No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Torte

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Since I made my chocolate avocado tortes (see no bake version and cooked crust version), they quickly became a favourite warm weather dessert – cold, decadent, and also two of the 21 most popular dessert recipes on the blog in 2011. The avocado is masked by the chocolate and creates a cream-like texture, richness, and […]

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Victoria Day Long Weekend: The Food & Photos!

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Last Victoria Day long weekend, Eric and I were busy working on our house. He was trying to figure out how the heck to build his first deck and I was trying to figure out how the heck to plant my first vegetable garden and weed an acre of land. One year later, we are […]

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Gooey Banana Bread Batter Instant Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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As I was flipping through Let Them Eat Vegan the other day (yup, still obsessed), I came across an interesting way to prepare steel cut oats. Dreena’s “Instant Steel Cut Oats” caught my eye because it claimed I could enjoy a hot bowl of steel cut oats in just minutes. I love steel cut oats, […]

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How I Spent The First Day of My 29th Year

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My birthday started off in the best way possible…with a bouquet of my favourite flowers. I almost never buy flowers, so when we have them in the house it’s such a treat. My favourite flower is the peony and I also love chrysanthemums, so Eric put both of those into the bouquet. A girl could […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Scratch!

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Just in the nick of time, I ended up thinking of a few things to make for my get together on Saturday. I worked hard all afternoon and of course made a complete disaster of the place. Is it ever possible not to make a disaster just before hosting a party? Don’t think so. Not […]

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Easy One-Bite Pizzas with Loaded Pizza Sauce

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I’m the type of person who racks my brain forever before I can think of anything decent to make my family and friends when we’re having a party or get together. Or better yet, I put off meal planning as long as possible until I find myself at the grocery store rushing around in a […]

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All Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner & My Exercise Routine

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I feel like so many of my posts have started out with… “On Facebook, I asked you about x,y, and z and you gave me 5 gazillion suggestions.” Well, you’ve done it again. Do you charge a fee for this service? Maybe we can put it on my tab… =) This time, I pestered you […]

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3 Ready-in-a-Jiffy Warm Weather Snack Recipes!

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I’ve grown to love the month of May. Weather wise, we just don’t know what we’re going to get. Some days it’s warm and sunny and other days it’s rainy and cool. Evening walks usually require a light jacket…or sometimes a heavier one when it’s raining and chilly… Watching the days get longer and longer […]

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Lightened-Up Sundried Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta

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Don’t you love when you discover a new food that blows your mind, despite the fact that others have been raving about it for ages? Some of mine: Avocado (I “hated” avocado until I ate my face off w/ guacamole in Mexico, 2007) Mushrooms (anyplace, anytime) Beets (raw, cooked, juiced, I like them all) Tofu […]

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Crazy Woman Chocolate Blender Pudding

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This 60-second recipe happened as a result of a major chocolate craving over the weekend. If PMS is good for one thing and one thing only it’s for inspiring many of my favourite recipes. This weekend, I was craving this secret-ingredient chocolate pudding like a crazy woman, but I didn’t have a couple of the […]

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