You Cannot Make Me Hate

A few weeks ago, I subscribed to The Guardian. Read more news, Em, get smart, she said to herself, still in the habit of self talk and third person perspectives after four months in the northern outback of an Alberta lookout tower. I thought that if I was taking more initiative in understanding the ebb…

The Recruitment (IntlWmnsDay2017)

She is the battle front, the sharp eye, and the quick hand. She is the strategist and the disturber, the clean gavel, and the dirty worker purpose just a peace we might never see a peace chasing tides in wake and rolling foam Instead, to shake the earth  and find us under fine cover  in salt water to rich…

The Sound of Drowning

Pale cobalt and cracking until the skin of your lips met your jaw unable to reach an agreement, your mouth clambered for hours in the cold a language spoken by the wind when the sun has left the day Choking, wishing you’d never caught her eye from the ferry deck the railings a cotton bed and…

Kale Chips

So I have this theory: no one actually likes kale chips. And I mean, compared to their delicious potato counterpart, it’s really no competition- but not everyone can eat a bag of Lays, and more to the point, not everyone wants to eat a bag of Lays. Cue the entrance of our green chewy savior….

Banana Bread

I eat a lot of bananas. Unfortunately, I can’t always get to them before they brown, and this has resulted in a rather large pile of suggestively shaped bricks sitting in my freezer. After trial and error with many, many different batters, I finally hit the jackpot. And the jackpot happens to be gluten free….

Almond Flour Biscuits

Now before you start thinking to yourself “who the hell still eats biscuits in this day and age”, let me explain myself. If you’re celiac, gluten-free by choice, or you just want to feel good- plain and simple- there is no more diverse food item than the biscuit. You’ll find this gem under an over-easy…

Lazy Sunday Breakfast

I wake up every morning stupidly excited to have this gluten free breakfast spread to kick start my day. Ingredients: – Half an avocado – Some sort of sweet fruit to balance the flavors – 1 almond flour biscuit – 1 egg – 1/2 teaspoon of nutritional yeast flakes – Salt and Pepper to taste…

Vegan Oh Henry Bars

Just in time for Halloween! Fudge, peanuts, caramel and chocolate- the whole shebang boys and girls. So consider this little adventure a remix of Oh Henry’s. While there are tons of recipes online for “homemade OH Henry Bars”, none of them use the fudge middle (which I mean, just doesn’t make sense, the fudge is such a…

Zero Waste Pumpkin Spice

I’ll spare you the “white-girl, starbucks” jokes and cut to the chase. Pumpkin spice is good shit. Not only is it fundamental for pumpkin pie, but it just compliments about anything baking-wise you could come up with. Pancakes, banana bread, cookies, and muffins- trust me, this spice does it all. But being zero-waste, I had…

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Ok, so a few years ago, a roommate of mine left behind this Pampered Chef caramel sprinkle. The only reason I’m providing the link for this is because I’m pretty sure their caramel sprinkle is the best thing I have ever had on pumpkin seeds. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and despite…

Vegan Shepherds Pie

Okay, so from the feature picture, you can already tell that my mashed potato portions are way off. This was no accident. I love mashed potatoes. Like most of the recipes I feature, they can be modified for different diets. This one, for example, could easily be paleo, without the lentils and with meat instead…

Baked Chick Peas

I’m not sure a recipe gets more simple than this… Except for kale chips. Those were pretty easy too. Ingredients: Canned chick peas, drained, as many cans as your heart desires (with consideration for your supply of pans) Some sort of oil (avocado, olive, etc) Salt, pepper, assorted spices Instructions: Preheat oven to 450. Mix…