BLUE CHEESE, AVOCADO & JALAPENO BITES

I had a craving for some complex flavours, and so these little numbers came together. The cheese is nut-based, with spirulina added to make it look like actual blue cheese. It’s got a slightly sour taste to it, which I personally love. Others, not so much (watch a Toronto Star taste test here). The jalapenos can be store-bought,…

PICKLED JALAPENOS

Gwyneth Paltrow grows jalapeño peppers at her beach house. I buy mine at the supermarket. See how similar we are? One thing she does have on me is that she’s nailed the recipe for pickled jalapeños in her It’s All Good Cookbook. I make several batches of these each year and they never go to waste….

SOY JERKY

I’ve heard both sides of the coin when it comes to eating things that share similarities with meat – especially when it comes down to texture. My take on it is this: texture is texture! Why should meat be the only thing that gets to deliver a good chew? When I eat tofu, or veggie products…

TASTE TEST: TOP VEGAN CHEESE DISHES IN TORONTO

This article was SO fun to write! I essentially got to drown myself in cheese all over the city. People who create masterpieces out of vegan products just seem generally awesome. They care about the food that goes into their body and are truly passionate about their work. Interviewing that kind of person just puts…

BUCKWHEAT NOODLES WITH KALE PESTO AND VEGAN PARMESAN

I know, I know. This doesn’t do much for our reputation as being kale-smoothie guzzling hippies, but I just…can’t…help…myself with this one! Kale pesto, smothered on steaming hot noodles, is a match made in heaven. Not to mention all that Vitamin K! Folks, this recipe is EASY street. The pesto keeps for about a week…

CASHEW MUSHROOM LOAF

A vegan can often find a plate full of “sides” a bit tiresome, and so this loaf hit the spot at a recent holiday function. It was easy to prepare and cook the morning of the dinner party, and then slice once I arrived. Everyone tried a slice! Everyone LOVED it! The recipe was provided…