Grilled Piña (Colada) French Toast

I think it’s safe to say that we all need a drink at this point of the pandemic. Let’s also put alcohol in our food…because that sounds fun! Whenever I travel to the Caribbean, I have piña coladas on rotate. They are thick, slushy and sweet, and just the perfect hot-day drink. And, obviously my…

Tropical Banana Flambé

Ayyyeeee! It’s gettin’ caliente in here, beaches!! Let’s take a trip to the Caribbean! Okay, nevermind, Rona’s still stomping on our parades, so, let’s bring the Caribbean to us. Grab your piñas and your lighters and let’s set fuego to this *****…Whattt?! I meant “house.” This recipe is inspired by one of my sweet besties….

Sweet Potato Creme Brulee (Vegan, GF)

Ohhh haayyyyyy! I know you are looking for a super simple holiday dessert that is plant-based and delish. I have just the thing, with a side of original. I really love sweet potatoes and I always have them at this time of year. I prefer them to white potatoes and always experiment with different ways…

Winter Pear Spice Cake with a Vanilla “Buttercream” (Vegan, GF)

‘Tis the season for cakes you make for others and eat yourself (thanks COVID). Feeling sad about the virus during the holidays? Do what I do – spend ample amounts of money on yourself, eat endless desserts and relish in all of your glorious decorations! It will 100% make you feel better. Firstly, let’s talk…

Coconut Lime Cilantro Rice

Someone PLEASE bring me back to Southeast Asia so I can eat the best rice dishes on the planet… Please? I traveled to SE Asia during the summer of 2017. Those were the days, man. It was like 6 weeks of pure foodie inspiration. Rice, curries, fresh fruit, toasties from the 7/11…If you know, you…

Oatmeal Earl Grey and Lavender Sandwich Cookies

Okay, okay, I can only take credit for half of this recipe. The other half – the Earl Grey Lavender London Fog Gelato – is made by my favourite CANADIAN company – Righteous Gelato. This stuff is GOLD, so why not sandwich it between two cookies?! YUM. I’ve always loved baking, but as we all…

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Rigatoni

There was one time in my life when I hated mushrooms. Can you even believe that? What was I thinking. Now I love those little fungi so much. That’s why I had to dedicate this pasta to them – to say I’m sorry for a lifetime of neglect, and it won’t happen again. One thing…

Hot and Sweet Cauliflower Wings

Story time with Kelly: Way back in the day, before I knew anything about cooking, I tried to fry food at home. I was in university and I can’t recall what I was making, but I can recall almost burning the house down. I put a pot of oil on the stove and waited. And…

Middle Eastern Orzo Pilaf

What happens when the Middle East meets the Mediterranean? Only the greatest of things! Okay, I am in love with all flavours of all regions of the world (literally), but Middle Eastern…AND Italian?! Two heavyweights in the culinary world and I’m here for it! Like a hundo P’s. Let me break down this fusion for…

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Crouton Skewers

What’s better than tomato soup and grilled cheese when the weather starts to get chilly?! Here’s a hint: It starts with “n” and ends with “othing.” Tomato season is over where I am from, but soup season is just beginning, so I had to grab one more batch of fresh tomatoes to use to make…