Peas + Thank You sandwiches

Toronto Veg Spring Market

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

Swiss chard

Rooftop to table: spaghetti with roasted swiss chard, eggplant, tomatoes and carrots

Roasted veggies, picked from U of T's rooftop garden. (Recipe at the end of this post.) Downtown Toronto may be known as a concrete jungle, but the University of Toronto campus is blessed with lush pockets of greenery -- towering walls of ivy, manicured beds of perennials and even a tropical bamboo garden. Every day this … Continue reading Rooftop to table: spaghetti with roasted swiss chard, eggplant, tomatoes and carrots

Creamy spaghetti squash pasta

In honour of World Pasta Day, I'm combining two of my favourite things: autumn flavours and loads of noodles. Early fall marks the season of the beautiful lemon-hued spaghetti squash. But in Toronto this past weekend it was glorious patio weather again, making my sunny kitchen feel like an oven. Instead of squash soup, I … Continue reading Creamy spaghetti squash pasta

mac and cheese casserole

Baked cauliflower mac and cheese

January is often synonymous with "detox," launching a million juice cleanses and yoga passes. I prefer to start the new year indulging in the heartiest, most satisfying, lip-smacking comfort food — both to fill my steady hunger cravings and keep me sane during the Canadian winter. On a frigid day when my only agenda is … Continue reading Baked cauliflower mac and cheese