7 Portable Travel Snack Ideas + Vida Vegan Con Fun

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I somehow managed to do two things that scare the living daylights out of me – travel alone long-distance and engage in a very large social setting where I don’t know many people. For some, this is no big deal, but when you have bad anxiety the apprehension can feel crippling at times. I made […]

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Super Power Chia Bread (gluten-free)

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Low Sugar, Nut Free, Oil Free, Soy Free

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Tomorrow, I’ll be flying from Toronto to Vancouver and then from Vancouver to Portland, on my merry way to the Vida Vegan Conference! I seriously can’t wait. In my typical fashion, I’ve been dealing with a lot of anxiety about this trip, but I’m sure I’ll be having too much fun to even notice it. […]

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2-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Nut Free

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This frosting is quite possibly one of the best to come out of my kitchen. It’s dangerous in the best way possible – creamy and rich without being overly sweet. I really don’t know how I was able to save enough for the chocolate cupcakes. Best of all, it’s just two simple ingredients: Full-fat coconut […]

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Random Thoughts on my 30th

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Turning 30 shouldn’t feel depressing. After all, I’m entering my 31st year. If there was a time to be depressed it was last year. Don’t get mad at me 29 year olds, I’m only joking. Plus, as my stepdad duly notes, you have two options in life – get older or kick the bucket. Putting […]

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Healthy. Happy. Life. Veggie Girl Power Interview!

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Good morning! I’m popping in today to let you know about a fun interview I did with the lovely Kathy of Healthy. Happy. Life. I’ve been a long-time reader of HHL and I’m continually inspired by Kathy’s enthusiasm for a vegan lifestyle. Her passion oozes out of everything she does from her vibrant photography to […]

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Tropical Pineapple Boozy Baked Oatmeal

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Soy Free

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If Pineapple Upside Down Cake was morphed into breakfast, this would be it. Shredded coconut, rolled oats, pineapple, banana, and a shot of coconut rum for good measure, makes this one of the tastiest oatmeal recipes to ever cross my lips. The coconut rum accents the tropical flavours in the dish, but you can always […]

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8 Things I’m Loving Lately – The Food, Cosmetics, & Hockey Edition

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Two of these posts in less than 1 month? I’m on a roll. Spring, I love everything about you. Let’s get right down to business! 1. Desert Essence Body Wash. This is my new favourite body wash – well, I can’t decide between the Vanilla Chai and Almond scents because they are both delightful. The […]

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Ramblings + A Trio of Cookbooks Giveaway Winner!

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The good news is that my manuscript is submitted to my editor. All 258 pages of it. Holy Crap, holy, crap, holy crap, is what I said to myself when I uploaded it yesterday. I was sweating and my heart was beating fast. This is by far the biggest project I’ve ever taken on, the […]

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A Trio of Cookbooks Giveaway!

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I never thought I’d say this, but I’m in the final days of finishing my cookbook manuscript and handing it in to my editor. After 15 months of testing recipes, writing, and shooting photography, I finally feel like things are coming together. Very, very slowly, mind you. I’ve shot about 50 recipe photographs so far, […]

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Banana Bread Protein Bars

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Oil Free

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Whenever my heart feels heavy, lost, or confused I tend to turn to the kitchen to distract myself. Seeking comfort in food isn’t as bad as those ridiculous diet magazines make it out to be. Food can bring us all together and make us pause to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Sometimes, a big […]

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