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Vegan Holiday Dinner Ideas + A New Recipe

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One of my frequently asked questions around this time of the year is always, “What vegan recipes can I make for my upcoming holiday meals that will impress the skeptics?” Eating vegetarian, vegan, or other special diet can be challenging, especially around the holidays. It doesn’t help matters when “Uncle Joe” is ranting and raving […]

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Creamy Roasted Tomato, Garlic, & Onion Coconut Soup

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It’s the first day of Fall and I know exactly what you need. A Snuggie, so you and your family can snug on the couch watching all your new favourite Fall shows. That poor dog. Why do I get the feeling that you are all sitting at your computer right now with one on? Don’t […]

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How To Roast Garlic

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Once upon a time there was a girl who desperately wanted to roast garlic. She kept hearing wonderful things about roasted garlic… “It’s like a buttery spread” “It’s sweet and mellow and not overpowering” “I eat it when I feel a cold coming on.” “I eat it roasted straight from the head! I’M CRAZY!!” This […]

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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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Ultra Creamy Red Pepper Hummus & How To Roast Peppers

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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 […]

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Stuffed Mushroom Phyllo Roll & Mango Kale Salad

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Don’t we all want a fancy smancy meal that doesn’t require hours in the kitchen? I know I do. Meet Phyllo dough. It’s here to bring back the fancy in your life! Cuz we need it. And I don’t mean Circa 1982 pink carpet fancy either… Any takers? lol. Phyllo (also spelled fillo or filo) […]

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Cheezy Hummus

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I was out running by 6:30am this morning trying to beat this crazy heat wave we’re experiencing here in Southern Ontario. It was a cool and crisp 15 Celsius…the perfect morning for a 4.5 mile run! I was glad to get out there early because the temperature quickly rose to 30 C by noon. I […]

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Long Weekend Recipe Round-Up

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I don’t know about you, but I equate long weekends with a time to celebrate awesome food and drink with friends! The weather is sunny and HOT, so we hope to be outside as much as we can and also keep our meals fresh and light. Here are some recipes that I recommend for Canada […]

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High Protein Quinoa Almond Berry Salad

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This weekend, we went on our first summery hike of the year. The weather was warm and the sun was shining. It was our first hike of the year that we didn’t think we were going to: 1) freeze to death, or 2) sink 3 feet deep in the mud. I didn’t even need a […]

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Mom’s Request: Mushroom Barley ‘Risotto’

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Monday was my mom’s last day here so I treated her to a manicure for Mother’s Day and also made her a special meal by request. In return, she organized the back hall closet and laundry room for me. I think she is trying to shape me into a civilized home owner. ;) It was […]

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