It’s hard to believe it’s September already. Time for a good old fashioned life update!
Well, here it is: I’ll be going to grad school. Again. I’m trying to be all calm, cool and collected, but the truth is I’m freaking out a little!
There are textbooks to pick up, Facebook groups to join and a new fall wardrobe to buy (ok, I added that part in. But aren’t collegiate blazers and equestrian boots half the fun of campus life?) [click to continue…]
Today I bring you…drum roll please…a dessert! Other than the Italian pizzelle I posted last Christmas, this mini apple crisp recipe is the first real dessert to see the light of day on this blog. I’m pretty proud of this, mainly because I suck at baking, but also because I was quite resourceful in making this recipe.
We had a fruit bowl full of Granny Smith apples which my husband doesn’t exactly love but I thought looked pretty for our home staging. I wasn’t eating them fast enough myself, so my mind started wandering to apple slaw, apple salads and baked apples. With September on the horizon, there’s no better time to have apples on the brain. Eventually I settled on apple crisp after realizing we also had some flour, oats, coconut oil and other baking ingredients that needed to be used up as well. [click to continue…]
I’ve had this dish up my sleeve for a while and am excited to finally get to share it with you. Grilled vegetables–including summer’s darling, zucchini–combine with Israeli couscous, chickpeas and silky tahini for a Middle Eastern-inspired salad that’s ideal for a late summer lunch or dinner. [click to continue…]
Today’s recipe is a throwback to last summer’s cilantro chimichurri (recipe also shown at the bottom of this post) but I couldn’t help talking about it again. It’s just so fresh and delicious and absolutely perfect for these last few weeks of summer.
Our house is all staged and ready to be scoped out by prospective buyers, so I’ve been temporarily banned from cooking in my own kitchen! More accurately, I can’t make anything strong-smelling or messy. This means homemade curries are out, bagged salads and store-bought quiches are in! [click to continue…]
We’re already more than halfway through summer. Can you believe it? There’s something about the warmer weather and lack of rigidity and structure in the summer that makes us feel relatively carefree. Sometimes this means eating a little more than we would normally, or reaching for snacks we wouldn’t otherwise have eaten just because the time seems right (hello, ice cream sandwiches!).
Summer is all about fun and enjoyment, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw away those healthy lifestyle habits completely. In fact, picking up some new habits before the fall season hits might even be easier now that you have a little less to worry about (school, the holiday season, etc.).
Small steps can really add up, so incorporating just a few small tweaks this month–like the 6 healthy habits below–can help you get you into a groove so that you’re all set come fall. [click to continue…]
My favourite kinds of What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) posts to write (and read!) are travel-themed ones. No matter how short the trip or how ho-hum the dining choices, there’s always something new to taste and experience while on the road.
This week I’m writing to you from the Windy City. It’s my first time visiting Chicago, but I’ve heard nothing but good things – especially from a food perspective. [click to continue…]
In the final installment of my healthy vegetarian hot dog toppings series, I bring you these pickled garden veggie dogs. Like the Greek dogs and spicy pineapple dogs posted last week, these puppies can be made with regular hot dogs or vegetarian hot dogs. The choice is up to you of course, but just know that veggie dogs taste great and usually have a better nutritional profile than normal hot dogs.
Whether you’re spending the dog days of summer by the pool, at the cottage or in your own backyard, one thing that’s guaranteed to make the experience more enjoyable is a cold, thirst-quenching drink. It doesn’t have to be boozy (though that’s good too!). Fruit smoothies, naturally flavoured waters and chilled coffee and tea drinks are just as refreshing on a hot day as an icy cold beer.
I don’t get around to posting many drink recipes on this blog, but I know you guys love getting ideas! So I’ve put together a roundup of delicious and refreshing smoothies, chilled drinks and cocktails from some of my fellow food bloggers to keep you cool this summer. Scroll through the list, find one you like and then click through to get the recipe. [click to continue…]
Next up on the healthier hot dog agenda: these ridiculously simple, so-basic-you-don’t-need-a-recipe spicy pineapple veggie dogs! The only toppings are diced fresh pineapple, finely diced red onion and pickled jalapeño peppers.
You could also throw some light mayo on there for a hit of creaminess if you want, but I didn’t feel the need at the time I made these. [click to continue…]