Maple Glazed Pumpkin Cupcakes

When mixing up the ingredients for this pumpkin cupcakes recipe, I realized how lucky I was to have a sister who makes me amazing baking ingredients, like homemade vanilla sugar, vanilla, and poudre douce. Continue reading

Loaded Nachos with “Cheesy” Dip

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This dip is full of veggies, so sort of healthy, no? Since going to the dark side (mostly vegan), every now again I crave nachos. I’m not a fan of fake cheese so decided to try making my own vegan cheese dip. Not bad! Continue reading

Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti with Chocolate

IMG_2824This biscotti originates with ‘Biscotti di Stephi’, Steph McVox’s biscotti recipe. I love this biscotti for its soft cookie-like crumb. Not too crisp, yet it holds up when dunked into a coffee (or wine, if you will).

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Bon’s Party Mix

Some people call this snack nuts and bolts, but it’s party mix to me. I only make this party mix around the holidays or for a party because if left alone to my devices, I will eat the whole bowl and it becomes a party of one.

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Cherry Crumb Cake

If life is a bowl of cherries, then what is a freshly baked cherry crumb cake? Not to wax poetic, but the cherry season is so short and when the cherries come in from British Columbia, I get excited and get busy in the kitchen. I usually make some type of preserve with cherries but decided to make this cake after browsing a past issue of Baked from Scratch magazine. Continue reading

Chickpea Coconut Curry with Roasted Squash and Cauliflower

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This vegetable curry recipe was inspired by one of my celebrity crushes, Vikram Vij. Vij, as he’s fondly known, is an exceptional Vancouver chef with dreamy blue eyes.

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Vegan Macaroni and ‘Cheese’ with Peas

Most people like pizza and grease when hungover; I turn to macaroni and cheese to fill my comfort food void. Mac and cheese is one dish that I’ve missed since taking dairy out of my diet.

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