Archive for June, 2011

pistachio strawberry cheesecake

June 30, 2011

{photography by me, recipe idea borrowed from here}

I know! So many recipes lately. Kari has been baking up a storm, and this cheesecake was WAY too pretty not to share. Plus, this time I can claim a teeny bit of responsibility for its beauty because I helped put the strawberries on top! hehe
To all you Canadians, Happy Canada Day tomorrow!

xo denj



June 29, 2011

{shorts: F21, sandals: JCrew, cardigan: Aritzia, belt: vintage}

Metallic accessories are always a favourite option of mine, and I’ve been meaning to break-in these sandals I got on sale at the end of last summer. Best feature? You can remove the top ankle strap if you want a different look for a day. I love pieces that can multi-task!

xo denj

portobello burger

June 23, 2011

{photo by me}

My little sister and I have recently decided to go veggie, for various reasons that I won’t get into, but I will say that we are having so much fun trying out new recipes and options! This is a recipe for a portobello mushroom burger – it was our first attempt and we were so pleased with the results! They were substantial, filling, and flavourful, and I would definitely make them again! (they were SO SO much better than the frozen veggie burgers from the grocery store… which I guess should be obvious because homemade things always are…haha)

Anyways! The recipe below is basically from THIS website. We made a few changes along the way by adding more fresh spices, using portobello mushrooms, and adding a few almonds along with the walnuts.  Enjoy!

3/4 cup (185 mL) chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) olive or canola oil
3 cups (750 mL) sliced mushrooms
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 19 oz. (540 mL) can lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tsp. (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. (2.5 mL) thyme
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley, basil, and chives

In a large dry skillet, toast the nuts over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Set them aside. Add the oil to the skillet and sauté the mushrooms and onion for about 5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes, until all the moisture has evaporated.

Put the mushrooms and onion in the bowl of a food processor along with the lentils, Worcestershire, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until the mixture is well blended. Transfer it to a bowl and stir in the bread crumbs and parsley (if using).

Shape the mixture into patties and fry them in a little oil in the same skillet set over medium heat. Cook until they’re golden and crusty on both sides, flipping them as you need to.

xo denj

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new! neons and ombres

June 22, 2011

Hi girlies! I’ve updated my ETSY shop – these babies wanna be yours!

xo denj

avocado quinoa salad

June 21, 2011

{photos by Kari}

One upon a time, my  old roommate Robin (aka. thehungrybirdie) introduced me to Quinoa (said Keen-wa) salad and I’ve been rather obsessed ever since. It’s so easy to make, extremely good for you, but mostly just so delicious! AND there are countless ways to serve it.  Anywho, my little sister made this particular batch with a recipe from I’ve been slightly obsessed with this website lately: it is absolutely packed with amazing yummy and healthy ideas like avocado smoothies, sounds crazy but it was so so good! You can find this quinoa recipe HERE

xo denj

zig-zag neon

June 20, 2011

{top and skirt: Durumi, watch: unknown, bracelets: LaurenElan}

I’ve been loving all things neon lately – it just feels so right for summer! (and FINALLY we’ve been getting a bit of summer like weather too!)

xo denj


June 15, 2011

{shorts: Next (UK), tank and cardi: Aritzia, flats: DVF, bag: MBMJ, locket and sunnies: H&M}
photography by me and Kari 

Yep! You read that right – those little bow covered bottoms are shorts! I fell in love with them last spring while I was in London and had to tromp all over the city to find my size! Totally worth it.

xo denj

OTM Webzine Feature!

June 13, 2011

{image courtesy of, photography by}


Hi lovelies!
This is a little sneak peek of my feature in the Summer Issue of OFF THE MAP Webzine – Out today!
It was such an amazing experience and I had so much fun at the shoot – Thank you to the OTM team!
Check out the full issue HERE

xo denj


June 9, 2011

{1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or visit my pinboards on pinterest}

xo denj

denim days

June 8, 2011

{jeans: Joe Fresh, loafers: Asos, blouse: F21, bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs}

Hi gals!
An old friend of mine, Sarah recently moved to Vancouver and started a blog! She’s so lovely and sweet and you all need to go visit her and show her some love! In other news, I’m slightly obsessed with these jeans from Joe Fresh. They were only $39! They are so comfy and I love the lighter denim for summer.

xo denj

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