckets, put on long pants and sleeves, and trek out into the wild. Okay, so it’s not… Continue Reading →

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