Iron Woman Gingerbread Smoothie


Before I became a vegan, I never really put much thought into getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. When I was struggling with an eating disorder, I would restrict my calories to an unhealthy level, exercise intensely 7 days a week, and eat mostly processed ‘fat-free’ foods. When my body couldn’t take the […]


Long Weekend Grilled Salad


As much as I love Fall, the dog days of summer are still so bittersweet. And a bit awkward. Early September you can find me… Wide-eyed in horror after an orange leaf spotting Complaining of the heat and humidity while I rip off a layer of sheets in bed So far resisting the urge to […]


Honeymoon Photography: Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul was by far one of the most memorable cities that we visited. With a population of over 13 million people, the city was bustling with life and energy everywhere we went. If I could describe the city in one word it would be: Artistic. We started off in beautiful Old Istanbul and waited in […]


Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto


We haven’t been this excited about a dinner recipe in a long time. Probably not since the 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta, which Eric said – in between shoveling this pasta in his mouth – is “not as good as this roasted tomato pesto recipe”. I didn’t believe it, but after tasting and then devouring […]


Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


On Friday, I posted this little teaser on my OSG Facebook wall… I wrote, “Starting the long weekend off right!” Chocolate Chip Cookies & almond milk > Beer Then you begged and pleaded for the recipe and I left you in agony for 6 days while I was busy dipping these cookies in almond milk […]


Ultra Creamy Red Pepper Hummus & How To Roast Peppers


Lately, I’ve been doing everything in my power to use up my garden vegetables. Over the past week I’ve been enjoying Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto, Long Weekend Grilled Salad, Kale Chips, cucumbers and hummus, Weekend Glow Kale Salad, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. To balance out the vegetables of course. This end of season bounty reminds […]


5 Make-Ahead Vegan and Gluten-Free Lunches: Part 1


Last week, a blog reader, Mary, asked me if I could put together a post on healthy lunches that could be made ahead of time. I thought it was a great challenge for back to school, so I got to work planning! I spent a few days coming up with different lunches that could be […]


5 Make-Ahead Vegan & Gluten-Free Lunches: Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of my Make-ahead lunch series!  For Part 1: Sunday Prep + Monday & Tuesday’s Lunches, see this post. Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback in my first post! I guess I’m not the only one who has been eating the same lunch for the past several weeks, months, years… ;) This […]


5 Favourite Hot Oatmeal Recipes


There’s a chill in the air. Actually, that’s a lie because it’s quite warm outside as I write this post. I’m in a tank top and shorts right now! Hardly Fall temperatures, but then again it’s still summer for another week. However, tomorrow morning is supposed to be a classic Fall morning- crisp, 8C, sunny, […]


Slow Cooker Apple Butter 911


I’ve always loved teaching. When I was a young girl, I used to play school with my stuffed animals and any friends that I could trick into being a student in my class. I made an Attendance List (the students didn’t always show up on time!) and I taught math, writing, art, and deep life […]


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