Sweet Orange & Walnut Quinoa with Fruit

Quinoa gets a lot of love from people at lunch and dinner time, but it is also an awesome option for breakfast. It has has so much strong, slow-release energy, and is basically guaranteed not to leave you feeling sluggish. Sweet deal. My first time eating quinoa I cooked it myself, and my reaction boiled…

Rustic Boysenberry Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

  Summer is on its way in my part of the world, and the warmer weather has me craving chilled treats. One of the beautiful, fresh, sunny days we have had recently inspired me to make my first cheesecake of the season. Mmmm… cheesecake season. Come time for dessert, I tend to err on the…

Nutty Maple Apricot Oats

  Believe the hype, breakfast is vital. This has finally been drummed into me by life. You just gotta do it. Why? It frames your energy for the whole day. Being a late convert go the Church of Breakfast, I’m always super excited when a new recipe I throw together is awesome enough to become…

Balsamic Brown Rice Salad

Siouxsie Sioux for Dazed and Confused (1999) via Cats with Famous People   Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend three days hanging out with some of my favourite people at an awesome little bach in the sunshine and slow pace of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was so rejuvenating; a stunning part…

Apricot & Berry Vegan Mini Crumbles

Image via Pinterest   Last night after dinner I was craving something sweet, but was in one of those moods where spending a lot of time making dessert happen was not at all on the cards. My solution? An easy, old school fruit crumble. The only hard part about this whole gig, is leaving the…

Jump-starter Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Image via Keiko Lynn   This morning I felt like I needed an extra boost alongside the usual breakfast smoothie that kicks my day into gear. Instead of my go-to oatmeal, I decided to conduct a lil quinoa experiment, and it turned out to be a keeper. Don’t you love when that happens? ♥ This…

Berrylicious Vegan Mini-Cheesecakes

Image via I Fucking Wish   This recipe is modified from Buddha Belly Bites’ epic Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake. I have been meaning to make a cashew-based vegan cheesecake for a while now and let me tell you, I can’t believe it took so long. These things are damn incredible. Beware, you might end up…

Apple Pie Pancakes

Monika Krawczyk via Pantyhose Party   Now that the weather is cooling down, I am beginning to crave food that feels like a hug. These pancakes are perfect for the new season: warm, satisfying and full of autumn flavours. Apple, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Mmm. The soda water helps make ’em nice and fluffy. Soda…

Game-Changing Breakfast Quinoa with Berries

Art by Bicicleta Sem Freio, via Empty Kingdom   This morning I conducted a super successful breakfast experiment; if you are in a breakfast slump, you’ve gotta try this one, it might be just what you need! Hell yeah, quinoa, I’m beginning to figure you out. Quinoa tends to be used for savoury dishes, but…

Chocolate-Pecan Brownie Loaf

Kielo S/S13 via VFiles   This recipe is a kind of Frankenstein creation, part loaf, part brownie. I can’t decide whether it is a brownie-style loaf or a loaf-style brownie. Either way, it tastes damn good! Chocolately, chewy, moist and delicious, it is perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, or underneath a big dollop…