Life · stephnotchef

Buy the peeled garlic

As I’ve been feeling better, I’ve started to get back into the swing of things in the kitchen. I missed it, but I’m still being cautious with my energy. Instead of making elaborate meals from my collection of awesome cookbooks, I decided to do a mini vegan reset where all my shopping lists and recipes were…… Continue reading Buy the peeled garlic

Guest Post

Everyone loves an underdog

Today I’ve got something a little different for you. Two brave, funny, relatable Toronto women contacted me to see if I would mention their new web series on my Twitters. I watched the trailer, and fucking loved it, so I asked if they’d be willing to write a guest blog instead (plus we know I’m lazy  I…… Continue reading Everyone loves an underdog

Dating · Life


I’ve been reading Born to Run (you should read it too, seriously), and it’s surprisingly poignant. Really, I just expected a well-written narrative, and instead I’m having my heart broken daily with prose like this: Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone. Where the fuck did that come from, running book?? That…… Continue reading Runaway

Dating · Friends · Life

Right in the feels

I’ve been having a lot of feels lately, which have resulted in a lot of conversations with my very patient and understanding friends. I had a less than stellar date about a week ago. His first words to me (to be read in a Russian accent): ‘I think you are looking mostly like your picture.’…… Continue reading Right in the feels


Born free

Oh, hello there! It's been a while. I know, it's my fault, I'm sorry. Let us move on, shall we? I have a confession: I'm not very good shit with money. I've never been what one would call frugal, haven't had much use for budgets, and this has been my way of dealing with my… Continue reading Born free

Dating · Friends · Life

I need an adult

I have a confession to make: dating makes me uncomfortable. First dates and all their akwardness are fine, but the actual dating phase — one person, multiple dates — really throws me off my game. Dating is weird. I’m not used to this whole ‘get to know a stranger and see if you like them,’…… Continue reading I need an adult