Accidental Chickpea Cookies inspired by The Healthy Foodie. Ingredients 3 Cups Chickpeas 1/2 Cup unsweetened Shredded coconut 1/4 Cup Hemp Hearts 1/4 Cup Dark Cocoa Powder 1/4 Cup Flaxseed Directions Attempt to make Chocolate Truffles from The Healthy Foodie. Blow out food processor trying to process dates. Remove dates and set aside. With leftover semi-processed […]

Curried Lentil Poutine… Update: This post was featured in Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations as the Grand Prize winner. Thanks for all the support! Poutine is a favourite winter meal for many a Canadian. Unbeknownst to most Canadians as a nation we grow an incredible amount of protein-full (proteinous?) lentils here. Given that I set upon making […]

Restaurant Review: Merge, Buffalo

Or Who Said Buffalo Was Boring? Located steps from our hotel on Delaware Ave. we stopped in at Merge to please the vegetarians in our travelling troupe.  The ambience was upscale-hippy. Our thoughts: We have found our hippy paradise. Frenchie and I ordered half-pints – our waitress suggested a wit mixed with a framboise. Tasty.  Frenchie […]

Quinoa Risotto

Inspired by Food & Drink Magazine I set on making quinoa risotto. Quinoa, if you didn’t know, originates from South America and is a seed that’s very high in protein. You can cook it like rice but unlike rice it has great nutritional value. Apparently quinoa requires very little pesticides because it has a very […]

Easy Stuff: Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a fresh salsa for cilantro-lovers. It goes great with tacos, quesadillas or just about anything.  Just combine chopped tomatoes, diced cilantro and diced red onion. If you want to spice it up throw in some diced jalapeños. Add some lemon juice and salt and serve it. So easy and adds some […]

The Planet Bakery – Out of this World

I visited my hometown of Peterborough, Ontario and my family stopped in at our favourite lunch/breakfast place – The Planet Bakery (sorry I couldn’t resist the cliché in the title!). It’s the only place my dad feels comfortable eating since he can’t eat eggs or wheat. Good thing I love it! Their menu has been […]