Cheesy Vegan Pasta w/ Rosemary + Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

August 23, 2015

A few years ago, I shared an easy vegan recipe for Alfredo Sauce that has since become a bit of a blog favourite – it’s one of those recipes I’ll admit I don’t make nearly enough, and always wows anyone who’s never been treated to a rich, cashew-based cream sauce (or even those who’ve had it many times before – … Read More

ShiraCheesy Vegan Pasta w/ Rosemary + Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie

August 17, 2015

It’s definitely the time of year when I have mixed emotions about another summer passing. The nights are getting cooler and the dark is coming sooner – the still night air is replaced by a stirring that I can feel all around – both inside and out. It’s almost here: the start of another school year, the marking of another … Read More

ShiraPeach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Summer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad

July 31, 2015

Oh, summer. It’s pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I’m sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it’s your winter!). It’s been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it’s a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in … Read More

ShiraSummer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad

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)