This apple crumble with almond crust is brought to you by mine and Grace’s obsession with fall. We recently embarked on what we liked to call a “foodie fiasco”. That is to say, we made a lot of recipes over the weekend. All of which were autumn themed. Now, you lovely people get to reap the benefits.
Fall is here! As such, my bestie, roommate and ofttimes collaborator got super excited about making an autumnal breakfast. In fact, we were so excited about the arrival pumpkin spice and orange coloured foods that we designed two beautiful breakfast options for you.
Firstly, we have the hearty pumpkin spice bowl by Grace Doyle. This bowl tastes like pumpkin pie for breakfast. It is way too delicious. The raw oats, crunch seeds, nut butter and dried berries will give you lots of energy for a busy fall day. It also takes about one minute make so if you’re student in search of a healthy, quick autumnal breakfast, this will do the trick.
Secondly, we have my whole wheat pumpkin pancakes with orange zest. These are also fairly hearty because they’re made with oat milk and pumpkin. Most of all, they will keep you feeling full and satisfy your morning sweet tooth. They are delicious served with nuts, seeds, coconut, maple syrup or coconut whipped cream. Toppings are basically the best part of pancakes so don’t hold back.
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One evening, a few weeks ago, my bestie and I felt like baking ourselves a treat. So we went in search of a simple baking recipe that even the most incompetent of bakers could follow. Baking is not our forte due to lack of precision on our parts. During our search, we came across Detoxinista’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars and decided to give them a try.
I met small-scale grower Kaycee Simuong when she was on exchange at my university several years before she got into farming. We went to a Canucks game with some friends and saw one another at the occasional party. Needless to say, I did not think she would pursue farming as a career. I didn’t think anyone I knew would pursue farming as a career. Years later, I have come to know this strong, intelligent woman much better and farming seems like a good fit.
I was recently introduced to the work of Defne Inceoglu, a talented young artist, from St. Catharines, Ontario. I was immediately attracted to her animal rights watercolours, which she describes as humorous and insightful, and knew I wanted to feature them on my blog.
One of my least favourite things to do is telling people I am vegan. After all, I can usually count on a bowl of hummus or a coincidentally vegan dish, like an heirloom tomato fennel salad, presenting itself at most social events that involve food. Sometimes I bring my own dish if I know the meal will be meat-centered or if the host will feel embarrassed if they have little to offer me.
This raspberry mint iced tea is much better after sitting in the fridge overnight to let all the flavours bloom. I poured myself a glass about ten minutes after preparing it and it was slightly tart with very subtle undertones of mint and thyme. The following day, however, you could really taste the mint, raspberry and thyme. Some of the sweetness from the fruit seemed to seep in overnight as well. You could easily turn this drink into a killer cocktail with a splash of rum. It could also be good in slushie format on a really hot day. Rather than allowing the raspberries to thaw in the jug you could blend everything up with some ice. That may water down the flavour though so use strong tea and plenty of raspberries.
In any case, time is running out for cool refreshing beverages. So make a delicious jug of iced tea and run to your back deck or porch to soak up those last rays of sunshine. Fall is almost upon us. Cannot wait to make a million pumpkin flavoured foods! I whipped up some beautiful pancakes that I cannot wait to share with you guys. In the meantime, like my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram @diningtoknow to keep up with my cooking. Happy Labour Day Weekend!
This sweet potato stew is one of the many vegan dishes I whipped up at the cottage last week. Every year, my family rents a cottage in the little town of Westport. I have been away for the past few years and therefore have not had the opportunity to go. While it was certainly a lot of time with the little kids, it was also a time to relax, unwind and come up with some new recipes. This hardy stew is definitely a keeper with autumn right around the corner.