Author Archives: Natalie

Upcoming July Food Swap!

Hello, all!  July is here, summer seems to be in full swing, and we have exciting things to tell you about! We’ve got a swap coming up.  It will be held on Sunday, July 21 at 7:00pm at Fuel + (a cafe on 471 Church Street).  A big thank you to the owners of Fuel+, Chester and Gary, who are […]

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Swap Recipe: Gill and Brian’s Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

This recipe was adapted from The Food Network‘s recipe. Ingredients: Several beets, peeled and boiled 2 oz raspberry vinegar 2 tbsp orange juice 3 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 small red onion, diced 2 large oranges Some goat cheese (to crumble on top!) Directions: Dice the beets into […]

Swap Recipe: Emily’s Vegan Banana-Walnut Muffins

Ingredients: 6 medium size bananas (the riper, the better!) 4 tbsp flax meal 1 cup warm almond milk (unsweetened, preferably) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 2/3 cup maple syrup 2 tbsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups whole-wheat flour 2 tbsp baking powder pinch o’ salt 3/4 cup chopped […]

Swap Recipe: Willie’s Apple Chutney

To re-create this flavourful, spicy-but-not-too-spicy chutney, simmer all of these things in a pot for about an hour: 2 apples 1 onion 1 jalapeno 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup apple cider vinegar turmeric cinnamon allspice cloves cayenne garlic ginger And voila!  You’re done. ////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\ This item was part of our food swap on […]

Swap Recipe: Natalie’s Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

This recipe was adapted from Oh She Glows’ website. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 1 can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid aside) A couple tablespoons of olive oil A tablespoon or two of tahini 2 cloves of garlic A couple teaspoons of cumin, curry and cinnamon. A squeeze o’ lemon juice Directions: First off, roast up […]

Swap Round Up: April, oh April!

As April came to a close, we had another super successful food swap.  Like March’s food swap, this one was on the small side, with six participants in total — but that didn’t cut into the creativity or quality of the dishes at all.  Our unconscious theme, it appears, was ‘salad,’ as three of our […]

What’s In Season: May

May is here — and it looks like it brought summer along with it!  Wasn’t it just two or three weeks ago that we were staring in shock at snow falling from the sky?  And here we are now, celebrating and enjoying the wonderful hot sun, forgetting what it means to be shivering and cold. […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Honey-Roasted Chickpeas, Kale + Carrot Salad

This honey-roasted chickpeas, kale and carrot salad (with a honey sesame dressing) is a simple crunchy salad with a sweet and savoury blend. This combination is but one way of using these flavours – I think the honey-roasted chickpeas could be spiced a bit more and would make a great on-the-go snack, and the dressed […]

What’s in Season: April

Though I’m sure we’re all getting a bit tired of this never ending cold weather and we all can’t wait until May rolls around with (hopefully!) greener grass and bluer skies, there’s no reason to forget all the great things that April has to offer, too.  Like frostbite, apparently. All jokes aside, though — asparagus […]

On Sharing Recipes

While collecting recipes from all the participants of our latest swap, I started thinking about the idea of recipe discovery, collection, and sharing. What makes us go, “Ooh, I’d like to make that!” when we see a recipe? What makes us toss out a recipe without ever making it again, and what pushes us to […]