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July 6, 2020

Ah summer. A time for food and fun and friends and fresh veggies. Plus a few other good F words, probably.

Speaking of fresh veggies, this salad is the epitome of fresh. It's light and refreshing, bursting with an assortment of flavours, and defined by an irresistible crunch! This incredibly versatile salad is the thing that summer side-dish dreams are made of....

June 22, 2020

Essentially it’s a garlicy kale and sauerkraut grilled cheese, what could possibly be bad about that?! Nothing, not a damn thing. This sandwich has a lot going on, with many flavours and textures vying for your attention in each bite. The tender kale, the crispy/salty sauerkraut, some zippy yogurt and hot sauce, smothered in melted cheese, all sandwiched between two pieces o...

June 10, 2020

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make this recipe. I adore the fresh flavours and textures found in many Vietnamese dishes. This cold noodle salad recipe is incredibly refreshing and doesn’t take much time or effort to make. The recipe itself is very flexible; it can be made vegetarian or not, try bagged slaw instead of cabbage leaves, add a Tbsp of peanut butter to...

May 26, 2020

I’ve been really snacky lately. The only foods that seem to appeal to me are easy, appetizer type snacks that pair well with cold beer or rose. It feels like summer has arrived so my subconscious gets pretty excited about happy hour each and every evening. It used to be a time when I’d meet with friends to share a few moments and a few bites, but until that can happen I’m ju...

May 23, 2020

Don't you just love the way that cream moves through coffee, the way it swirls and blends slowly, and then all at once. It is quite magical to watch. But that's not what is magical about this coffee recipe. This cold brew, iced coffee is magical because it feels like magic that something could taste this delightful using only 5 ingredients and about 1 minute of your time. Do...

May 17, 2020

This cocktail is a real pleasure at the end of a hot day. It's sweetened with honey, that's been infused with thyme, and brightened up with lemon juice. Mix in some bourbon, top with club soda and put your feet up. For a delicious mocktail, simply leave the bourbon out.

Honey Thyme Syrup

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup water

5-6 springs thyme

Bourbon Cocktail

2 oz bourbon

2 oz fresh lemon ju...

May 11, 2020

For times when you want fresh bread but you're feeling lazy. When you want to feel productive and accomplished but have a limited amount of bandwidth. This bread is for you. It's a no-sour-dough, no-knead bread that takes less than 5 whole minutes of your attention. Seriously, it really can't get any easier for a result this wonderful. Mix a few ingredients in bowl, leave it...

April 29, 2020

An easy peasy lemon squeezy kale salad.  It is quick and delicious and hands down the most enjoyable way to consume an entire bunch of kale. Sorry about the crappy picture, next time I'll try to remember to remove my florescent orange running gear before taking photos - who knew it could cause such a reflection!

I know that every time I post a new kale salad recipe I tel...

April 22, 2020

Today was a weird day. I had an itch that I just could not scratch. I had a craving for something, but couldn't quite figure out what it was. I tried sweet, salty, sour, savoury, fresh, starchy, fatty, hot, cold, room temp - nothing could satiate me. And then it occurred to me, bitter! Bitter foods aren't appreciated much in western cuisine, but they're starting to catch on...

April 15, 2020

Ah quarantine baking. Haven't you heard? It's all the rage. Beyond wanting to save a little money, looking for entertainment, wanting to have freshly baked goods, and enjoying small indulgences, baking can have some major mental health benefits. Baking can be a really relaxing way to work through your emotions. Plus it has the added benefit of letting you feel like you're in...

April 9, 2020

If I told you that this was the extent of my vegetable consumption today, you wouldn't judge me right?! Even then, it was a hard-fought negotiation with myself to make something to eat that included the colour green - we finally settled on a pile of creamy, comforting noodles, topped with green things that likely have little-to-no nutrient value but add a very necessary text...

April 7, 2020

Because sometimes you just need a little cake in your life. Like this morning at 9am for instance.

Mug cakes are genius, whoever figured this trick out deserves an award!  You know when you just want something sweet but don't also don't want to have an entire batch of cookies or an entire cake keeping you company while you spend your days working from home - yeah, I know that...

April 5, 2020

Really Caitlin!? More tacos? Is that all you're eating!?

Yeah! This is who I am now. I have an abnormally large stack of tortillas to get through and I intend to put them to good use.

I bring you another delightful taco recipe. You won't be disappointed by this mixture of colours, and flavours, and textures. For all you onion haters out there, you can not skip the lime marinat...

April 2, 2020

Fifteen minutes. That’s all the stands between you and these delightful tacos. I'm not feeling very verbose today, so I'm just going to leave it at that.

The original recipe encourages the use of your oven’s broiler to cook the salmon. Apparently, depending on the thickness of the fillet, the salmon will take about six minutes for a thin fillet and eight minutes for a th...

March 31, 2020

These tacos are my new favourite thing in life. Yeah, you read that correctly, in LIFE! I know, the bar is low at the moment, but even if I wasn't alone and talking to myself for days on end, I'm pretty sure these tacos would still make the highlight reel. They are incredibly quick and easy to make, while still delivering on texture and flavour. Also, they are vegetable-base...

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