Category Archives: gluten free option

CAPONATA PANZANELLA

I know, more panzanella. And another dish with a trillion vowels and syllables. I had the idea for this in my mindView full post »

CHICKPEA, SPRING ONION, KALE & BREAD SALAD

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 »

MAPLE WALNUT CHOCOLATE CUPS WITH SEA SALT

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 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 ORECCHIETE 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 RICE BOWL WITH 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 »

BBQ TEMPEH & SWEET POTATO 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 »