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)

10 Minute Thai Red Curry + Veggie Noodle Bowl

January 31, 2015

This recipe sort of just happened. A few weeks back, Lindsay posted a tasty looking riff on this curried lentil bowl, and cleverly used red curry paste to take the whole idea to completely new level. When it comes to Thai style food, I admit, I’m a bit of a spazz – as I generally shy away from spice mixtures … Read More

Shira10 Minute Thai Red Curry + Veggie Noodle Bowl

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew

January 23, 2015

This recipe has been a really long time coming for me. Over the years, there have been many a chickpea & tomato based stew I’ve tried, and it really behooves me (yes, I heard this word uttered appropriately from a colleague this week and immediately logged it as a worthy add-on to my vocabulary rolodex) to point out that when it … Read More

ShiraMoroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew