caramelized apple and berries on coconut toast with eggnog

One-pan caramelized apple and berries on coconut toast

This week I'm sharing another easy thing to put on toast that isn't avocado. Chances are you already have these items at home, and your kitchen will smell like you just baked an apple pie from scratch. I added fresh strawberries here, but feel free to top with banana slices or any type of berry. … Continue reading One-pan caramelized apple and berries on coconut toast

bananas, figs, maple syrup and granola on a toasted baguette

Banana, peanut butter and granola on a toasted baguette

All-day breakfast In a previous post I displayed my gratitude for the humble baguette, topped with roasted eggplant and chickpeas. Now with Toronto in its second lockdown, my craving for crusty carbs and sticky sweets is satisfied with a generous helping of muesli and maple syrup. Pre-pandemic, my pantry was always stocked with granola, cinnamon, … Continue reading Banana, peanut butter and granola on a toasted baguette

baked French toast with blueberries, figs and maple syrup

Baked French toast with fresh figs and berries

  After a long, steamy summer in Toronto, it feels like Mother Nature declared tropical season over with a dramatic wave of her arm. To help ease the transition into autumn, let's shift our appetite to French toast. Baked in a sweet, creamy batter. Topped with oats, almond slices and coconut flakes, and a sprinkling … Continue reading Baked French toast with fresh figs and berries

eggplant black bean tacos

Eggplant tacos with spicy black bean sauce

The Chinese eggplant — smothered in a thick black bean sauce, loaded with ginger and garlic — is a staple of Sichuan cooking and versatile with rice and noodles. Here, the classic dish is reimagined as tacos. Pungent, salty and slightly sweet at the same time, it's a lip-smacking, greasy way to spice up your … Continue reading Eggplant tacos with spicy black bean sauce