Homemade Whole-Wheat Macaroni and Cheese

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 […]

All-Natural, Homemade Caesar Salad

Caesar salad holds a special place in my heart. That might sound weird, but eating “real” is all about connecting with your food, isn’t it? There is something satisfying about eating a giant, goopy Caesar salad. In my first and second years at university, Caesar was my go-to vegetable side dish that doubled as an […]

Recipe: Oven-roasted Vegetables

Pan of vegetables with rosemary spice

My roasted vegetable recipe is amazing. Olive oil, fresh fall vegetables, rosemary and spicy pepper flakes cooked at high heat means crispy, caramelized outsides and soft, smooth insides. It means whole garlic cloves melting in your mouth. It’s one of our favourite fall/winter dishes, and we usually make our first batch as soon as it’s […]

Red velvet, if you please

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I encountered red velvet (the dessert, not the fabric) for the first time when my brother and his fiancée were planning their wedding in the hot summer of 2011. They invited me to a swanky and well air-conditioned cupcakery in Muskoka to sample some flavours and, as I’ve convinced myself anyway, to give them some […]