Nutella will always have a pizza my heart.
Nutty and nice.
It's peach season, and I dream of making the summertime classics like peach cobbler, peach crisp and peach tarts. But then I remember I'm awful at baking (it's why you don't see recipes of pastries or cakes on this blog). Instead, this two-ingredient slushie hits all the right notes: sweet, juicy and refreshing. And so … Continue reading Peach and wine slushies
More than 40 vendors gathered at the Artscape Wychwood Barns last Sunday, serving up plant-based fare to satisfy anyone's tastes. Hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the second annual Veg Spring Market offered plenty of sweet, savoury, saucy, spicy and cheezy treats. Check out the highlights below. It's a Sausage Party With names like The … Continue reading Toronto Veg Spring Market
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
Summer's quintessential fruit makes a cool cocktail when vodka enters the scene. Refreshingly sweet and tangy to keep you hydrated during a heat wave, it's even more fun when the slush is served up in a watermelon bowl. Prep time: 10 minutes Blending time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes 1 medium watermelon juice of … Continue reading Vodka watermelon slush
Boozy cocktails on a stick. Here's a fun way to combine two classic summertime treats: popsicles and piña coladas. I added berries here, but kiwi, peach, mango, papaya, lychee and watermelon will taste great too. prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 5 minutes freeze time: 4 hours total time: 4 hours, 15 minutes serves: 6 to … Continue reading Piña colada popsicles
When you're craving sunshine and daydreaming about lying on a beach, whip up a colourful, tropical fruit combo. Coconut ice cream and coconut milk make the perfect creamy base for these easy, vegan milkshakes. Prep and cook time: 10 minutes Raspberry lychee coconut milkshake yields: 1 serving 1/2 cup of coconut milk 1 cup of … Continue reading Tropical milkshakes
Sweet and luscious, delicate and pretty — fresh figs make an easy, rich pairing with a variety of dishes (hello, cheesecake!). In Ontario, they're typically available from June to November due to the short growing season, but I've been finding black mission figs at grocery stores almost all year round. Biting into a perfectly ripe and juicy fig … Continue reading Easy ways to eat fresh figs
Last week I shared tips on winning over the crowd by serving up mulled wine. Today, let's turn our attention to dessert. I used my new blender to make this vegan chocolate cheesecake with figs and raspberries (inspired by This Rawsome Vegan Life). Oats and dates make up the crust. The filling is a decadent purée of cashews, bananas, … Continue reading How to impress non-vegans at the Christmas potluck: part 2