What I’ll be drinking on Canada Day

While my craft beer knowledge may pale in comparison to a Prud’homme certified drinker or a brewery sales rep, my motto is to talk about beer when the opportunity arises and if I see something I’ve never had before, I try it. Tasting whatever I can has helped to develop my palate and I’ve meet so many new and awesome people…

Healthy, soft, blueberry oatmeal breakfast cookies

Everyone has their own breakfast cookie recipe. Some people use the work “healthy” in the post and when I check out the recipe I see loads of butter and sugar. What gives? Last week, I had a staggering craving for soft, enormous oatmeal cookies. They used to have some in the cafeteria of my university and…

Seriously Delish: A Cookbook Review

Hi there. Do you like to eat whole foods? How about whole grain? Kale? Vegan and clean? Well, friends – this post isn’t for you. Yeah… this isn’t your average cookbook. I’ve been a fan of How Sweet It Is for a while now, and I first raved about it about a year ago. Yes,…

Bread baking

My friend Emma and I always recommend shows to each other. From Downton Abbey to Top Chef, we tend to have each other’s numbers. When she recommended the Great British Bake Off to me, I was skeptical. A show that’s just about baking? I’m the one that’s always bored to tears in the Top Chef…

New favourite cookbook: Oh She Glows

Did you know that this DESSERT PIZZA is vegan? I, however, am not vegan. My ex was vegan, so for a period of 3 months I challenged myself to eat vegan. He cooked a lot, and I was living in Montreal at the time near Aux Vivres and ChuChai so it wasn’t too difficult. One…

Contest: Toronto’s Craft Beer Passport

Beer, summer, patio… what could be better? Paying only $2 for that beer? … Yes. Yes that is better. Enter, Mike Stulberg. Mike is the guy behind everyone’s new favourite card to fish out of their wallet; the Toronto Craft Beer Passport. Here’s how it works. 1. Purchase the passport for $20 online or at…

Recipe: Overnight oats

After reading a fabulous post by RD Robyn Coale on the dairy dilemma, I thought I would try going dairy-free for as long as I could manage and see how I felt.  My family is the type to have an after dinner cheese plate instead of dessert, so there’s no way this will be permanent,…

Sounds Like Beer: PEI Brewing Company

Again, I was traveling for work to Prince Edward Island for the East Coast Music Awards and was lucky enough to get a guest post spot on the Sounds Like Beer blog run by my friend Matt. Come on over to my post and read about the best (only) brewery on the Island! Above: Me…

Fresh’s green goddess bowl

So, you’re familiar with Fresh, right? Well, if you’re from Toronto you should be. Fresh is a delicious all-vegetarian and mostly vegan restaurant that serves up delicious, (mostly) healthy meals. I usually go for their Buddha Bowl, but when I recently found out how heavy in calories it was via the Dish, I considered trying…

Sounds like beer

My good friend Matt Gibson, a lawyer turned beer blogger, has been kind enough to lead me through some amazing beer tastings over the last few years. Lately, we’ve both been getting more adventurous with our tastings; he’s now taking the Prud’homme Beer Certification and, well, I’ve simply started tasting on my own. But still!…

Healthy coconut banana bread oats

So this is one of those meals that doesn’t photograph well, but is actually amazing. This is a recipe that I adapted from Kath Eats Real Food; Whipped banana oatmeal. I like to have the whipped banana oatmeal usually on weekends when I’ll have more time to prepare and eat it. Since I first had…