Meal Planning & Budgeting

I consider myself a meal planning and grocery budgeting dynamo of late, as I’ve been challenging myself to save as much cash and time as possible in the realm of groceries and food preparation. By putting more effort and paying attention to all the little details – I was able to reduce my grocery spending by about…

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Espresso Crinkle Cookies

I finally have a moment to bake some cookies and sit down to post it for you guys – but unfortunately I have nothing else new or exciting to report. It’s another grey fall day here in Toronto, and the balcony is loaded with planters overflowing with brown decaying plants and shriveled peppers. Every autumn…

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Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

I love making my dressings and vinaigrettes from scratch but I sometimes find myself making the same old thing over and over. Boredom. Vinaigrettes are great for leafy vegetable salads, sure, but they’re also great to add to roasted potatoes, grain salads, pasta dishes, as meat marinades, or drizzled over your favorite buddha bowl. Anything really.…

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Quiche

I love all things flaky and I believe all things are made delicious if you just put an egg on it, so quiche is a winner in my book. Warm and extra cheesy for the winter, or veggie-licious with a salad in the summer, quiche always works. At least for me. It’s also pretty hard to…

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Baked Empanadas

A healthier version of your favorite fried empanadas, these ones aren’t too difficult and you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. I’m hosting dinner for some friends tonight and I’ve been slaving away in the kitchen since I got up this morning. Why did three different fillings sound like a good idea?! While the…

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