Who doesn’t love cold lemonade on a hot day? This is my twist on a chilled lemonade cocktail; adding blueberries, vanilla syrup, fresh lemon, and sparkling water to regular old lemonade. It’s really REALLY good. The tartness of the lemons work perfectly with the sweetness of the Nielsen-Massey vanilla syrup. See my recipe for this vanilla syrup here! You can use any lemonade you like in this cocktail. I used.. Read More
I have mentioned in previous blog posts that Nielsen-Massey vanillas are my absolute go-to in all my baking. I love to bake and always reach for these vanillas because they are so pure, natural, and delicious. This weekend was my first attempt at cocktail making. I made delicious simple syrup using Nielsen-Massey Tahitian vanilla and vanilla beans. Simple syrups are just that, simple! Water, sugar, and vanilla join forces to make.. Read More
I have been looking for a dairy-free, unsweetened protein powder for a few months. There are a lot of vegetarian protein powders on the market, but I find a lot of them overly sweet (often with sweeteners). This morning I tried Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake. I made it with soy milk and frozen blueberries, but you could use any non-dairy milk you like (or even water/juice). Vega One contains a.. Read More
This weekend we made a slow cooker curry and hauled almost everything out of the spice cupboard. I love all of these colourful spices. They are fragrant, delicious, healthy, and such a beautiful fall palette.
I wanted to share with you my favorite oatmeal chocolate cookie recipe. I got this recipe from my boyfriend’s mum. She made these one weekend and they did NOT last long. We devoured them. All of them. I used my favorite Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste. It’s the best! You can find it at Williams Sonoma. I also veganized this recipe with Ener-g Egg replacer instead of the.. Read More
Last weekend I attended the 30th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival in Toronto! Though I am not vegetarian, I was for 7 years. Due to some food allergies, I seek out vegan baked goods when I need a sugar fix. This year the festival was at Harbourfront Center. (Toronto Harbourfront Center) I immediately hunted down one of my favorite bakeries, Tori’s Bakeshop. This adorable bakery on Queen Street East is one of my.. Read More
Spending the day organzing the apartment and I felt like a quick, tasty lunch. Can you say grilled cheese? I used quinoa bread and goat milk mozzarella, perfect for melting.