Elgin street diner

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Hey friends! Time for some more Ottawa restaurant recommendations ~~ The other night, Ian and I stopped at an absolute Ottawa classic – Elgin Street Diner.

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This is the best known diner in Ottawa, having been around since over 22 years ago. It’s open 24 hours a day, and serves breakfast all day!

Now – this place isn’t the most vegan friendly, but it is an Ottawa must-do. They do have a lovely veggie burger,which I’ve enjoyed on many occasions.



I need more pictures of this very aesthetically pleasing place – it’s like an old timey diner! They also have great coffee, and their fries are amazing.

It’s basically the perfect spot for comfort food at any time of day or night.



So – what’s your town’s best diner?

Charity Pot

Hey everyone! Just your favourite vegan here speaking some awesome vegan knowledge. Are you gearing up for St. Patty’s?

Today I’ll tell you all about one of my favourite Lush products, charity pot. There are so many things about this hand cream that make it great – it smells lovely (and neutral, for those of you who don’t particularly like scented products), but it makes your skin amazingly soft. You hardly even need to use any – it’s a treat.

Ottawa’s Best Independent Coffee

Hey guys! I’m here today to talk to you about coffee – I don’t know about you, but coffee is a treasured treat to me. Although I have heavily cut down on my consumption of it (side note: I did this because it reduced my anxiety very much. I sooo recommend this), I still love it, and have it every now and then. And since it’s so occasional, I like to get quality drinks.

My relationship with coffee started very young: coming from a Greek family, I remember my uncle giving me sips of coffee as early as age 5, and making me coffee of my own at 7. (I know this sounds completely irresponsible, but trust me, it was all done while considering my age). I don’t ever remember feeling like I actually needed it, but I loved the taste from very early. My love for it only intensified this part year, after I spent a year working at Starbucks and learning about the logistics of it.

Taking Toronto

Hey everyone! How’s the week been?

For this post I thought I’d finally get around to writing about our trip to Toronto last month.  My band (The Monotymes) recently was asked to play a festival in Toronto at Nocturne Bar. Between driving there, eating, and leaving early for classes and work tomorrow, we didn’t have all that much time to explore the city – but that didn’t stop us from having a great time!

Tofu Scramble

Hey all! How’s everyone doing?

Today,  I want to share one of my very favourite recipes with you – my tofu scramble. Full disclosure, eggs have been one of the hardest animal products for me to give up; I grew up eating them most days, I have fond memories of my grandmother making them for me everyday when I was very young, and that habit followed me into my university life. But when I found out the atrocities that go on in egg farms, I decided I had to stop. It’s been very difficult, and at times my motivation wavers, but finding delicious alternatives is what keeps me dedicated. Now, I didn’t invent this recipe from the ground up – it’s more like a mash up of many others I’ve encountered. This was one of the very first recipes I tried as a vegan alternative, and while it’s not quite the same as a sunny side up eggs, it pretty much satisfies my craving for scrambled eggs or egg sandwiches. 

Thundersnow Bath bomb

Hey everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today I’m going to let you about …. drum roll… yet another amazing Lush product! You’re shocked, I know. I never even saw this one coming.

Anyway. You all know I love bath bombs – and what better way to relax during exam season than with an amazing smelling bath bomb? This is a bath bomb I got around Christmas time, and I’m fairly sure it was part of their Christmas season products. It’s called Thundersnow!

Pure Kitchen

Hey everyone! Time for another vegan Wednesday! *imagine theme music here*

Not long ago, I had a craving (for weeks) to visit one of my favourite spots in Ottawa – Pure Kitchen. I think maybe I’ve written about Pure Kitchen before, but I’ll tell you about it anyway. Pure Kitchen is a mostly vegan / vegetarian option available restaurant on Elgin St. It was one of the very first vegan spots I tried here and I fell in love with it immediately. Their food is always delicious, and they have a constantly changing menu so there are always new things to try.


Hey everyone! How’s it going ?

Last time I talked to you guys about the first part of our Montreal trip – the bouldering. This time I’ll talk to you about everything we did! I’ll just start by saying how excited we were for this trip – the news predicted -40 weather, aaaand we still went. It was cold. So, so cold.