My name is Amy and I’m a food blogger from the East coast of Canada, residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I live with my lovely sports fanatical boyfriend and our two rescued dogs, Gambit and Rogue.
I studied Textiles, Drawing and Fashion in school, believe it! I’m a proud graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). I have a normal job, with amazing co-workers and a normal life with extraordinary friends.
I love my little family. I have a deep passion for animals (dogs especially), rescue organizations, arts, crafts, textiles and of course, food and wine.
So why the blog?
I have been a Vegetarian for more than half my life and have an incredible passion for food since I was a wee, plump kid. I am in no way a trained chef, I’m self taught and encouraged by my family and friends.
I often get asked for recipes to recreate dishes I’ve made on the fly. As a rule, I usually do not tend to follow recipes. For me, recipes serve as eye-candy coated bits of inspiration that I tailor to my tastes and what I have on hand at the moment. I started this blog humbly as a way to preserve my recipes and share with friends and family. I’m excited to say it’s grown a bit and I love that I can share with so many people! Join me in my quest to answer the new-age question: What do vegetarians eat?
To create a fun and inspirational place for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. To showcase vegetarian and vegan foods and recipes with ingredients that are generally available to everyone. I truly believe in supporting and promoting local farms and businesses wherever you live, and because of that I sometimes use ingredients that are not widely accessible, or are exclusive to Nova Scotia. In those cases. I will always try to provide more accessible options and if you have questions please leave a comment!
Why Vegetarian? or Vegan?
I am a Vegetarian (I eat veggies, eggs and dairy) however I try to limit animal products in my life so I often eat vegan (solely plant-source diet). I do not wear leather, and when I use animal products I make sure they are free-range, cage-free, and locally sourced. Even though I do not tend to list it in my ingredient lists, the produce I use is generally all organic and local or grown in Canada. I strive to lead a cruelty-free lifestyle for many reasons. At the core of most of my beliefs, I am a vegetarian for overall health, animal rights and our shared environment.
What do you post about?
I try to be diverse while staying as local and seasonal as possible. You will see an array of food that stems from everyday eats to more elaborate special occasion foods. Keep in mind, not all vegetarian food is healthy. I do cover recipes ranging from moderate to extremely health conscious as I strive to eat/live well, but I also love to treat myself to super sinful and rich entrees and devilish desserts. It’s about balance people, anyway you want to interpret that.
I always try to incorporate tips and suggestions into my posts that (I hope) may inspire your own creations.
How long have you been blogging?
I started this blog over 4 years ago but have gotten more serious in the past two years so you may notice I am missing photos for some of my posts, or have some inconsistency in the way I write my recipes. I am currently in the process of going through my archives and making changes so I appreciate your understanding as it is a long process.
“I’ve found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example – to lead with your fork, not your mouth.” ~Bernie Wilke, quoted in Joanne Stepaniak, The Vegan Sourcebook, 1998
Thanks for surfing by…
I just wanted to thank you all for the support you have shown as it’s really driven me to continue this blog. I really appreciate all the comments and questions I have received from old friends and new ones. You are all pretty dang awesome!
Oh and one more thing…if you would like to follow me on Twitter to receive weekly food post updates I am @amyarnold16 !
***Please note, photography and writing are solely the property of myself and this blog.*** I would love you to try my recipes, print them, and share them but under no circumstance use my photography for your own use. Thank- you.