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“Battered” Fried Chickpeas & Chickpea Basil Pesto

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This battered chickpea recipe happened completely by accident. Accidents don’t usually happen in my kitchen, unless we’re talking about the bad kind. Like when my processor exploded while making this pesto… Or when the blender decided to erupt, exploding Green Monster lava all over the kitchen. Or those (many) times when I plugged in the […]

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20-Minute Vegan Dinner for Two

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My favourite way to cook is to just grab things from the fridge and improvise. If you asked me to do this 5 years ago, I would’ve looked at you like you had two heads. It gets easier with practice though. Something that used to cause me so much stress is now one of my […]

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21 Vegan Freezer-Friendly Meal/Snack Recipes + My Tips for Freezing

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I’ve had several requests lately for freezer-friendly meal ideas. It must be that time of year! With our little bambino on the way in a couple months, I’ve been making a list of meals I’m going to try to make in advance to stash away in the freezer. It will be a miracle if I […]

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22 Ways To Get Your Vegan Snack Attack On

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It must be snacking season because I’ve had a lot of emails lately asking for some healthy vegan snack ideas and I thought it was a great idea for a post. Many of the recipes below are also some of the most popular snack recipes of 2011, so I will also add this post to […]

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3-Course Vegan and Gluten-Free Holiday Menu – Step-by-step!

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It’s a really good thing that I love to cook because you told me loud and clear that you wanted some help with menu planning. I understand it’s not easy, but now it can be much less stressful. It looks like we’re going to be eating really well for the next few days. No complaints […]

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

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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 […]

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A Feel Good Lunch Bowl

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Even though it’s the dead of winter and all I want to do is crawl under the blankets with some hot cocoa and a chocolate bar, I’ve been making an extra effort to increase my veggie intake. The more veggies I eat, the more chocolate I can have, after all. It’s simple math. Some days […]

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A Mexican Fiesta

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Last night, Ange and Karly came over for dinner and we enjoyed a Mexican themed dinner party! I was looking for a dinner that could be prepared ahead of time and was laid back & fuss-free…Mexican food fit the bill. This week has been insanely busy with bakery orders, so I needed something that would […]

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Adzuki Bean & Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with a Twist

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Last week, I had a meeting downtown and it was the perfect excuse to grab a bite to eat at Fresh restaurant. Whenever I’m in the city I try to pop in for a meal, even if that means eating an early dinner at 4pm and hitting rush hour traffic on the way home. It’s […]

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Back On Track Wheat Berry and Bean Salad

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I deemed that this week is officially my Get Back On Track Week! Over the past few weeks, my eating, exercise, and home life/work routines have been all over the place. Wait, who am I kidding, my life has been all over the place since September actually! My goal for the next few days is […]

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