Pear vanilla fruit leather

I picked up my first basket of local pears the other day—a true sign of fall. My heart was set on making something new, something easy, something using my new Excalibur.


Thanksgiving up north

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. With the unusually high temperatures here in southern Ontario, I enjoyed a few days of relaxation at my in-laws' cottage up north celebrating both Canadian Thanksgiving (complete with vegan options) and my husband's birthday. He's not much for overly-sweet birthday cakes, so he made his usual...


Memories of Millennium

When Lisa and I went travelling together in August—first to Portland, Oregon for the first-ever Vida Vegan Conference, and then to Oakland and finally San Francisco, California—one of the highlights of the trip involved a visit to Millennium for a five-course, heirloom tomato dinner, featuring local tomatoes that had been handpicked by Millennium's very...


Dehydrator basics & granola

On an average day, I tend to have way more recipe ideas in my head than I do time or oven space. I'm grateful for my own kitchen and my double oven, but that still doesn't seem to be enough. Enter my brand-spanking new Excalibur dehydrator, recently given to me by a wonderful friend.


Sweet potato date muffins

The food court experience is a notoriously lousy one. It's loud, rushed, wasteful and has limited options (if any at all) for the growing sector of citizens who are moving beyond the standard American diet. For years, Toronto's famous Eaton Centre was no exception. That is, until today.