Creamy Green Smoothie

  I like smoothies that are thick and creamy without being icy. I like topping them with superfoods like hemp or chia seeds, bee pollen, nuts and / or berries. And more often than not, homemade granola. The final result must inevitably be savoured with a spoon and it always feels like such a treat …

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

It occurred to me the other day that my cooking experiments began about 10 years ago, after graduation. University life can be harsh on one’s body and I was no exception. During an enlightening conversation with my mom, I had a breakthrough which led me back to wanting to eat solely whole foods. As I …

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Sweet & Sour Breakfast Salad

Are you a sweet or salty type when it comes to breakfast? Without fail, I choose sweet. Sweet as in yogurt, fruit, granola. Toast with PB&J and sliced banana. Brunch, however, is another story. You’ll never catch me ordering pancakes or waffles in a restaurant. Brunch is for savoury dishes in my book (i.e., runny …

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Edamame & Miso Dip

Last time we talked, life was very hectic to say the least. While I can’t say that everything is back to normal, some things are behind us and I’m grateful for that. Jason and I moved into a new apartment, nearly double the size of our previous place. In the dead of winter, no less. …

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Beyond Greens: Simple Update

Dear friends: I’ve been avoiding this space for the past three months. I hope you forgive me for disappearing without much explanations. Life has been a roller coaster of good and bad news lately. I’ve been meaning to touch base but somehow couldn’t find the words. Because I don’t know where to start, here’s what’s …

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Beyond Greens: The Green Alleys of Montreal

I’m at a loss for words these days—recent news have left me speechless. Things might be a little quiet around here until I regain some clarity. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Until then, I’m sharing with you pictures of Montreal green alleys that were taken last week after a leisurely lunch at Byblos. Montreal, I …

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Sour Cherry Clafoutis

You might wonder if I’ve been cooking with anything other than fruit lately and that’s a fair question. Fruit has indeed been the star of several recent posts, and I can only attribute that to the excitement I feel when I witness its abundance… right in the city. It turns out Montreal is full of …

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Free Microgreens Workshop!

Friends! On July 29, I will be giving a free workshop on how to grow your own microgreens! If you’re in Montreal or in the area, come on over! Space is limited, so please sign up here. Workshop details: No garden? No problem! Come and learn how to grow microgreens indoors all-year round. In just …

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Coconut-Chia Pie with Seasonal Berries

As I progress through my very first gardening season (and more recently started foraging), I am adapting to eating a lot more with the season exactly as it evolves. While that may sound very basic, it’s not something that most urbanites are used to (not having access to land and shopping in grocery stores where seasons …

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Beyond Greens: Foraging

Foraging is a nice word. I love its meaning and what it represents. In French, Google translates it to “recherche de nourriture” and it makes me laugh. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that doesn’t seem to hold the same meaning as foraging. People can search for food in their own pantry, at the market, in the …

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