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How To Spiralize Vegetables (Without A Spiralizer!) + 2 Veggie “Pasta” Dishes

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I’m sure many of you are familiar with spiralizer machines – famous for turning vegetables like zucchini into spiraled, curly, pasta-like strands. I first had zucchini “pasta” a few years ago at a raw food restaurant and I couldn’t get over how similar it was to regular pasta noodles. A spiralizer machine has always been in […]

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Speedy Three-Bean Salad

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One of my favourite things to do is recreate a dish or meal that I’ve enjoyed at a restaurant or purchased in a store.   I’ve recreated the Detox salad and Layered Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing from Whole Foods, the Adzuki Bean & Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad and Pink Flamingo Smoothie from Fresh restaurant, Endurance […]

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Warm Quinoa Salad with 3-Herb Green Sauce

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My weekend consisted of about 20+ hours cooking, baking, styling, and shooting cookbook recipes. It was intense, but luckily I always seem to have a lot of fun when there’s food involved. I managed to cap off the weekend by gouging my middle finger with a processor blade. Middle finger indeed. Side note – Have […]

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How To Prep and Freeze Veggie Burgers: A Tutorial

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One of my goals for August (and onward) is to start making big batches of veggie burgers. I’ve been relying far too much on boxed frozen veggie burgers and the cost really starts to add up. I usually buy Amy’s California burgers and they cost between $6-8 for 4 patties, depending on the grocery store. […]

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Neon Pink Smoothie “Juice”

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When we moved earlier this year, we parted with a lot of household and personal items so we could fit into our new space. Parting with stuff also helped us stage the house – less clutter and personal items translates into a more “showable” house and we had a lot of positive feedback from prospective […]

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Ratatouille-Inspired Summer Veggie Dish

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  Every time we go to the farmer’s market, I always curse myself for not making a list, or at bare minimum, planning a couple recipes to guide my purchases. I always make a list for the grocery store, but for some reason it never occurs to me to make a list for the market. […]

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Falafel with a Twist

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  An unexpected passion that resulted from this blog is, without a doubt, my growing love for food photography. I could talk your ear off about lighting, camera equipment, props, my weaknesses and frustrations, difficult vs. easy subjects, and the best times of day to shoot. I find myself saying things like, “Look how beautiful […]

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Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad

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One of the things I love about summer is that I can eat like a Queen without much effort. Mid July, our crisper is now overflowing with farmer’s market vegetables, none of which need much fuss or strategic planning in order for a memorable meal. Life gets a bit simpler (yet busier) in the summer […]

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Grilled Tofu with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice

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When you can’t get away for vacation, but still want the feeling of a vacation, this dinner is for you! Better yet, have someone make it for you while you sip a margarita. It’s tropical, refreshing, and perfect for those warm summer nights when you want to change up your go-to meals. Plus, you simply […]

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Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burgers & Lightened-Up Crispy Baked Fries

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Are you scratching your head wondering how it’s July like I am? I say this every single year and I never seem to figure it out. If you do, let me know. My Canada Day long weekend was a nice mix of work and play! I spent much of the weekend recipe testing, as I […]

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