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 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

Bridal Shower Desserts

This past Sunday I was honoured to do another catering gig. This time it was for a friend’s bridal shower! Knowing how much I love to cook and bake, my friend got me in touch with her mom and arranged for me to cater her bridal shower desserts. There were about 30 guests, and there was fruit & veggie platters, as well as samosas & spring rolls in addition to my desserts!

Bridal Shower Desserts
I made […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Review: Deliciously Ella Cookbook

I love using Pinterest as a source to find new recipes, but there’s something about a good, quality cookbook that really makes me appreciate cooking so much more. Since my favourite cookbooks are boxed up in a storage unit in Canada, I had to start a new collection here in Auckland from scratch. Enter: the Deliciously Ella Cookbook!

Ella Woodward
To give a bit of a back story, the cookbook author is Ella Woodward, and she became quite […]

By |December 20th, 2015|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Review: Deliciously Ella Cookbook

Aquafaba & Vegan Meringue

Have you heard about aquafaba yet? It’s been taking the internet by storm this past year. If you have yet to hear about this wonderful product, lemme break it down for ya!
What?
Aquafaba is essentially a made up word coming from the root words ‘aqua’ meaning water, and ‘faba’ meaning bean. Soooo… aquafaba is bean water! More precisely, it’s the liquid or brine in cans of beans (the most commonly used is chickpea). Gross I know, […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Categories: Recipe|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Other People’s Recipes: Christmas Bites

After my Great Holiday Baking Spree of 2014, I figured it was time to scale down the sweetness and focus more on the savoury. I made an appetizer for my family’s Christmas Eve shin-dig; a quiche for the Christmas Day brunch; and some homemade granola to give away as gifts (ok, granola isn’t savoury, but I didn’t think it qualified as a dessert).

I turned Katie’s Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers into balls and served them […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Other People’s Recipes: Christmas Treats

Judging by the amount of leftover cookies on the kitchen counter that I’m currently staring at, one would think that I may have gone a little overboard with my Christmas baking this year. I beg to differ. You can never have enough cookies (or other baked goods for that matter)!

To start off The Great Holiday Baking Spree of 2014, I made these Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies (with a Maple Glaze.. ooooh yeah) from Alexis […]

By |December 28th, 2014|Categories: Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

CSA Recap: Week 5

Unfortunately, this week marks the last of my CSA Boxes. My one and only complaint with Plan B Organic Farms is that you can only fill your account balances with set amounts of money. Because of this, the credits that I purchased in September are now used up and the minimum amount that I can buy is too much given that I won’t be here in a month. So, here’s a recap of my last […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |4 Comments