Strawberry Watermelon Cocktail

May 31, 2012

Nothing tastes more like summer than a cold slice of watermelon. The days are now hot and humid while the evenings are warm and balmy. I absolutely love early summer. Weekends are full of baseball games, pool side parties and laid back patio conversations. When five o’clock rolls around nothing sounds better than an ice [...]

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

May 29, 2012

I hope you all had a fantastic memorial day weekend! Friday evening Greg and I joined several friends at the Rangers Stadium for a fun night of baseball. I was particularly excited for this game because they were playing the Toronto Blue Jays! Greg and I thought we’d be the only fans in the stadium [...]

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Coconut Pancakes with Roasted Fruit Topping

May 23, 2012

This past week has been so busy! Thursday I attended an artist party held by NYLO Hotel. It was really fun meeting so many other creative people in the city. I was so inspired by all the wonderful art and I am so honoured to have my photography displayed among so much creativity and passion. [...]

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Kale, Asparagus and Chickpea Pesto

May 18, 2012

Have you ever tried a fresh chickpea before? I’ve had plenty of canned and dried chickpeas, but I honestly had no idea what they looked like raw until a few days ago. While picking up some kale and asparagus at the farmer’s market, I came across a booth with a box of little green pods. [...]

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Creamy Avocado Green Tea Popsicles

May 16, 2012

This year will be my first summer in Texas. I’ve always heard it gets unbearably hot, but figured it couldn’t be that bad since so many people still live here! Well, its only mid May and the temperatures are already exceeding the hottest summer days in Ottawa. I’m starting to get a little nervous. When [...]

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Vegan Cake Batter Ice Cream

May 14, 2012

This month has been full of birthday parties and barbecues. It definitely feels like summer has begun! Friday and Saturday night we went to a barbecue to celebrate a friends birthday. Both we’re incredibly fun and filled with delicious food and great conversations. Since both were potlucks, I brought these chocolate chip cookies on Friday [...]

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Pineapple Quince Jam

May 11, 2012

On Monday when I shared my mango lime muffins, I mentioned that I served it with pineapple jam. I received a few requests for the recipe, so I whipped up a fresh batch just for you. My grandma used to make pineapple jam for my mum. As a kid, my mum was the pickiest of [...]

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Plantain Chips

May 9, 2012

Sometimes the most simple of things can taste so good. When it comes to plantains, it couldn’t be more true. I love everything about plantains. When they are black with ripeness, they sweetly melt in your mouth. When they are still green, they are heartier than potatoes. I would choose plantain tostadas over  potato chips [...]

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Tropical Mango Lime Muffins

May 7, 2012

Cinco de Mayo has come and gone, yet I’m still craving festive tropical flavors. I whipped up these muffins Friday night so Greg and I would have a healthy portable breakfast for our busy weekend. Saturday began with a Cinco de Mayo parade in Oak Cliff. While we walked around, enjoying the festivities, we snacked [...]

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Fried Cactus Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

May 4, 2012

I’m sick of boring vegetarian tacos. Sometimes I don’t feel like eating meat, but I feel like eating a taco. Even in Texas, the options can get dull pretty quickly. If it’s not full of beans, it’s full of diced vegetables or some soy based meat replacement. When I made cactus fries yesterday, I also [...]

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