Savour Stratford

I am so grateful to have had the honour of taking the Toronto Star Culinary Stage at the Savour Stratford festival in Stratford, Ontario, following the likes of some of Canada’s top award-winning chefs from Chuck Hughes to David Rocco to Vikram Vij. Notably, I am thrilled to have been the first vegan  [Read More]

CTV Summer Grilling

CTV’s Marci Ien and I had a great time grilling vegan bbq goodness on Canada AM. It’s always a pleasure to take wholesome, organic, plant-powered food on air where there is a large audience. Obviously, it’s great fun for me as I love entertaining, and good for business, but my true intention is to inspire  [Read More]

Gone NOT Fishin

We’re going on holidays! The Public Kitchen will be closed from Wednesday July 30th until the morning of Thursday August 7th, when we will reopen with a full fridge stocked, once again to serve and nourish you with the best the season has to offer. We will not be at the Brickworks Farmers’ Market on August  [Read More]


My Sunday Summer Brunch Menu starts this weekend at the Public Kitchen.

Yes, it’s vegan, wholesome and organic.

Yes, there are many options without soy.

Yes, there are plenty of choices that are made without nuts.

Yes, you will be very happy if you avoid gluten.

Yes, there are lighter options.

Yes, there are heartier options.

Yes, I have a kids’ menu.

Yes,  [Read More]

canada day

On Tuesday July 1st, we will be closed, honouring Canada Day with an organic green juice and probably some of my soon-to-be famous (my hope!) vegan burgers.  We will be open all weekend, including on Monday June 30th, so please come by for pick-up, take-out, our new Summer Sunday Brunch Menu, and  [Read More]

Canada AM3

Instead of my usual (very) early start to the day in my Public Kitchen, I had the joy this morning of being in the Canada AM Kitchen with Beverly Thomson. Our segment was all about quinoa, starting off with my tip on how to make the perfect quinoa – every time. Even with the  [Read More]


Our local food is here – with more organic goodness arriving from our incredible farmers every day!  It’s a wonderful time of year, and many of my dishes are inspired  by what is best each week. Please come and find me at Brickworks Farmer’s Market and enjoy breakfasts, lunches, a cold smoothie or take home  [Read More]


This Sunday, June 1st, I’ll be at the Niagara Veg Fest in downtown St. Catharines, celebrating the many benefits of a plant-based lifestyle with the community, many great exhibitors, vendors, and speakers from the Niagara region and beyond.

I will be doing a Raw Demo at 12:45pm at the Speaker’s Stage behind City  [Read More]


I am beyond delighted to have just signed a contract for my third cookbook, that will be a collection of 500 recipes (yes, 500!) – all vegan, all gluten-free, of course, wholesome and healthy and yes! due to your request, there will be sauteeing, baking, simmering, roasting, boiling, braising, searing and more important plant-powered techniques.

Here’s  [Read More]

Kitchen to Car Sign

Whether you’re in a rush, on the way to the cottage, have kids buckled into the back seat, it’s pouring rain – or snowing, or you just have the time to get out of your car, you no longer need to – I am determined to make eating Real Food, fast and convenient, too. My  [Read More]

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