• Food,  Soy Free,  Vegetarian

    Outdoor Entertaining

    I love to do outdoor entertaining, especially in the summer. With the warm weather nothing beats sitting on the patio with friends and family enjoying the sunshine. There is something so much more relaxed about summer gatherings that I absolutely love. When having people over it can be tough to decide what to serve. I’m a big fan of serving cheese plates as there is usually something everyone can enjoy on them and they are quick to assemble. They have a little of everything and are perfect whether you’re hosting a fancier gathering or something a bit more laid back. I typically put out a few different kinds of cheeses,…

  • Dairy Free,  Food,  Gluten-Free,  Soy Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Sangria

    Sangria is one of my favourite drinks, especially in the summer. It’s so fruity and refreshing, making it the perfect drink for a summer evening spent with friends. It’s really pretty and super easy to make. There are so many different ways to make sangria, but today I thought I would share with you my recipe! What you’ll need to make the sangria: A bottle of Apothic Red Wine* ½ cup white rum ½ cup orange juice 1 ½ cups ginger ale 1 orange, sliced 8-10 strawberries, sliced You simply put all of the ingredients into a large pitcher and give them a stir. Refrigerate for a few hours before…

  • Dairy Free,  Food,  Soy Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Black Bean Burgers

    I often struggle with deciding on healthy lunches that leave me feeling satisfied throughout the afternoon. I’m lucky in the sense that I don’t start work until after lunch so I have extra time to spend in the kitchen, but I need something that will keep me full until I get home for a late dinner. I recently tried making these black bean burgers to have at lunch time. They turned out really well, in my opinion, and leave me feeling full throughout the afternoon. I’m not a vegetarian, nor do I have any intention of cutting meat out of my diet, but I don’t necessarily want to eat meat…

  • Dairy Free,  Food,  Gluten-Free,  Soy Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Guacamole

    Up until recently I thought I hated guacamole. I had never really tried it, but I was never an avocado fan and the look of it was just off-putting to me. When I was out for drinks with a friend a few weeks ago she wanted to get guacamole for an appetizer so I decided to actually give it a try. I ended up loving it and since have even made it at home a few times. While I feel like guacamole is more of a summer food, it has been a nice treat in the winter months so I thought I would share my recipe with you guys even…