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5 Easy Vegan Dinners

So, you’re committed to eating more veggies, you’ve taken steps to start stocking a vegan pantry, but now what do you do? Have these 5 Easy Vegan Dinners ready & waiting in your back pocket for when meal-time comes! These 5 meals are ones that I rely on often. They’re simple to prepare, and taste anything but boring. Additionally, these meals don’t require any fancy ingredients and instead rely on ingredients found in a sufficiently […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stocking A Vegan Pantry

Now that you’ve made the decision to eat a more veggie-centric diet, your pantry might be in need of a bit of an overhaul. I’ve put together this guide for stocking a vegan pantry with the hopes that you might be inspired to add a few new ingredients to your grocery cart!

A few things to keep in mind. I work in a nut-free facility so I rarely cook/bake with nuts. Additionally, nuts are far more […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

A Guide for Going Vegan

Hey! Congratulations! You’ve decided to reduce or eliminate animal products from your life. Welcome to the green side Whether you watched a documentary, read a book, or heard from a friend, the benefits of going vegan or plant-based are undeniable. But we’re not going to get into that today. My hope is that this guide for going vegan will help to make the transition to a herbivore just a little bit easier and less […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

St. Catharines Day Trip

The other week, my friend & co-worker Kelly and I both had the same day off. Since we don’t see enough of each other at work (ha!) we decided to spend our mutual day off together! We knew immediately what we wanted to do: a St. Catharines day trip! To the uninformed, St. Catharines is home to two vegan businesses that are absolutely, positively life changing and totally worth the 45 minute trek from Burlington. […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

A Vegan Wedding Brunch | Catering Adentures

A few weeks ago I had another catering opportunity! The same friend for whom I made desserts for her bridal shower asked me to cater her vegan wedding brunch! There were eight ladies getting ready together before the wedding and I was asked to provide some snacks and treats for them. I wanted to make each morsel bite-sized and mess-free for the busy wedding morning. Here’s what I made!
A Vegan Wedding Brunch
Savoury
I served my go-to […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Recipe|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Homemade Vegan Backpacking Meals

Our recent hiking trip to the Western Uplands in Algonquin park was such an adventure. It was our first time really hiking & backpacking in Canada. We had done our fair share in NZ, so it was awesome to finally do it on the home turf. It was also an adventure because put together most of our food from scratch. In NZ we mainly stuck with couscous and ramen noodles (yes, I’m cringing too), but […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Western Uplands Trail | Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
It had been a while since Mac and I flexed our hiking muscles. We decided to rectify that by going on a 5 day/4 night backpacking trek through the Western Uplands Trail (WUT) in Algonquin Provincial Park! The WUT is located just off Hwy 60 on the west side of Algonquin Park. There are 3 loops you can do, ranging in distance from 32km, 56km, to 88km. Mac and I opted to […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Life, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Weekly Salad Challenge | Delicious Dressings

What would a huge salad be without delicious dressings? (Dry and boring is the correct answer). You’ve got your veggie-filled base, and have topped it with some plant-powerful proteins. Now it’s time to add some flare & flavour!

Delicious Dressings Trifecta | Salt + Acid + Fat
Salt, acid, and fat are the groundwork of a delicious dressing. These three components balance each other out while also enhancing the flavour of your salad. A common ratio is […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Homemade Essentials, Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Weekly Salad Challenge | Delicious Dressings