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

Weekly Salad Challenge | Plant-Powerful Proteins

Now that you’ve got the base of your big salad bowl made, it’s time to add some plant-powerful proteins for some serious staying power.
Plant-Powerful Proteins
Nuts & Seeds
Adding nuts and/or seeds is one of the easiest ways to add protein (and good fats!) to your salad bowl. Raw or roasted, nuts and seeds will add a nice crunch to your meal. Seeds are much less expensive than nuts, and my go-tos are sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Weekly Salad Challenge | Plant-Powerful Proteins

Weekly Salad Challenge

Now that summer is upon us, the amount of local fresh fruit and vegetables is incredibly abundant. We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for us, yet it often happens that veggies bought with the greatest of intentions usually go forgotten and untouched in the crisper drawer.

When hunger strikes, what if instead of hypothetically reaching for handfuls of dates and spoonfuls of peanut butter, there was a giant bowl of delicious […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Road Trip Snacks

Now that summer is in full swing, weekends away are quickly being booked up with the inevitable road trip. I’m not a person that deals with sudden hunger pangs well, so having snacks on hand is essential! A few weekends ago we had a 3+ hour long car ride ahead of us, so I spent two hours in the kitchen to whip up these five road trip snacks for the journey. I thought I’d share […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment