Chocolate & Toasted Coconut Zucchini Muffins

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In Finn’s earlier post this week, she talked about how food bloggers can occasionally go overboard when describing their recipes. I have to agree; the recipes I post are ones that I love – I wouldn’t post them if they weren’t delicious – but I try not to say “this is the best recipe ever” because, let’s face it,… 

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Cold-Process Blackberry Shrub

Cold-Process Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry season. Oh, how I love it. Blackberry canes are prolific in Vancouver; they grow along train tracks and walking trails, in parks, on boulevards, and even meander down to the beaches. In July, the young berries, firm and bright red, are everywhere. They taunt everyone who passes with how not-quite-ripe they are. Weeks pass. The … [Read More...]

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

I have too many tomatoes. I do this every year. I get way too excited at prospect of growing my own food- and then plant and plant and plant (and plant, and plant)- so that by the time harvest season is upon us, I am flooded with more than I can possibly eat. It's a very good problem to have. I am also vehemently against food wastage. So, how … [Read More...]

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Super Green Power Smoothie

I have recently unearthed a deep-seeded love for green smoothies. I'm late to discover the trend, as I usually am with these things. I used to mock green smoothies. I'm a grown-ass woman, but until recently the thought of drinking a vegetable smoothie made me shiver and say words like icky and yucky. Green smoothies? They're so... green. That … [Read More...]

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Double Chocolate & Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

So I'm a bit of a hypocrite. In one post I talk about my recent low-sugar-living lifestyle and how cutting back on refined sugar has been great... then in my next post? This. HEY. Don't judge. I never said I've cut out sugar completely, I merely said that I've been eating less of it. Which is good. But sometimes... sometimes a girl just needs to … [Read More...]

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Chili Garlic Prawns on Sauteed Spinach and Sesame Couscous

Oh my. THIS. I'm at a loss for words with this recipe. I threw this together on a whim one night after a particularly long and stressful day; the clock struck 7pm and I was approaching the danger zone of Hangry. I needed something warm, tasty - and preferably healthy - in my belly asap before I resorted to anger-eating an entire frozen pizza … [Read More...]

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Healthy Creamsicles

Happy National Creamsicle Day! How awesome is that!? Summer is generally associated with healthiness. Most people bust out the salads, fresh market veggies, and eat light in lieu of the heat. You'd think it would be a skinny time of year. Me, though, I tend to eat more in the summertime. Sure, winters mean more carbs, stew, and lots of bread … [Read More...]

Red Plum Frangipane Tart

Red Plum Frangipane Tart

Day 1 in Split, Croatia. Ummm... I'm in love? Is that embarrassing to say on the first date (errr.... day)? Local specialities include: prosciutto, cheese, wine and seafood- especially things like tuna, which are caught locally out of the Adriatic. Restaurants frequently don't post menus. You eat what is caught that day, the chef recommends it. … [Read More...]

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Minty Cookies and Cream Cookies

As someone who chose a career in marketing, I am constantly in awe of the Oreo cookie. Or, more specifically, the marketing team behind the Oreo cookie. I'll start by saying that the classic Oreo flavour is a classic for a reason. It's simple, it's damn tasty, and it's immediately recognizable. I frequently do a crossword on my phone that uses … [Read More...]

Italian Eggs in Shakshukatory

Italian Eggs in Shakshukatory

Shakshuka, Eggs in Purgatory- call it what you like, the essence is the same here: eggs poached in tomato sauce. Shakshuka is the middle eastern version of this dish and one of my all time favourite breakfasts. Traditionally, shakshuka is seasoned with paprika and cumin and served with flatbreads to dip. Eggs in Purgatory, on the other hand, is... … [Read More...]

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Baked Lemon Poppyseed Donuts with a Lemon Ginger Glaze

Ah, the dog days of summer. I am utterly shocked that we're almost through the first week of August. August! It's almost... I don't even want to say it... FALL. Eeep. Time flies when you're having fun. Let's enjoy these last few summer weeks to the fullest. This year, forest fires have plagued our province due to a virtually rain-free few … [Read More...]

Vinegar-Roasted Vegetables

Vinegar-Roasted Vegetables

First blog post from the road! If my calculations are correct it's... 2am in Vancouver? Hm, well that's a little early to be posting, but I have a big day ahead of me so better too early than too late, right? Riiiight. Hey, at least I'm posting. It's fitting that I'm posting a recipe for roasted potatoes since I'm actually in Dublin, Ireland … [Read More...]

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Avocado Pesto Tortellini Salad

Sometimes, when I sit down to write a blog post, I know exactly what I'm going to say. Maybe the recipe reminds me of a certain story, a certain memory, or it was inspired by something that's worth mentioning. Sometimes I feel particularly chatty, but other times I sit down and my mind goes completely blank. Today is one of those days, probably … [Read More...]

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Avocado, Lime & Coconut Popsicles

Let's make this short and sweet today. It's the Friday of a long weekend here in most parts of Canada and I think the last thing people want to do right now is read some saga. Today I'll go by the mantra that I lived by during design school. KISS. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Another popsicle recipe! I realize I've been all about the lollies this … [Read More...]

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon Chicken

Isn't it just Murphy's Law that the week before I am to go away on a highly anticipated vacation, a million little things go wrong. I suppose I can be thankful that it's nothing hugely catastrophic, but please bear with me as I vent. A month ago, after searching locally for weeks with no inspiration, I ordered an incredibly cute skirt online … [Read More...]