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Easy Super Bowl Recipe: Black Bean Chili Dip


There was once a time in my life when I sat through long, cold football games pretending to know what the hell was going on. After uprooting my life in New Brunswick and moving to Ontario with my mom, I was the new girl at a new high school where I met the man I […]


Dinosaur Dill Crunch Salad with Salt & Vinegar Chickpeas


The healthy dinner recipes continue… I’m happy to report that as of December 30th, I finished off my cabbage that haunted me for almost 2 months in my fridge. 2 months. I think I’ve discovered the fountain of youth because cabbage just won’t die! Plus, I really didn’t want to bring this “cabbage baggage” with […]


Top 5 Salad Recipes of 2011


      Last night, as I was eating my 4th holiday cookie in a row dunked in Holly Nog, I started to think about salad. and Green Monsters. Funny  how that works, eh? and then my thoughts drifted back to more holiday cookies. So I ate the last Chocolate Chip Cookie with toasted pecans (sorry Eric) […]


Spicy Curry Butternut Squash Hummus and Aloo Matar


I don’t know about  you, but I’m cold. My fingers haven’t been a normal temperature since September. Yesterday, I decided I was going to be a tough Canadian girl and head outside for a run just after sunrise, despite the fact that it was only about –4C. If you know me, you may know that […]


Vegan Holiday Dinner Ideas + A New Recipe


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 […]


Creamy Roasted Tomato, Garlic, & Onion Coconut Soup


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 […]


How To Roast Garlic


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Stuffed Mushroom Phyllo Roll & Mango Kale Salad


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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