Carrot Cake

Easter was the weekend before last and it’s interesting when you compare the religious “reason for the season” vs. the “chocolate egg laying Bunny”. As children, my sister and I would dress in our Catholic Church best for Sunday mass. We always looked forward to the part where we got to greet and shake our neighbours hand…

Paleo Cashew Granola

Picky eaters… we all know them, love them, hate them, have been one, but I’m pretty sure I took the term to another level growing up. Hats off to my parents for putting up with me, wow, did I ever give them a run for their money. I had a defiant nature about me and I think that’s…

Vegan Cashew Alfredo

Remember a time where instead of spending hours upon hours of gazing at a glowing phone screen, we use to pick them up and hold them to our ear and then call one another?! You know what else I remember… Prank calls!!! And I’m not talking about the classic call and hang up.  Oh no no no, as a…

Paleo Chicken Parm

Eating and first dates, who thought this was a good idea when going face to face with a complete stranger?!? Personally I feel as though my main focus on a date shouldn’t be whether I’m taking dainty bites or look cute while chewing, plus sometimes I end up wearing a good portion of what I’m noshing. Takes me…

Oven Baked Ribs

Who doesn’t love a good road trip, am I right?!? When I was a kid these outings were common because we used to love spending the day in Buffalo for some good ol’ shop ’til you drop therapy. We would all pile into one car, and by “all” I mean me, best friend Trish, her…

Raw Cacao Smoothie

I figured it would be fitting after our chocolate indulged holiday that I address the idea of eating ‘Chocolate for breakfast’. You have likely done it once or twice in the last 5 days…secretly… But for me, no matter how early it is, in my mind, chocolate is always a good idea! Yes, I know this…

Chocolate Brownie Cups

I literally just took down my Christmas lights and now Valentine’s day is being jammed down my throat, everywhere I turn there’s yet another heart shaped something. Can you tell I’m single?! Truth, single or not, I’ve never really been a fan of the V-day. Probably because it’s always been such a let down. Sorry…

Brussel Sprout & Kale Caesar

I think the feeling of being deprived (given my laundry list of food allergies) is always something that makes me feel a little bit……ah FRUSTRATED! Ya let’s stick with that word even though I’d rather trade it in for a four letter verb of a word that starts with an F and ends with an…

Orange Goat Cheese Salad

Why is it that a smell can trigger a memory? Like the smell of chlorine and suddenly you’re back at the public pool soaking up the summer rays. Or a whiff of freshly baked apple pie transports you to your grandmothers kitchen, even the scent of cologne on a complete stranger walking by gives you…

Mash with Mushroom Gravy

The humble potato. “It isn’t a meal unless there’s potato” is something many believe. It can be the star of the show, or a back up dancer. They’re warm and comforting, creamy, and sometimes satisfyingly crispy. But I’m pretty sure I’ve shared with all of you that I’m not really a big fan. Why you…

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    What is it about Italy that we love so much? Is it the salty cheese, the robust straight outta Nonna’s garden tomato flavour, maybe the bellissimo eye candy?! I was lucky enough to visit the homeland (I’m 1/4 Italian…actually Sicilian but who’s counting), and let me be the first to say that these people do not…

Boxing Day Bliss

Traditions… Every families got them, but I find when it comes to the holidays we’re less likely to “try new” ESPECIALLY when it comes to food. For as long as I can remember our Christmas menu hasn’t changed, but there’s a good reason for that. Our turkey feast with all the “traditional” fixings is BOMB diggity. Like the stuffing,…