Mashed Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans

I truly love Thanksgiving, funny enough I was actually born on Thanksgiving. It’s really lovely to sit down with family for a big meal in which everyone has made a contribution. I personally think that Thanksgiving is a close second to christmas, there’s the same feel in the air, the feeling of coziness and warmth.  Continue reading “Mashed Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans”

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Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

I really enjoy the convenience of being able to wake up in the morning and have my breakfast ready for me. Whenever I make a smoothie for breakfast I prepare it the evening prior to when I’ll be consuming it. I do this so a) I can just “grab and go” in the morning, and b) I won’t be that jerk who runs the blender at 7am. Continue reading “Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie”

Roasted Cauliflower with Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

Over the summer I worked for a local catering company preparing food for events as well as for the store. This is one of the main salads that I, along with my coworkers, assembled numerous times over the course of the summer. I’ve adapted the recipe to make it my own by adding a home made chilli sauce to the mix. Hopefully you all enjoy this salad as much as I do. I was definitely know to take “tasters” of this one.

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Creamy Tahini Dressing

I am a lover of salads. They are always my go-to lunch and my go-to dinner if I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to cook. Part of what makes salads so great is the huge variety that’s out there. Think about it, there’s chicken salad, Caesar salad, pasta salad, cooked salads, raw salads and about any other type of salad that you could possibly imagine. I also love the wide varieties of dressings that are available o take your personalized salad to the next level. This is an easy and creamy dressing without any of the actual cream. Continue reading “Creamy Tahini Dressing”

Classic Hummus

I absolutely adore hummus. I’m not even kidding, I will put hummus on everything! My friends actually make fun of my hummus addiction sometimes… If I’m being honest, I don’t usually use a recipe for my hummus I just kind of add what I think will be good and taste as I go until I get my desired flavour. For this recipe I actually measured all the ingredients instead of just throwing things in. Continue reading “Classic Hummus”

Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

This recipe actually happened by accident. I was soaking buckwheat groats for a different granola recipe, but the next morning after the groats were already soaked I realized that I did not have any of the other ingredients. So, I drained the groats and left them to sit for a day and a bit, and when I revisited them to make my recipe I found that they had sprouted little tails! At this point I abandoned the recipe I was planning to make and decided to create my own to share with you. Continue reading “Sprouted Buckwheat Granola”

Ginger Peach Overnight Oats

You’ve probably noticed my love for breakfast foods by now. I especially love breakfast foods that are easy, like overnight oats. These are great because all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together the night before, pop ‘Em in the fridge, then enjoy them the next morning (after taking a million pictures of them if you’re like me). I always like to mix up the flavour of my overnight oats to add some variety to my routine. This combination is great for the summer when peaches are in season, but feel free to play with this and find what you like best. Continue reading “Ginger Peach Overnight Oats”