Herbal Green Monster

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I’m not going to lie, I’m about 1 kale leaf away from turning into a Green Monster. We have a serious overgrowth issue going on in the garden. Meet MONSTER kale…just in time for Halloween… Flashback to May 2011: Madness. The peppers continue to grow even despite this cool and rainy weather! As well as […]

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My Journey to Naturopathy: Part 1

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My first visit with the Naturopath Doctor was exciting. In a 1-hour consultation, I felt like we made more progress with my health issues than the past few years with my regular family physician. My regular family physician tends to dismiss everything I tell him and I feel like I’ve had no resolve for any […]

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Behind The Scenes: Take 2

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It’s time for another round of behind the scenes! For part 1, see this post. Once again, I’m showcasing all of the flops, disasters, forgotten, and so-so recipes I’ve made since July. Only the best recipes get posted on the blog, but I think it’s fun to give you a sneak peek of what didn’t […]

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Detox Salad

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Oil Free, Soy Free

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One of my favourite things to do after visiting Whole Foods is to re-create salad bar foods or specialty products at home for much less money. Or at least, that’s my good intention until I get home and I can’t remember the ingredient list! Not last night. :) Thanks Eric! After we dined – Eric […]

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Mushroom Walnut Pesto Tart for Mushroom Masters Challenge

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Mushroom Masters: A Tournament of Taste is back for year two! I was delighted to be asked to participate again after having so much fun with my Portabella Pizza recipe last year. Things got wild. Last year’s challenge is a big reason why I now love (and crave!) mushrooms as much as I do. I […]

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Gluten-Free Almond & Buckwheat Flour Pizza Crust

Allergy Info: Gluten Free

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Hi, it’s me and a gazillion letters of text! You may have noticed that I’ve been making a lot more gluten-free recipes over the past couple of weeks and I thought I would talk about why I’ve been doing this. It’s sort of a long story! Luckily, I’m jacked up on caffeine right now. I’ve […]

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Creamy Roasted Tomato, Garlic, & Onion Coconut Soup

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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 […]

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How To Roast Garlic

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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 […]

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Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal & 4 New Oatmeal Recipes

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

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You wouldn’t know it from the plethora of steel-cut oatmeal recipes I have on the blog (one), but steel-cut oats are actually my favourite way to enjoy oatmeal. The only problem is I’m usually too hungry to wait 30 minutes to eat breakfast. Hence, my obsession with quick breakfasts like Vegan overnight oats, Green Monsters, […]

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End of Summer Peach Apple Cobbler

Allergy Info: Gluten Free

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Last weekend, I bought my last basket of Ontario peaches from the farmer’s market. From here on out, things like pears, apples, figs, grapes, beets, pumpkins, carrots, squash, and potatoes make their seasonal debut. But first, I wanted to make a farewell summer recipe using fresh peaches, a couple of the season’s first apples, and […]

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