Gomasio (Sesame Salt)

Gomasio (Sesame Salt)

I’ve always had a bit of a savoury tooth. While some people crave sweets, I would much¬†rather scarf down a bowl of popcorn or potato chips. If you combine the flavour of roasted sesame with that, I’m done for. I can’t keep those sesame sticks 

No Knead Oatmeal Sandwich Bread (Vegan, Oil-Free)

No Knead Oatmeal Sandwich Bread (Vegan, Oil-Free)

Bread is the cornerstone of any good farmhouse kitchen. It’s such a simple thing, made with the most basic of ingredients, but is pivotal to so many of our most memorable family meals. Like rice, corn, potatoes, and other starchy staples, it is the foundation 

Vegan Truck Stop Pancakes

Vegan Truck Stop Pancakes

Vegan truck stop – now that’s an image I enjoy more than I probably should. Having grown up with truck-driving uncles (I’m talking Smokey and the Bandit era truckers), I can’t help but laugh at the thought of them pulling in to fuel up at 

Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil Free)

Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil Free)

To say that I love nachos would be an understatement. Corn chips are arguably the perfect snack food, and if you smother that deliciousness with refried beans, some good salsa, and a mountain of cheese, you’d be hard pressed to find anything I enjoy more. 

Sheep-Free Haggis (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Sheep-Free Haggis (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

I’ve never had a traditional haggis. Call me crazy, but I prefer sheep in their original packaging. So what’s a good Scottish girl to do when¬†her favourite January reason for feastin’ rolls around? Veggie haggis, of course! Burns Suppers are something we started doing with 

Sparkling Oranges

Sparkling Oranges

Our Christmas morning brunch routine has been the same for as long as I can remember: cinnamon buns with stockings, and eggs benedict for breakfast, usually with roast potatoes and fruit salad on the side. About a decade ago, I stumbled upon this recipe, and 

Quinoa Tamale Pie

Quinoa Tamale Pie

The dark days of winter make me crave warm, hearty meals that stave off the cold. If it comes in casserole form and can feed a crowd, so much the better. As we head into the holiday season, I like to have some easy, crowd-pleasing 

Date Squares, A Love Story

Date Squares, A Love Story

I acquired my love of cooking from my mom, who grew up on a remote homestead in the Peace River valley. The oldest girl of 6 kids, she was expected to pitch in as soon as she was able, so cooking was something she picked 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

If I had to define my cooking style, I’d call it wholesome rustic. I love simple food made with basic ingredients. Whenever I’m looking at a new recipe, there are a few ingredients that, if listed in the recipe description, will hook me every time: 

No-Parm Pesto

No-Parm Pesto

I may have overdone it. Again. I have a tendency to get overly excited about one crop every year and plant way more than one family can possibly eat. Exhibit A, last year’s garlic haul: By June, when I still had half a bushel left