Homemade Breadcrumbs


By now you know all about my very real struggle to find whole wheat bread, so I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that I’ve not been able to find whole-wheat breadcrumbs either. This has never bothered me much because I feel most foods made with breadcrumbs are carb-heavy to start with, and certainly don’t […]

Easy Recipe: Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Mug of hot chocolate made from scratch

It’s been a long winter and there are no signs of the cold and snow letting up just yet. Sometimes, I need a little encouragement to enjoy the season…and often that encouragement comes in the form of a mug of steaming hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate – those opaque white instant packets are […]

Swap-out Sunday: Pancakes

Pure maple syrup on a whole wheat oatmeal pancake | anaturaldisaster.ca

I’m so excited to share with you one of my favourite recipes of all time for this week’s Swap-out Sunday. The original is from one of my mom’s old cookbooks; the page is stained with the splatter of batter from Sunday mornings past. I copied it out by hand when I went away to university, […]

Homemade Winter Tabbouleh Salad


Yesterday I opened the fridge in search of lunch. Lacking leftovers or anything that could be quickly transformed into a meal, I pulled open to the produce drawer for inspiration. Peeking out from under a rotting zucchini was a sad looking bunch of parsley, droopy enough that I couldn’t resist taking it under my wing […]

Homemade Whole-Wheat Macaroni and Cheese

kraft dinner and kimchi

When you’re home alone and cooking for one, what’s your favourite go-to meal? I did an informal poll and it sounds like most people (or women, at least) like carby comfort food…the kind they tell their kids and spouses not to eat for dinner. Think, for example, a big bowl of Lucky Charms cereal. For […]