I gotta admit: Toronto is one of the best cities to live in if you’re vegan. Not only is it home to some incredible local vegan eateries and the world famous Veg Food Fest, but it’s also host to an annual vegan baking extravaganza, otherwise known as the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off. This year,...

Many of you may already be familiar with Ricki Heller and her popular website, a fantastic resource for vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free recipes and information about living with candida. Her new book, Living Candida-Free, offers practical and realistic strategies for anyone wishing to follow an anti-candida diet, as well as more than 100 recipes that...

Confession: I am crushing on Allyson Kramer and her new book, Sweet Eats for All. If you’re a home baker like me, I bet you’ll fall head over heels, too. Here, Allyson shares creative twists on classic confections that will satisfy anyone following any sort of special diet. She’s got everyone covered: all 250 recipes...

By now, you’ve probably guessed that I love to bake. I crave the creativity, the preciseness, the excuse to drown out everything that’s bothering me, slow down and focus on the simple task of following a recipe, mixing together a set of ingredients, and watching what happens when it goes in the oven. This,...

Since the weather in southern Ontario has kept well below zero degrees these last couple of weeks, I’ve been spending a lot more time indoors. My usual weekend running routine has gone by the wayside in favour of indoor HIIT workouts, if only to avoid the frigid temperatures beyond my front door. Don’t get...