Category Archives: all seasons

moroccan-ish sweet potato sunshine salad // thefirstmess.com

moroccan-ish sweet potato sunshine salad

I follow a lot of the fluffy and typical cute animal Twitter/Facebook accounts. I love stuff like this. I also get inView full post »

Tara's crispy and delicious vegetable pakoras // thefirstmess.com

Tara’s crispy vegetable pakoras w/ fresh green chutney

I enjoy living with wellness in mind and trying to make-virtuous some of the more indulgent foods from time to time.View full post »

Sara's amazing tahini dressing + a healthy bowl recipe

Sara’s amazing tahini dressing + a healthy bowl

We sit down to bowls of food most often in our house. On the porch with beers, in front of the TV in sweats, at theView full post »

Sarah B's raw + vegan chunky monkey ice cream // via @thefirstmess

Sarah B’s raw + vegan chunky monkey ice cream

I love the plant-based and whole food lifestyle for a few reasons (like, all of the reasons). But really? I’mView full post »

curry garlic sweet potato fries with miso gravy // via @thefirstmess

curry garlic sweet potato fries w/ miso gravy

I’ve been kind of re-interested in making/having fun with healthy food again. Oh wait, does that sound weirdView full post »

#vegan bbq lentils with millet

vegan BBQ lentils with millet polenta

Growing into a lifetime partnership is everything at once. Illuminating, life-giving, maddening, a developed +View full post »

chocolate passionfruit cupcakes // via @thefirstmess

let’s celebrate: vegan chocolate passionfruit cupcakes

I believe in letting things line up as they will with minimal force or interference. Organic growth. I don’tView full post »

ingredients for superfood lattes // via @thefirstmess

cozy + healthy: superfood lattes

I usually walk into my local health food store for a crusty loaf of multi-seed sourdough and maybe a re-up of brownView full post »

cozy vegan enchiladas w/ lime cream // via @thefirstmess

everyday eats: cozy vegan enchiladas w/ lime cream

I used to be one of those naive people that couldn’t wrap their head around stress-eating. What could possessView full post »

raw banana bread shake // @thefirstmess

raw banana bread shakes

How’s everyone’s new year’s resolutions so far? Mine are totally going because they were neverView full post »

matcha mint chip shake + breakfast bowl

That first week after Labour Day always gives me a bit of a New Year’s vibe. A seasonal change is imminent,View full post »

Erin’s bali garden stew w/ toasty cashews + shallots

I never thought I would have a vegetable garden in my backyard this year. It seemed like this silly thing that I wouldView full post »

Kimberley’s banh mi with portobellos + pickled vegetables

My favourite cookbooks either take me somewhere or challenge me in a new way. I think this is true for films, books,View full post »

chickpea, cauliflower + Old Bay veggie burgers w/ vegan cashew lemon mayo

My little neighbourhood is small and chatty. I was pulling out dandelions in my front yard when an older man thatView full post »

avocado tartare with roasted beets, basil + dukkah

The last week or so has been a sent-from-the-universe-and-thank-goodness reminder that everyone’s fighting aView full post »