Two Bears, One Scone

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. the holiday baking spree has begun. Flour is dusting it’s way across kitchen counters, and cookie photos seem to have hit the internet viral. Baking seems to have always been a part of the holiday season. It is also something very dear to my heart. Not because…

Breaking Pie

Well, it was one hell of a week. I worked nearly every long weekend since March. Currently so happy to have two days off in a row where I can just stay home and do nothing but catch up on sleep, cuddle with furry friends, and hangout with my best friend. On a rainy (lazy)…

Roasted Kabocha Kale Salad

This recipe features Kabocha squash, also known as a Japanese pumpkin. Beneath the hard, green striped shell, it’s flesh is golden and velvety in texture when cooked.  This winter vegetable is perfect for roasting, stuffing and pureeing; iconic for a fall and winter flavours. If versatility isn’t convincing you to try picking up a Kabocha…

Roast Ahead Squash

Iconic winter and fall vegetables: squash.The great thing about these hardy vegetables, is that they don’t take up refrigerator space, and store for a long time. But, the challenge is getting through that tough skin and preparing the vegetable. Whether it be Acorn, Butternut, Kobacha, Delicatta, Turban Squash… or really, any other winter squash, you…

Pesto Impasta

Yes, I’m talking about Spaghetti Squash, the im-pasta. This canary yellow squash is a great way to increase your vegetable intake. Swap out any pasta recipe with spaghetti squash and load up on some vitamin-loaded, fiber-filled goodness. Try this seasonal eat and get acquainted with this versatile, wintery vegetable. Pesto Spaghetti Squash Boat Bake Makes…

A-B-C Hello Harvest Slaw

Green to orange and red. Autumn is here and that means carrots, apples and cruciferous vegetables are in season. Eating seasonally has all sorts of benefits. You’re choosing foods at their ripest – meaning their nutritionally at its best, and are fresh. They’re in abundance, and from simple economics of supply and cost, the cost…

Tablespoon Honey-Mustard Dressing

An easy, under-1-minute dressing. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and require a whole lot of dishes to do. Hence, this “Tablespoon” Dressing! So easy to remember and just one spoon to use (though, it probably is a good idea to rinse in-between to keep all the jars uncontaminated in the fridge!). This is the…

Pesto Both Worlds

“Pesto”, or “pesto alla genovese” is a sauce originating in Genoa, Italy. Traditionally made of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese and Pecorino (cheese made from sheep’s milk), blended in olive oil. It got its name from the verb “pestâ“, meaning to pound or crush, referencing to the original method of preparation –…

Voices and Stories: Mental Health

World Mental Health Day is dedicated to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Today, Canadians and people all around the world reflect on the central role that mental health has in the lives of our loved ones, our workplaces, our communities and on our own well-being. As our Canadian Prime Minster noted…

Apple Spice Breakfast Waffle

October’s here! That means Thanksgiving dinners and autumn harvest recipes. Pumpkin spice lattes have hit the coffee shops, but let us not forget all the other delicious foods that are in season this time of year. Yes – Apples! For those who gave oatmeal a chance, but just aren’t a big fan of the gummy…

Never a Dal Moment

Tandoori Lentil Rice No doubt one of the most memorable trek’s I’ve been on thus far. Every moment of everyday was something beautiful and interesting. The Pacific Rim was a one-stop naan-stop fun for sure. To be prepared, I had packed a whole extra day’s worth of food- just in case (I did pack a…

It’s Bean Rice

Yes, it sure has been nice. The last seven days have been absolutely breathtaking, and inspirational. Here’s a toast to reaching the end: Dehydrated meal number seven, Spanish-Style Rice and Beans. Makes 1  serving. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 10 minutes. Equipment: measuring cup, measuring spoon, Ziploc bag, fuel, camping stove, pot, spork Ingredients…