White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria with LOTS of fruit! | Je suis alimentageuse

White wine sangria, because that's how you turn less than perfect wine into deliciousness. So funny story: I initially made this the day before my birthday and I was super jazzed about working all day, celebrating that night with a couple glasses with a ton of boozy fruit (my favourite), and then going to camp the next day bright and early in the morning. I was so excited all week, so when Friday came along, I finally made the sangria and finished taking the photos. And then as I was putting it away in the fridge to chill and set, I dropped the entire jug all over the … [Read more...]

Sparkling Peach Limeade

Sparkling Peach Limeade | Je suis alimentageuse

Use those sweet summer peaches in this sparkling peach limeade... You can make it boozy or enjoy as is! I love Ontario summer peaches. They're so sweet and juicy, and I'm finally able to eat them without breaking out in hives (thanks a lot allergies). For some reason, I can eat peaches now, but nectarines and plums still give me a reaction. Sad panda. While I love eating peaches on their own, there's nothing quite like sipping a peachy drink until there's nothing left and picking out slices of fruit from the bottom of a glass. Especially BOOZE-soaked fruit. Sangria is by far my … [Read more...]

Balsamic Honey Grilled Fig Quinoa Bowl

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In the summers I never seem to want salad. They're not filling enough for me, I keep getting hungry within 30 minutes or so once my body's all OKAY THANKS FOR ALL THIS WATER, MORE FOOD PLEASE. I developed this balsamic honey grilled fig quinoa bowl for Produce Made Simple to feature figs this week in a filling summer meal. It's salad, but warm and you won't be hungry in half an hour. Success! Anyway, to see the recipe, visit Produce Made Simple. An actual post with actual writing to come next week when I've got my life together. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles & Loneliness

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles | Je suis alimentageuse | #vegan #summer #popsicles #strawberries

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...]