Vegan Sunflower Pâté + A Garden Tour

August 6, 2016

This recipe has really been a long time coming on the blog, with 100% thanks to my mom, who never fails to adequately prepare for a visit from her kids with a freshly made pan of this delicious vegan pâté (among other delicious goodies, including her famous frozen brownies). Every time I visit her, I realize once again how good … Read More

ShiraVegan Sunflower Pâté + A Garden Tour

Vegan Banana-Oat Cookies with Chocolate + Hemp

March 28, 2016

In a world of imperfections, it can be hard to acknowledge those things that maybe we aren’t the most proud of. We often tend to think those things that are less-than-ideal make us somehow less as humans, or that challenges are a sign that we just don’t have it ‘all together’. Well I for one have never had it all … Read More

ShiraVegan Banana-Oat Cookies with Chocolate + Hemp

Peanut Lovers Mighty Chocolate Granola

July 26, 2015

I can’t tell you the number of hours I spend drooling over recipes – day dreaming of elaborate spreads of food and beautiful, delicious combinations. Bookmarking, taking iPhone pics from recipe books, even tearing out magazine pages (sometimes stealthfully like say, at the dentist’s office or gym). Colors, textures, compositions. Flavours, contrasts, and just plain loveliness. I mean, who doesn’t … Read More

ShiraPeanut Lovers Mighty Chocolate Granola

The Essential Cracker: Quinoa, Flax + Poppyseed (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

May 21, 2015

So I’m pretty excited about this one. A few weeks ago, if you’d told me I’d be happily crafting my own crackers right here at home, I’d likely have dismissed such a statement as well, pretty silly. I mean, crackers – those snacks we all crave that you buy in a box at the store? Boxes and boxes and rows and … Read More

ShiraThe Essential Cracker: Quinoa, Flax + Poppyseed (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Roasted Carrot Rosemary Hummus + Whole Wheat Bread

January 10, 2015

This week I dusted off an old food book from my collection that I’ve had on my shelves for years, tucked away in my collection of dog eared ‘health’ books – many that have been with me since I first took interest in really caring about what I ate (it was really very early in my life). Through the years, … Read More

ShiraRoasted Carrot Rosemary Hummus + Whole Wheat Bread