Category Archives: gluten free option

things I like to eat after a workout (for your health)

I’ve started to get back into a steady running, yoga + a workout routine lately. Spring/new warmth just bringsView full post »

chickpea, spring onion + tuscan kale salad {a spring panzanella, revisited}

I was cleaning up one evening in the small kitchen at a community centre in the city. An after-school program held forView full post »

coconut, almond + quinoa breakfast cakes

Saturday or Sunday lunch/brunch has historically been my least favourite shift to work in terms of service. It’sView full post »

mushroom + stout pot pies with sweet potato crusts

mushroom and stout pot pies w/ sweet potato crusts (vegan) – The First Mess I decided that I wanted this year toView full post »

salted maple walnut + vanilla bean chocolate cups

Chocolate has a serious hold on my heart all year, but lately it feels like a love for the ages. This is mostly to sayView full post »

sweet potato, chipotle + chard cornbread stuffing

Judging from most of the American food mags I’ve been glancing at, stuffing, dressing etc. is a bit of a thingView full post »

butternut orecchiette pasta with arugula

I read a passage in a book about arugula recently. It wasn’t a food-focused/cooking book. It was a novel,View full post »

busy lady bowl + easiest ginger miso gravy

I’ve been a bit of a busy bee lately, but I wanted to give you something good and easy this week. The kind ofView full post »

sweet corn + caramelized tomato farrotto

Guys, summer isn’t over and I’m going to prove it to you. How? Over a healthy bowl of farro risotto withView full post »

SUMMER PEACH AND TOMATO PANZANELLA

Remember when I made a fresh and spring-y panzanella and I told you about my sheer and ridiculous-silly love for theView full post »

Vegan BBQ tempeh sandwich

I work in a recently opened fine dining establishment that prioritizes locally and ethically procured food in aView full post »

WARM POTATO SALAD WITH LEEKS & PUMPERNICKEL CROUTONS

Let me just elaborate on the title of this post a bit: a warm yukon gold potato salad with creamy dijon and leekView full post »