Roasted Beets with Pink Grapefruit (from The Side Gardener)

Roasted Beets with Pink Grapefruit (from The Side Gardener)

There is a restaurant just down the street from my house in downtown Vancouver. It’s arguably “upscale,” chi-chi. It’s called Nightingale, and it’s owned by the same folks that own one of the fanciest restaurants in town, Hawksworth. I know there’s a cache to going 

Asian-Inspired Noodle Salad

Asian-Inspired Noodle Salad

I’m a pretty big meal-prepper. I was more faithful when I had a full-time job out of necessity, but now that I’m back to being freelance, I still find it really important to have food ready to go in my fridge. The thing about me, 

High Protein Greek Salad {Vegan}

High Protein Greek Salad {Vegan}

What’s the greatest meal you’ve ever had in your life? For many people, what will spring to mind is a fancy restaurant, a special occasion, a birthday perhaps, or an anniversary. Maybe you saved for a long time to be able to eat at that 

Miso Pasta

Miso Pasta

It’s hard to even think about, but Christmas is just one month away and 2023 is right around the corner.  Where did the year even go? Is it just me, or does time seem to go faster as you age?  We are deep into Vancouver 

Onion Tarte Tatin

Onion Tarte Tatin

I’m weird. This will come as no surprise to those of you who know me well. If you go with me to a restaurant for the first time, I’m always going to try to order the weirdest thing on the menu. I want to try 

Fall Salad {Vegan}

Fall Salad {Vegan}

We’re having a very strange fall here on the West Coast. June was rainy and cold, so it feels like September and October are trying to. make up for it. We’ve had an incredibly dry and unseasonably hot September and October so far, but rain 

Vegan Potato Pizza (Pizza Con Patate)

Vegan Potato Pizza (Pizza Con Patate)

My first full day in Paris, we biked over 30 kilometers. We went from the Farmer’s Market to brunch, to the canal and back again (vlog here). It was late and we were starving, and ended up at a pizza place in the 6th arrondissement. 

What the heck is Toum and how do I use it?

What the heck is Toum and how do I use it?

Wow, am I late to this party. I have written two vegan cookbooks and still, for some reason, had never heard of toum. This magical elixir is my new obsession. In the immortal words of Frank’s Hot Sauce, I put that sh*t on everything. Okay, 

Roasted Carrot Salad for Fall

Roasted Carrot Salad for Fall

I am a big thrifter. Like, I loved thrifting before it was so trendy, even! The great thing about thrifting is that it can be sustainable. If the products are already out there in the world, it makes sense to see if you can find 

Savoury Asian-Style Milk Bread {Vegan}

Savoury Asian-Style Milk Bread {Vegan}

I’m gonna be honest with you. I was going to write this whole big thing about this recipe and where its inspiration came from, but here’s the real story: carbs. Delicious, yummy, brain happiness inducing carbs. Inspiration comes from many places, but mostly it just