Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

So begins the time of the year when it’s totally acceptable to have a freezer bursting with cookies. There’s always something on hand for unexpected guests, not to mention evening nibbles while cozied up in front of the TV, which we’ve been kinda glued to lately (oops). My friends and family are about to be […]

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2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

Here is a sobering fact to start the work week: Home Alone 2 was created 20 years ago. Twenty. [source] I know some of you reading weren’t born before 1992, but for the rest of us…..ahhh, indeed! That means, Home alone 1 was created 22 years ago. Ummm….stop that. Stop it right now. Eric and […]

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup

Can winter fare be both vibrant and comforting? I think this colourful soup is proof that it can. Sometimes it feels difficult to pack in as many bright coloured vegetables and fruit into one’s diet this time of the year, but it’s certainly possible. Just think of all the bright colours in season right now […]

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How To Make a Reusable DIY Advent Calendar

I don’t really consider myself a crafty person, but I feel like I unleashed my inner crafting goddess this past weekend! Even though I started to lose steam about 30 minutes into this project (my typical short attention span), I persisted on and ended up with a fun advent calendar that can be reused for […]

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Homemade Mocha Nutella (Vegan, Refined-Sugar Free)

When I have great ambitions to re-create a favourite food product at home, it usually takes the right moment of inspiration to push me along. Or, it simply takes remembering to snap the photos before the husband and I eat the entire batch (such was the case with my vegan cookie recreation from Zephyr Café…doh). […]

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Back On Track Green Monster (Banana-Free)

Aside from my current career in the food business, many of you may not know that I also moonlight as a Barber. The job is not to be taken lightly as it requires a fine attention to detail and precision, something I have no place in assuming much skill. However, I’ve had some practice in […]

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Vegan Holiday Recipes + My Tips For Navigating the Holidays as a Vegan

While many of you in the US are putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving plans, many of us Canadians are already starting to think about our December menus. Here are some of my favourite vegan holiday recipes that could suit many holiday meals, or perhaps simply a comforting dinner on a cold night! See […]

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Herb & Cheese Drop Biscuits… with a secret ingredient!

Last week, I set on a mission to create a quick and easy biscuit recipe free from shortening, butter, or lard. In terms of easy biscuit recipes, I knew a drop biscuit would fit the bill. When I’m making a meal around the holidays the last thing I want to add to my list is […]

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6 Foods I’m Loving Lately + Glo Bar Giveaway For A Cause

I can’t say enough how much I love putting these posts together. Maybe I’m just weird, but the first thing I think of when I try a new food is, I can’t wait to share it on the blog. It’s fun to share stuff with you! After spending my teens and early twenties subsisting on […]

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My Go-To Kale Salad

Lately, I’ve had a few requests to blog about some of my favourite quick and easy lunches. This made me laugh at first because many of my lunches involve standing over a stove sampling the recipes I’m testing that day and then inhaling the cold food that’s left on the plate after a long photo […]

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