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

peach and wine slushies

Peach and wine slushies

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

vegan popsicles

Piña colada popsicles

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

tropical milkshakes

Tropical milkshakes

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

smoothie bowl with figs, kiwi and blueberries

Easy ways to eat fresh figs

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