Miso Pesto Pasta Salad

Pasta salads have their time and place. They flourish when the sun is shining, bathing suits are damp, and friends and family are gathered. Basically, pasta salad is a summer food. Searching for the perfect recipe for your summer gathering? You’ve come to the right place. My Miso Pesto Pasta Salad is sure to please everyone, whether they are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant, lactose-intolerant, or even meat lovers. But what’s best is this recipe celebrates summer produce, making a pesto out of everything green such as kale, basil, and green onions. It’s definitely a fun spin on the classic pesto you are used to, with a delicious umami flavour from miso, instead of parmesan.  Continue reading

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Aquafaba Dark Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba is a pretty magical ingredient in the vegan world. It can be used as a substitute for egg whites because it can be whisked into stiff peaks, similar to meringue. What is it you ask? Aquafaba is the liquid from cooked chickpeas and is readily available in a can. I know, it sounds anything but delicious, but with the right amount of sweetener, it tastes great!  Continue reading

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Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Fresh rolls, also called salad, or summer rolls, are one of my favourite things to eat. They are basically a salad rolled up in a delicious rice wrap. In Vietnamese cuisine, fresh rolls traditionally consist of rice paper wraps filled with fresh vegetables, rice noodles, and a protein such as shrimp or pork, usually paired with a peanut sauce. Vietnamese fresh rolls are delicious but the possibilities of what you can put in a rice wrap are endless. My recipe for Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce are refreshingly delicious and require none of that annoying julienning like you get with other fresh roll recipes.  Continue reading

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Roasted Strawberries & Almond Coconut Cream

Now is the time to enjoy local strawberries from your farmers market. These freshly picked beauties are smaller than conventional strawberries and a deep red hue indicating they’re sweet and juicy. These strawberries are perfectly delicious as is but they are even been when roasted! They become soft, jammy, and even sweeter. Continue reading

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Baked Truffle Fries & Garlic Aioli

Truffle fries are a staple item in many NYC restaurants which has triggered my ongoing craving for them. Because I don’t want to dine out or eat fried food all the time, I took matters into my own hands and created an oven-baked truffle fries recipe that is a wonderful compromise. Also, don’t skip out on making the aioli. It’s freaking delicious and definitely superior to ketchup. Continue reading

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