When you're trying to eat better, increasing the amount of whole foods you eat is the best place to start. But there are some tricks to help you get the most out of your ingredients. Cooking some foods can actually decrease the amount of vitamins and minerals available for absorption, while some foods benefit from … Continue reading Ingredient hacks to boost your nutrition
This is a recipe for some simple and delicious spring rolls! Springs rolls are a great way to get your veggies in, and are so refreshing to eat! There is a bit of prep required, but it mainly involves making a sauce, slicing your vegetables, and deciding what kind of protein you want in there. … Continue reading Spring Rolls Galore!
You know how sometimes you see a picture of a dish, and you think to yourself "Man, that looks so tasty!", without even knowing what's in it? Well, I had that moment this week. I didn't even look at what the dish was called at first, I just saw a bowl of soup that was … Continue reading Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup (For the Soul)
Just in time for Thanksgiving, have I got the best unconventional dessert for you (Or, in our case, breakfast)! Alright, so I'm due this week to have baby arrive in the world, so we decided this thanksgiving not to go far from home in case anything happened. Of course, here we still sit waiting, but … Continue reading Apple Pie German Pancake!
First off, I have to ask forgiveness for the lack of pictures for this post. This was my second attempt at the recipe, and I wasn't sure it was going to work as I had made a lot of changes to the first round. But, I found myself pleasantly surprised and without pictures of the … Continue reading Sourdough Ciabatta (And some bread theory)
Changing your diet can be a difficult undertaking. We tend to stick with what we know, our favourite flavours and textures that we know how to cook with best. I remember growing up that my stepfather would be more than happy to have peas, potatoes and chicken for dinner every night. Sometimes, it would be a … Continue reading Vegan (or Bust?)
Sometimes I feel like I've overdone it. Maybe a week of overindulgence, lack of activity, it doesn't really matter necessarily. Sometimes, I feel like I'm not my best, and I need to refuel myself properly, without overdoing it. That's when I start buying greens and vegetables and spices in excess. This time around, I grabbed … Continue reading Super Green Salad with Golden Tahini Dressing
I could have a field day with the title of this blog. Slightly inappropriate, maybe, but it's too tempting to ignore completely. And frankly, an ass is a donkey. It's an anatomical part. It's NOT the worst swear word out there, and it's a hilarious acronym for a delicious dish. So, putting aside the ass-talk, … Continue reading Asian Soba Slaw (Or, A.S.S.)
I don't eat a lot of soup. I'm sorry. I know this offends some people. When I told my boss that I had been assigned to make a soup, and that I wasn't looking forward to it, she freaked out a little bit. She admitted she had even been jealous of my liquid diet when … Continue reading Pureed Cauliflower Soup (with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas)
Saturdays are a day of "rest"- meaning I don't leave the apartment much. Maybe for a run, maybe for a meal out, but otherwise I hole up and do my school work in my pajamas. I also tend to make a lot of food. For instance, last weekend, after a few glasses of wine, I … Continue reading Chicken Pot Pie Comfort Dish!