Vegan Zucchini Brownies

#Vegan Zucchini Brownies by katyskitchen.ca
If you find yourself in the kitchen often, cooking and baking up a storm (something I imagine to be true for most of you, otherwise why would you be reading a food blog?), you probably understand the stress and excitement of cooking and baking for others.

Giving away your baked goods is like giving away a piece of your heart. Cookies, cakes, and brownies are almost always guaranteed to bring a smile to another’s face. Unless of course they are on a diet, in which case you should desperately try to convince them that cookies are much more important.
#Vegan Zucchini Brownies by katyskitchen.ca
Baking requires such precision, careful attention, and some sense of confidence to known when to pull something out of the oven, even when the recipe is yelling at you to wait another ten minutes. Sometimes you just know. Or smell the burning. Either way, you’ve put so much of yourself into this little edible wonder that be you’ll be damned if they don’t like it. That’s where the stress comes in…will they like it?
#Vegan Zucchini Brownies by katyskitchen.ca
But of course, that’s also where the excitement comes in. Because that moment where they put the brownie in their mouth and you see a grin creeping up, you know you’ve done your job. It’s the greatest feeling, really.
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Easy Tomato Tart

Sometimes you just need a winner, and this easy tomato tart was just that.
Easy Tomato Tart by katyskitchen.ca
Even if you enjoy the slow, meticulous process of making your own pie crust, you should take no shame in rolling out a prepared puff pastry dough and getting a tart ready in twenty minutes flat. The less time you spend in you kitchen, the faster this summery dish can get in your belly.
Easy Tomato Tart by katyskitchen.ca
I had to stalk the herb aisle at the grocery store for a couple days to obtain the basil for this one. It turns out that the day I needed it, it was on sale, so naturally the store was out. I had to sweet-talk the produce guy to get him to tell me the delivery time so I could hoard all the good stuff for myself. Turns out I slept in a little the morning of…oops…and there was only one package left. You better believe I snatched it right up!
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