How To Spiralize Vegetables (Without A Spiralizer!) + 2 Veggie “Pasta” Dishes

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I’m sure many of you are familiar with spiralizer machines – famous for turning vegetables like zucchini into spiraled, curly, pasta-like strands. I first had zucchini “pasta” a few years ago at a raw food restaurant and I couldn’t get over how similar it was to regular pasta noodles. A spiralizer machine has always been in […]

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Speedy Three-Bean Salad

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One of my favourite things to do is recreate a dish or meal that I’ve enjoyed at a restaurant or purchased in a store.   I’ve recreated the Detox salad and Layered Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing from Whole Foods, the Adzuki Bean & Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad and Pink Flamingo Smoothie from Fresh restaurant, Endurance […]

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Easy Roasted Tomato Pizza with Basil Cashew Cheeze & 2012 VegNews Awards

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Clearly, I’m trying to consume as many tomatoes as I can this month. If there’s a record out there somewhere, I could break it. As much as I like to leave the oven off in August, I’m much more of a roasted tomato kinda girl when it comes down to it. Raw in-season tomatoes are […]

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Warm Quinoa Salad with 3-Herb Green Sauce

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My weekend consisted of about 20+ hours cooking, baking, styling, and shooting cookbook recipes. It was intense, but luckily I always seem to have a lot of fun when there’s food involved. I managed to cap off the weekend by gouging my middle finger with a processor blade. Middle finger indeed. Side note – Have […]

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Portable Baked Oatmeal – Snack Size! Plus, 10 Other On the Go Snack Ideas

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Strange, yet familiar, back-to-school feelings have been making their way into my brain lately. It has been 4 years since I graduated with a master’s degree in social psychology and I’m convinced I will forever feel like a student this time of the year. Sometimes, I wish I could do it all over because I’d […]

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How To Make A Balsamic Reduction + Peaches & Cream Dessert

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Since we’re on the topic of our fears this month, let’s talk about culinary fears. Most of us have a few – those dishes or techniques we’ve been wanting to try in our own kitchen, but haven’t found the nerve. Maybe it’s a pie from scratch, a fresh loaf of homemade bread, or learning how […]

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The Big Three Oh

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    On Saturday, Dave and Ewa hosted a birthday bash for Eric with about 50 of our friends and family. I can’t think of a better way to ring in a 30th birthday celebration. We all had a blast. I managed to lug around my DSLR for the entire day, despite my best efforts […]

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How To Prep and Freeze Veggie Burgers: A Tutorial

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One of my goals for August (and onward) is to start making big batches of veggie burgers. I’ve been relying far too much on boxed frozen veggie burgers and the cost really starts to add up. I usually buy Amy’s California burgers and they cost between $6-8 for 4 patties, depending on the grocery store. […]

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No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars

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PEP cool mint patties were one of my favourite candy bars growing up. Oh, and Junior Mints. And York Peppermint Patties! Gah. And Wonderbars, but that’s another story. Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in my taste buds heaven. Oh, and don’t tell me chocolate and peppermint is only for the holidays…pssshhh, I don’t […]

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Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Muffins

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I never considered myself a big zucchini fan until this summer. Farmer’s market zucchini is what really sold me; before then, I could take it or leave it. I was used to buying small, shriveled up zucchini from the grocery store, so when I tried freshly picked zucchini it was a game changer. My favourite […]

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