Grandma’s Christmas Shortbread Cookies

If I had to pick something that puts me in the holiday spirit, I would have to say it’s my Grandma’s Christmas shortbread cookies. These bad boys are buttery, crumbly and the specks of red and green maraschino cherries just put me in the holiday spirit. In fact, I’m pretty sure that if you bottled up Christmas in a cookie, this would be it ....more

Pumpkin Spiced Gingerbread Waffles

In early November, I started taking hot yoga classes at a studio near our condo. Nothing too crazy, just something to help me stretch and unwind a couple nights a week. It’s been especially good because my job is very sedentary and much of my morning and afternoon is spent sitting at a computer desk ....more

Cranberry Walnut Biscotti

Happy December! Is it just me or did 2014 fly by? I know I can’t be the only one who thinks this ....more

Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread

One of the things I love about our condo is the amount of natural sunlight we get on a sunny day. When we first moved in, I couldn’t get enough of it because I could rush home from work (shorter commute, yay!) and I still had enough time to take my photos. It was so bright we could go most evenings without turning on our living room, dining room or kitchen lights as long as we kept our window blinds open ....more

Bite Sized Mini M&M Cookies

Today’s post and cookie recipe has been brought to you by the words comfort and colourful. If this week was cold, dark and grey for you too, then I think you need these fun little M&M cookies in your life. I highly recommend eating them with a glass of almond milk in your pjs, under a giant blanket on the couch and in front of the TV ....more

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

It seems a little weird to be posting Valentine’s Day-themed sprinkled cookies this close to Halloween, but I’m going to let it slide just this once. The reason behind all the red, pink and white hearts is that my office recently held a surprise wedding shower for a co-worker who is getting married this weekend and I offered to bake something for the treats table. These cookies turned out so well that I just had to share them ....more

Apple Cheddar Scones

A couple weeks ago, I received a large bag of gala apples from my cousin’s apple farm near Port Elgin. To say that I was excited was a complete understatement. Work commitments and a lack of vehicle options (I recently sold my car) have made it nearly impossible to leave the city, so I was a little bummed out that there would be no apple farm visit this year ....more

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Even though Canadian Thanksgiving is over, pumpkin is still very much a big deal here. We’ve been eating leftover pumpkin pie tarts (made with coconut milk for Trevor), pumpkin gingerbread loaf and now I’m back to eating pumpkin for breakfast. It may seem like overkill right now, but soon we’ll be in the middle of the holiday season with gingerbread, peppermint and eggnog ....more

Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Walnut Pancakes

I’ve been on an comfort food kick as of late, what with the weather turning colder and the days being shorter. Over the weekend, Trevor and I went to Nuit Blanche which is an all-night art event held in downtown Toronto and it was so cold that I was kicking myself for not bringing my mitts, toque and a scarf. The streets were literally packed with people, but that didn’t stop the wind from picking up at random intervals and making me a miserable, shivering person ....more

Apple Walnut Phyllo Tart

Apple season is upon us! I’m so excited to share this recipe because the fall season is probably my favourite food season, especially with all the great produce available in Southern Ontario. We recently gave up our car so we’ve been braving the crowds and making use of the Saturday Farmer’s Market at the St ....more