Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles & Loneliness

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Chocolate covered strawberry popsicles are perfect for a summer treat! Chocolate covered strawberries are probably my favourite dessert ever. I always forget how much I love them until the option of having them for dessert presents itself, I want nothing more. I love the juicy pop of strawberry and the snap of dark chocolate as as I take a bite. Back in my undergrad, I used to work for Edible Arrangements and I was primarily their chocolate dipper and I thought I'd get sick of them by now, but if anything, it's made me love them more. I've dipped thousands and thousands of strawberries … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth

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Vegetable broth is the base of any great soup, and slow cooker vegetable broth is extra flavourful and cheap! Most people don't understand my irrational love for soup. Actually though, soup is my favourite form of food. I love eating food out of bowls with the perfect sized spoon, with different textures and flavours, whatever I know it's weird. But a really good broth is the fundamental foundation of any good soup. That's why Vietnamese Pho is so good: it's not about the cut of the meats, the noodles, or what other veggies you put in there, it's all about the broth. Soup made with … [Read more...]

Vegan Herbed Butters: Jalapeño Lime and Garlic Dill

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I'm half asleep as I write this, but I still am somehow energetic with the residual solar energy from the Sun today and recharging with nature. This past weekend I went hiking up and around the Collingwood Scenic Caves. I was wowed by nature over and over again at the different rock formations and the amazing view from the side of the mountain. There's something so mesmerizing of seeing an ocean of green trees, pastures, and farms. On Saturday, I also went to visit some horse stables, and there they had so many dogs, cats, and even a baby racoon! I was so overwhelmed by my new furry … [Read more...]

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese | Je suis alimentageuse

A bowl of dairy-free comfort: vegan macaroni and cheese. This vegan macaroni and cheese has been a long time coming: I LOVE MAC AND CHEESE. I adore it. I love the creaminess, the noodles, the different ways you can spruce it up. I love the comforting feeling of eating it with a spoon and scraping up all the sauce (despite me putting forks in the photo, I'm a spoon + bowl of mac & cheese kinda gal). It's usually my most popular dish when I have people over because I love mixing up the add-ins. Sometimes I add some honey mustard and avocado, or a little cinnamon and curry, or even some … [Read more...]

Vegan Queso Dip and Vegan Accessibility

Vegan Queso Dip - Je suis alimentageuse

No cheese? No problem. Vegan queso dip to please the tastebuds and lactose-sensitive bellies. It's been about 10 months since I went vegan, and in retrospect, it's been a fairly easy transition. I've had a couple slip-ups with cheese, but for the most part, I've stuck to my guns. I didn't realize how awful I felt when I ate dairy and it's kind of a life-changing experience. No more uncomfortable indigestion or bloating, and my allergies have definitely gotten a lot better. But today I want to address something that I haven't mentioned before about veganism. As much as I would love the … [Read more...]

Iced Tea with Medjool Date Syrup

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Cool down this summer with iced tea sweetened with Medjool date syrup. I'm not good at summer. I don't like tanning because I get blotchy and my tan is sort of a weird dark yellow-grey colour. Not my best look. So in order to not tan, I wear long sleeves or when that's not possible because it's bloody hot outside, I wear 45 SPF sunscreen. The smell, the slick feeling, the tacky feeling at the end of the day left on your skin that's a combination of sweat, sunscreen, and outside-world grime. Let's just say that I like sweater weather. But there are definitely things I love about summer. … [Read more...]

Pizza Del Arte

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Mandy Lau, the owner of Pizza Del Arte talks about Toronto-style pizza and what makes a good pie. This is the first post I've done like this, and I think I'd like to do more in the future. Despite being a food blogger for over three years now, I've come to learn that the best way to learn how to make food is to learn from people who know and love it. Pizza Del Arte opened up in my neighbourhood about a year or so ago, and sells my favourite pizza aside from the pizza I had in Italy. I'm a fan of thin crust, crispy bottomed pizza with a somewhat chewy outer crust, and Mandy the owner … [Read more...]