Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Christmas time is filled with cookie baking. How to make a couple different cookies without having to add too much work on yourself? Try this recipe for an easy starter batter and flavour as you’d like! Double the batch, individualize the flavours right before rolling the dough out and get two cookies with one batch….

Homemade ‘Turtle’ Chocolates

Gift giving season is here. Amongst the gifts, chocolate sales seem to be off -charts. I walked into the store the other day and it was astonishing how much packaging and processing goes into these celebrations we have. From right to left, there are a boxes of individual-sized chocolate, varying in size, colours, flavours and…

Ho-Ho-Hot Cocoa

Christmas is right around the corner, cold air is beginning to blow, bright lights shining through every window and balcony. The days seem shorter yet busier, with end-of-the-year deadlines coming up, students cramming as final exams are rolling around, and on top of that, trying to fit in the christmas shopping, holiday dinner planning, and…

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…