Category Archives: spring

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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 »

vanilla bean millet porridge with lavender strawberries + super seeds

We’ve had our fair share of rain and thunderstorms in these parts lately. It’s been good for setting theView full post »

charred broccoli + tofu stuffed avocados with sweet lemon curry sauce

I took a little holiday from here and I really hope you don’t mind. Two weeks away from this space in theView full post »

mango salad with rhubarb ginger dressing + chili almonds

It is surprisingly hard to make a house feel like a home. I’ve been cooking more and actually using our kitchen,View full post »

{GF + vegan} spring veg pizza with caramelized onion cream

Our backyard came complete with hundreds of ill-placed decorative rocks, a mysterious pile of crumbled concrete piecesView full post »

cauliflower and roasted garbanzo “rice + peas”

Would you cross a moat for a meager handful of chives? I kind of did that a couple times this week. There’s onlyView full post »

green curry kale + crispy coconut tempeh

My phone number has a Toronto area code. Still. This general handyman sorta guy that’s been working on my houseView full post »

spring onion falafel with millet + some accompaniments

There are plenty of things keeping me up at night lately and while I’ve already cut my caffeine consumption downView full post »

a real mess of peas

“And then on May fifteenth, a balmy sweet day if ever I saw one, my seeds went into the warm, welcoming earth,View full post »

spring vegetable potstickers + sweet chili soy dip

Hello, hello! Going to be a bit of a dine and dash today. Life is extraordinarily full at the moment andView full post »

raised buckwheat waffles + vanilla stewed rhubarb

Have I ever told you how this blog came to be a real thing? As in an internet real thing? My friend Michelle pushed meView full post »

simple asparagus + ramp soup with rustic spelt bread

A part of me kind of feels a bit ridiculous for posting two recipes with ramps/wild leeks today. Let me qualify thisView full post »

simple garlic + greens soup with smoky chickpea flatbread

Despite bemoaning comfort food’s ubiquity or “upscale comfort cuisine” in predominantlyView full post »

chickpea, spring onion + tuscan kale salad {a spring panzanella, revisited}

I was cleaning up one evening in the small kitchen at a community centre in the city. An after-school program held forView full post »

sprout + crunch radicchio cups w/ honey chive vinaigrette and avocado {for spring!}

Put your winter woes aside, friends. Spring is arriving in slow trickles, whispers, pops and things that go whooooosh.View full post »