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Archived Since:December 7, 2009

Blog Post Archive


It's not like me to take an extended amount of time away from the blog (let alone an entire summer), but you can see from the above picture that I have had a very good reason.I'm very happy to announce to all those who have not yet heard...Show More Summary

S'mores Cupcakes (& Paul's 29th Birthday)

Our amazing friends got married this past weekend, and I was the proud of maid of honour. Meaning last week was SO. SUPER. BUSY. So busy that I can't believe I'm only getting to this post now. But I figured that if I didn't do it now,...Show More Summary

Herb-Marinated Grilled Vegetables + New World Red Rice

My love affair with Bryant Terry's Vegan Soul Kitchen continues. Especially now that grilling season is once again upon us. Bryant has great recipes for all seasons, but in my opinion, his work really shines in the spring and summer months, when cookouts are aplenty. Show More Summary

Banana Everything Cookies (and a Bachelorette Party)

Later this month, I will have the privilege of standing up for my longtime friend Kathy on her wedding day, as her Maid of Honour. You may recall that I don't like being referred to as "Matron" of Honour, even though that is technically...Show More Summary

(Raw) Flax Pancakes with Coconut Cashew Pudding + Banana

You may recall that one of my new year's resolutions this year was to set aside one weekend morning a month to go out of my way and make a delicious breakfast. Something other than my usual bowl of goji berries + Ezekiel cereal, or green smoothie, or overnight oats. Show More Summary

The Hogtown Vegan, Toronto

This past Saturday, Paul and I made the pilgrimage to The Hogtown Vegan in Toronto. The restaurant is just a little over an hour away from our front door, so it shouldn't have taken us as long as it did to make the trek out and try some of their famous diner-style vegan grub. Show More Summary

Seitan Ham with Herb-Scalloped Potatoes and Roasted Baby Carrots

I finally got around to making that Easter feast that didn't happen. And now I'm finally getting around to blogging about it! Believe me, I've attempted to write this post about ten times between last Monday and today and got interrupted or side-tracked each time. Show More Summary

Pear & Arugula Salad

My whole life, both vegan and pre-vegan, salads have not been meals. They've always been something to pick at before a meal arrived. Or something to put on the side of pasta so I didn't feel bad about just how many noodles I was consuming. Show More Summary

Easter 2012 Round-Up

I was pretty excited about making an Easter feast at some point this weekend, just for the two of us. But then at 3pm on Friday instead of cracking a cookbook I cracked a bottle of vodka and opened the front door to friends. And rather than cooking we ordered in Thai food and drank and played games with our buddies until 2am. Show More Summary

Lemony Asparagus Risotto + Citrus-Roasted Tofu

I can't believe that Easter is this weekend. Wasn't I just blogging about Christmas Vegg Nog?Easter is always such a fun holiday to cook for, because spring-themed foods are always so bright and pretty. Don't get me wrong, I do love the comfort foods that are born of fall and winter. Show More Summary

Deep Forest Carob Cake with Fudge Frosting (Raw!)

Friends, I have a new favourite cake. And it's raw! And that also makes it sugar-free!I will admit that even though I've been vegan for years and years and I should know better than to be all judgey wudgey about people's personal food choices, I seriously did not get the raw thing for the longest time. Show More Summary

Bean & Cheeze Casserole

Every once in awhile I take some time and register This is Vegan with different blog and website directories in and around the Internet. Just trying to get the word out, in case anyone is interested in what I have to say. This blog is a simple hobby of mine; a place to talk about what happens in my kitchen as I flip through my cookbooks each week. Show More Summary

Cucumber Hummus

Paul and I, very stupidly, ran the numbers on how much money we spend on hummus a year. The total was shocking. SHOCKING. Premade hummuses (hummi?) from the deli aisle can be quite expensive in all of their delicious glory. Plus, inShow More Summary

Millet-Kale Polenta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto & Grilled Asparagus

My very first companion animal was a budgie bird named Toby. I loved him so much. I kept a photo of him in my school pencil case; I drew hundreds of pictures of him with my favourite markers. In grade four I even fulfilled my public speaking credit with a speech on him and his budgie background. Show More Summary

Avocado & Sunflower Seed Spread

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I had big plans for posting this spread on March 17th because it was supposed to be all green and festive. And then I put too much turmeric in and ruined it. Just the look though, not the flavour!The recipe comes from How It All Vegan by Sarah Kramer, but unfortunately I don't have a digital copy to share. Show More Summary

Quick Round-Up

I took a quick inventory of my iPhoto library and realized that I have a ton of food photos I haven't posted about yet. I liked all the recipes and will make all the meals again, I just don't have all that much to say about them since so much time has passed since I initially made them. Show More Summary

Red Red Stew with Brown Rice and "Fried" Bananas

Lindsay Nixon's Everyday Happy Herbivore has been such a lifesaver in my hectic little life. This is partly because I'm known for my (extremely rigid and unwavering) weekly meal plans and this book gives me a little bit of wiggle room, relying on pantry staples rather than exotic ingredients. Show More Summary

Kale & Cheeze Balls

I have a lot of embarrassing guilty pleasures. Boyband music. 80s sitcoms. All that is deep fried vegan (bonus points if it also has lots of sugar, like these deep fried Oreos from the L.A. restaurant, Doomies.).This time of year is particularly ripe with another one of my guilty pleasures - award shows. Show More Summary

Scarlet Barley with Mushroom + Cannellini Bean Paprikas

I've been a terrible little blogger lately. My apologies! Life has fallen into extremely busy territory as of late. The realtor husband recently started at a new brokerage, bringing some exciting changes. All the while I managed to get...Show More Summary

(Raw) Polenta with Mushroom Ragout

I'm a bit fanatical about polenta. It tends to border on the insane. As a result, I was a little bit skeptical when I saw a raw-ified version of polenta. All the same, I didn't want to be that girl, sticking my nose in the air in a fit of foodie pretension. Show More Summary

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