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Cauliflower Coleslaw

28 Nov

This tangy and spicy shaved slaw was created by chefs Conor Joerin and Scott Pennock, of the Emerson in Toronto. It’s from Amy Rosen’s new cookbook, Toronto Cooks. It’s full of crunchy veggies–the thinner you slice ’em the better! If […]

An Alternative to Food Banks

20 Oct

It’s a big week for Nick Saul. The founder of Toronto’s groundbreaking Stop Community Food Centre–now President and CEO of eight Community Food Centres across Canada–is in the running for a Taste Canada food writing award. Winners are announced today, […]

Butternut Cranberry Pudding Cake

1 Oct

Happy October! There’s a cookbook that just came out that is absolutely perfect for the new season–The Everyday Squash Cook. It’s a collaboration between Rob Firing, Ivy Knight and Kerry Knight. Rob is the gourd nerd, who makes a passionate […]

Summer Rolls with Mango, Lime & Mint Dipping Sauce

29 Apr

In anticipation of wearing way fewer clothes a few weeks from now, I decided to make the healthy summer rolls in vegan triathlete Brendan Brazier’s Thrive Energy Cookbook. They combine cooling cucumber; tangy mango and papaya; and sweet, crunchy carrots; with fresh mint, basil and cilantro. They come with a mango, lime and mint dipping sauce that you’ll just want to drink from the bowl.

Jo Lusted’s Dish Do-Over

11 Apr

Last night, Chef Jo launched her new cookbook, Dish Do-Over. It’s based on her wildly popular Steven and Chris segment of the same name, in which she takes a dish that’s artery-cloggingly or blood-sugar-spikingly delicious, and just keeps the delicious part.

What to Do with All Those Apples

30 Sep

I was out this week with Not Far From the Tree, a Toronto-based organization that sends volunteers to the homes of people who need help harvesting the fruit from their trees. One third of the bounty goes to the homeowner, […]

Curled-Up Sticky Treacle Scones

18 Sep

Today’s recipe comes from a crazy-colourful new book, Alice Eats: A Wonderland Cookbook, by Calgarians Julie van Rosendaal and Pierre Lamielle. The tome is based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and includes recipes for Mad Hatter’s tea party fare (of course) and everything […]