Granny’s Borscht (Vegan Option)

Tori WesszerDinner, Food, Lunch2 Comments

Growing up in a Ukrainian family, borscht was ALWAYS on the menu…yet somehow I haven’t learned how to make it until now!?  Now, our granny has always been ahead of the curve.  Chickpea brownies?  She was all over it years ago, long before it was hip.  Vegan borscht: yeah, she had that covered too A couple of tips: she used …

Roasted Tomato Basil Capellini

Tori WesszerDinner, Food, Vegetarian2 Comments

Tori from Fraiche Nutrition has done it again … this pasta looks so good I can’t help but drool just looking at it!!! This is a perfect dish to whip up over the long weekend or for a dinner party!! Heck, who am I kidding, it’s a quick and easy recipe for ANY day of the week and any occasion!!! Whoever …

Easter Long Weekend Menu

JillianDinner, Food, Holiday Favourites2 Comments

Every long weekend around here is all about spending time with family, sitting back, relaxing, laughing and EATING good food (not to mention candy on this one in particular!!)!!! If you’re the one hosting a dinner party, you’re probably starting your dinner planning NOW … so food is on the table by the time the guests arrive and you still have …

Toast 9 Ways

JillianAppies & Snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Food, Lunch6 Comments

Toast has always been one of my daily staples. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and can even make a great appetizer for guests. It all depends on the way that you jazz it up. You can get as creative as you want and adjust anything depending on your taste buds. I have crafted up 9 of my favourite toasts, …

Vegan Chopped Mexican Kale Salad

Tori WesszerDinner, Food, Vegetarian2 Comments

Hi everyone, if you don’t already know me, I am Tori Wesszer of Fraiche Nutrition and I will be taking over Jilly’s blog today. Are you tired of the same old kale salad? Taste buds, meet the Mexican Kale Salad. Packed with outrageous flavor, you will completely forget that you’re eating ‘clean.’ You can substitute sugar or another similar sweetener …

Italian Grilled Cheese

JillianDinner, Food, Holiday Favourites, Lunch, Vegetarian1 Comment

Every weekend in the winter I crave the ultimate comfort food … grilled cheese. Last weekend though, I tried something a little different and put an Italian twist on it. The combination of juicy tomato, cheesy goodness and herbs in between two thick slices of Villaggio Toscana is like an explosion in your mouth. Yes, a classic grilled cheese always hits …

How I Survived Yesterday

JillianBreakfast, Dinner, Food, Lunch22 Comments

As some of you may know I participated in the Live Below The Line Challenge yesterday to raise awareness for Raising the Village. 1.2 billion people in this world are living “below the line”…every 3.6 seconds, another person dies from starvation, most of them under the age of 5. SO, yesterday I joined forces with Raising the Village and for …

Food Lover’s Cleanse

Tori WesszerBreakfast, Dinner, Food, Lunch10 Comments

Well … it’s that time of year again … the transition after those New Years resolutions are starting to fizzle out. BUT summer is catching up to us quickly!!! The muffin tops are starting to return, the thighs are rubbing and your skin looks like an old ball of dough with the changing of season. Everyone is taking measures to …

Food Friday: Coconut Chicken Curry

JillianDinner, Food4 Comments

Happy Friday…and Food Friday at that!!!! I know that I’ve posted about this recipe before but it is honestly SO good that I have to share it again. I just made it again this week and was still in awe with how amazing it tasted. Both Justin and my taste buds and tummy’s were SO satisfied!!! It’s so quick and …