How to: Pumpkin Puree (gluten free, vegan)

Pumpkin Puree 2

Summer is officially over, and while it would be oh-so-easy to lament the shortening of the days and the lengthening of my sleeves (and hemlines), I prefer to celebrate the treasures of the season. I love being able to throw on a cute dress and a pair of flats and be out of the door in 5 minutes, don’t get me wrong, but there is something so wonderful about getting to pull out your chunky knit sweaters, wool tights, and leather boots. It’s so much easier to look stylish when the weather cools down, since layering always makes an outfit more interesting and requires more creativity. Continue reading

Harvest Salad with Tahini-Mustard Dressing (gluten free, vegan option)

Harvest Salad 3

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it. This salad is pretty awesome. As I’m sure you know by now, I’m a huge fan of the meal salad, and this one definitely falls into that category. It’s inspired by the incredible salad I had at Avoca cafe in Belfast, which I mentioned in my first travel post last month. The base ingredients are almost the same, with the addition of some almonds for crunch and some goji berries for sweetness, but the dressing is all my own. This is an incredibly hearty, satisfying, and flavourful salad that will leave you feeling full but not overly stuffed – just perfect for this cool fall weather we’ve been having. And it’s pretty. Continue reading