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* crickets * Hello? Is anybody there? I still am! Okay, so it's been quiet around these parts for nearly a YEAR. Oops. Sorry. My bad. I got a dog and then everything suddenly became about this squishy little seal of an animal and I got out of the habit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Just a Bit of Salt
"I love her and that's the beginning of everything." - F. Scott Fitzgerald I have to admit, I am every walking cliche right now. I am so in love that I can't wipe the smile off my face and need to be with my love all the time. The one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
FINALLY. The first official day of fall is upon us and it's about darn time. Sweater weather, pumpkin flavour everything, and leaves crunching under boots. Yes, I'm practically a walking cliche during fall but I just love it so much. It's out first fall in Toronto and every walk in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Ingredients: (makes 2 small salads) 2 large vine tomatoes 1 block organic extra firm tofu 10-12 basil leaves 2 garlic cloves, finally minced just a bit of salt freshly ground black pepper balsamic vinegar optional olive oil Directions: 1. Open up your tofu and drain any excess water. Lightly pat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
It's been a busy weekend! Between the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival, spin classes and work it's hard to believe it's Sunday night already. But alas, I didn't want to skip my weekly post, so here's a quick one that really hit the spot on a treat I've been craving: Bubble... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
It's the last weekend of summer. I've got to say, I'm pretty happy about that. As much as I'll miss this wonderful peach season fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Fall layers, warm savory dishes that make the house smell like the holidays, and of course, pumpkin flavored... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Brigid Towler is now following Elise <3's Pixels & Sunshine
Aug 29, 2013
Thank you so much, Elise!
It's that special time of year when some awesome fruit is in season. I was really happy to find some beautiful mission figs this week and do a little fancy sandwich work with classic fig pairings. Much love to Ace Bakery for the complimentary baguette. These sandwiches were a nice... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
First off, let's talk business. The blog you're looking at has new name: Just a Bit of Salt. Feels right, doesn't it? There's the old say “The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea." I figure that applies one step further as a little bit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Are we noticing a trend here? This is not my first, not even second post about breakfast that tastes like dessert. As much as I love pancakes, waffles, cinnamon buns and a good old fashioned brunch spread, weekday mornings require something a little less time consuming and a lot less... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Someone pretty cool is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. Mister boyfriend had 2 requests for the day: vegan mac and cheese, a day of movies and video games. "That's it!?" I said, "A million and one things to do in the city and and you just want to stay in?"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Full disclosure, I had big plans to post a recipe for poutine today. After a few hours with a cheesy tofu mush that I was trying to pass off as "curds" I am back to the drawing board. That stuff was a new level of gross. On the bright side,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Okay, so maybe pie for breakfast isn't the healthiest idea, but if you replace the pastry with a light granola and lower the sugar and remove the gluten, it's close… right? Note to self: look up rationalizing in the dictionary. Alright, maybe it's dessert. Or a snack. Either way, this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Have any of you been watching Master Chef this season? Favourite reality show, definitely. Amazing home cooks face off in an American Idol style show down leaving just one standing at the end of the season. The twists, the technique, the challenges and ingredients, it's great fun to watch. Best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Soft and crispy, warm, savory, gooey… pizza. There's nothing like it but these come close. These have the protein of quinoa, the taste of pizza and all the fun of dipping! These would make a great light meal or a snack for two. They're slightly crisp on the outside with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
In my trick or treating candy gobbling days, these chocolatey chewy bites were some of my absolute favorites. This recipe is SUPER easy and uses ingredients your probably already have. Many homemade tootsie roll recipes use powder milk, I could've used soy milk powder here, but that can be tricky... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
The weather is having a bit of fit here in Toronto. We spent last week and the weekend in cozy sweaters wondering if we'd jumped right on in to fall. Luckily, the farmers' markets are in full swing. The tomatoes are fabulous. After weeks of salads for lunch I was... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Matt ran to the convenience store the other day and came back with a mouthful of something and sneakily stuffed a wrapper in the garbage. Nice try buddy. "I WANTED PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!" With a disapproving look I turned to him and said "I can make those, you know." And... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
See what I did there? Holy Crap, have you heard of it? Super delicious, healthy and expensive cereal. It's full of good stuff and inspired this mix which is significantly cheaper to make on your own. A serving is just a quarter of a cup which does not seem like... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Cheese Zombie: (noun) a zombie like state when one has cravings for decadent cheeses. Origin: my kitchen. Cashew cure: (noun) to heal a cheese zombie use this aged vegan cheese. Cover in your desired toppings for maximum effectiveness. Served here with Flax Chia Crackers. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups raw cashews... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
With the weather warming up, a few of my favorite fruits are coming in to season. Here's a quick raw berry cake to keep you cool in the months ahead! Ingredients: Filling - 1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped (divided) 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (plus extra... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
Friday marked the opening of the new restaurant Lisa Marie. Opening in Toronto's Queen West neighborhood, Matt Basile, often known as Fidel Gastro. extends his food truck business with his first restaurant. I've yet to see the place in person but have been fascinated by Matt's creations from the new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
In my dairy eating days, goat cheese was a real favourite of mine. While many like to think about what they'd "miss" if they went vegan, it's more fun to think about all the new ways to enjoy food! Raw nuts are the key to vegan cheeses. Cashews make for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt
I've always been more of a tea drinker, and frankly, am quite proud of my ever growing collection. But with so many neat cafe spots in the city, coffee has been sneaking its way in more and more. Last week Matt and I found ourselves in Green Beanery, where they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Just a Bit of Salt