A Sampling of Great Edmonton Eateries

Bryan and I like going out to eat (who doesn’t, right?). We had gotten into this bad habit of always going to the same places, though. While I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I will always be a little bit in love with the familiar, I wanted to branch out […]

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A Year Without Junk Food

Summer is a paradoxical time: on the one hand, there is all the “bikini body” bullshit, and on the other, there is a lot of opportunity for drinking a lot of beer and eating a lot of not-so-great-for-you food such as ice cream. I have always had a problem with moderation. I don’t know if […]

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Vegan Challenge: Completed

As of 12:01 AM on Sunday morning, I am officially finished the 7 day vegan challenge! How was it? Well. It was a LOT easier than I had anticipated. It was also harder, if that makes any sense. Harder I expected the challenge to be hard. Going seven days without milk, eggs, or cheese?! It […]

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101 in 1001 – 7 Day Vegan Challenge

Click to Expand. Infographic by Bryan and I have been vegetarians for a year now, for a whole host of reasons, including environmental, health, and animal safety concerns, and more besides. A great resource on the topic is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer. I thought that giving up meat was going to be really difficult, but […]

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Delicious Quinoa Vegetarian Burgers – What’s For Dinner Wednesday


I‘m a big fan of all kinds of different veggie burgers. In my head I’m constantly compiling a list of favourite ones whenever Jessica and I go out for food and I decide to try a new one. Some made with soy, some with lentils. I’ve never had one made with beet before, but there’s […]

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers – Menu Monday


Bye Bye Burgie – Original Recipe from “Crazy Plates“ Broiled portobello mushroom burgers (as in no meat patty, just the mushroomy goodness) with sweet peppers, red onions, and a spicy, chickpea spread   Original recipe that we slightly modified from is from the excellent recipe book “Crazy Plates”, which is full of awesome low-fat recipes […]

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