Experiments with a Homemade Vegan Latte


This homemade vegan latte recipe is what I use, but I'm just going to be real here and let you guys know that I'm not a coffee/espresso expert. I've made espresso a handful of times, and they all turned out well so that's why I'm writing about it. I only recently started to drink coffee more regularly because for some reason, my energy levels are starting to wane (I'm getting lots of sleep, I don't know what the problem is) and in order to stay awake past 4 pm, I've noticed I needed a little Starbucks pick me up. I'm a sucker for espresso-based drinks and I've spent far too much money on … [Read more...]

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cupcakes

So cupcakes. These aren't SUPER peanut-buttery, so don't expect a BAM THIS IS PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE SWIRL cupcake. This is more of a deliciously fluffy and moist chocolate cupcake with a kiss of peanut butter. The peanut butter frosting is a balance of sweet, peanutty, and smooth. Basically for this cupcake I focused on the crumb of the cupcake after watching all the available episodes of Cupcake Wars on Netflix. I've been alive for 24 years and I'm still getting to know who I am. I like to think that I'm a fairly confident person who doesn't really care what other people think. … [Read more...]

Rice and Beans Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rice and Beans Stuffed Acorn Squash | Je suis alimentageuse

Today's stuffed acorn squash with rice and beans is accompanied by a rant. I don't have much to say about the recipe other than that when I made this for my friends and my roommate, they vocalized their happiness with each bite and insisted that they didn't want the meal to end. That just tells me how far simplicity will go when it comes to a meal. With rice and beans combined as a complete protein and wrapped in the seasonal flavours of squash, I assure you that this dish will be very well received. Filling, delicious, and can be made in under an hour: most of which is spent waiting for food … [Read more...]

Vegan Red Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Potatoes


Disclaimer: I was hired to do food photography for Bistro Fresh but I developed this vegan red coconut curry with chickpeas and potatoes for JSA. The farm tour was an unpaid media tour for Bistro Fresh Potatoes at the Downey Potato Farm. Earlier this month, I was able to visit Downey Potato Farms to see where Bistro Fresh potatoes were grown. It's funny, that as a girl who's lived in a city for the past 10 years, I've assimilated so well into the city life that people forget that I'm actually from a small town in cottage country Ontario. Granted, I didn't really have the same small town … [Read more...]

Deconstructed Spicy Avocado Sushi Bowl


I started JSA almost four years ago, and it's so odd to look back through the archives and see how far it's come. Not only how my writing, my recipe development skills and my photography skills have come, but also how far I have come. The first two years of my blog were spent baking and eating whatever the hell I pleased. I gained weight from the sheer amount of butter and sugar I consumed. And then I got a little more health conscious and started to actually look at what I was putting in my body. To be fair, I still ate whatever I wanted, but what I wanted were strawberry popsicles made … [Read more...]

Curried Zucchini Noodles with Sweet Potato

Curried Zucchini Noodles with Sweet Potato

Okay so I finally invested in a spiralizer after years of lusting over the beautifully curled vegetable noodles that were gracing the likes of healthy food bloggers on Tumblr and Instagram. I've tried raw zucchini  noodles all but a handful of times, but raw food restaurants are always crazy expensive. I get it, good quality, organic produce is expensive, but hot damn I just want to eat spaghetti without having a food baby afterwards. I was waaaay too excited once I got the spiralizer and I think I ate zucchini noodles for a week straight because all I wanted to do was spiralize … [Read more...]

Fried Apple Rings


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by SweeTango apples, all opinions are my own. Thank you for reading and supporting JSA =) It’s apple season. Instead of making pie, make apple rings instead! When I was younger, I used to be allergic to apples. It was awful. All the kids eating candy apples or caramel apples during Halloween, apple slices and caramel dip, basically the luxury of eating an apple off of the core was something I couldn’t enjoy. I could eat cooked apples as applesauce or in cake, but let’s be real, there’s nothing quite like taking a bite of a fresh apple. Somehow I … [Read more...]