Book Club Tuesday: Vegetarian Heartland

Being a vegetarian for almost a decade, sometimes I feel like there is a disconnect between what my heart and emotions want and the food I put into my mouth. The vegetarian versions of classic comfort foods don’t always hold up and often times I’m left feeling like the urge to nourish and comfort through food (and not in that bad way) isn’t really realized. When Vegetarian Heartland by Shelly Westerhausen (of the blog Vegetarian ‘Ventures) arrived in my mailbox I was immediately Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: The Savvy Cook


Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie, p. 183

I know that on the cover of Izy Hossack’s newest cookbook The London Times refers to Hossack as “The new Nigella” but as I’ve cooked from The Savvy Cook over the last few weeks I’ve found myself drawing comparisons between Hossack and Julia Child.  Where Julia Child sought to bring the enjoyment of cooking back, as she refers to, “the servantless Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: The Greenhouse Cookbook

Almond Milk, p. 219

The first time I heard about The Greenhouse Juice Co. was from some Toronto friends. The GJco. had just opened near them and they couldn’t stop talking about their “neighbourhood juice bar.” Could anything sound more wonderful than having an organic juice bar within a stone’s throw of your house? But in my mind Toronto is like that — neighbourhoods full of farm to table shops and restaurants, juice bars, coffee shops, collectives Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Book of Greens

So far I’ve lived in three different parts of Canada and Nova Scotia’s spring seems to come so late! To support this point I observed something interesting one year while visiting Eastern Ontario in May when we flew out then drove back. While Ottawa was beautiful and oh-so-green as we drove further and further east towards Halifax I couldn’t help but notice that the trees became more bare until we hit our own street and the trees were just starting to bud. While it Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Green Kitchen at Home


Banana & Cacao Granola p.75


It’s no secret here that I have a deep respect and admiration for David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, the authors of the Green Kitchen Stories blog as well as countless (well, almost countless) books and two apps.  Having reviewed two of their previous books (to read my review of Vegetarian Everyday click here and to read my review of Green Kitchen Smoothies click here) I could barely wait for the publication of their newest book Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Good Veg

People who frequent my site are (should) be fairly aware that when I started to write cookbook reviews, over two years ago, I wrote them on books I already had and loved. My reviews are passionate because I love to cook (especially from cookbooks) and each review has been based on a mountain of previous knowledge I had about the author and their work because they have been bloggers (with the exception of the Thrive Diet). However, fortune has smiled on me and publishers have seen fit Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Dishing Up The Dirt

What is more provocative than finding yourself face to face with beautiful, seasonal produce? Beets attached to their greens. Spring’s first blush of strawberries. Bushels of apples when autumn comes. When you open your mind (and kitchen) to these possibilities the most truly appetizing and memorable experiences happen. Maybe it’s the first day of Spring or maybe it’s the purpose set forth in Andrea Bemis’ new cookbook Dishing Up the Dirt that has me so excited to be in my kitchen. If you’re unfamiliar with Bemis or her blog, Dishing Up the Dirt (for which her cookbook is named after)  Continue reading