Mess-Free Banana Split Bites

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Boy do I love a good chocolate covered banana bite. I first made them a year or two ago and they’ve been a favourite warm-weather dessert ever since. There’s just something about the firm layer of chocolate encasing a cold, pillow-y banana that gets me every time… This week, I was craving chocolate banana bites, […]

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Online Vegan Shopping Guide: Canada, USA, Australia, UK, and Beyond!

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Do you ever start a project with zest and vitality only to feel like you’ve created an uncontrollable monster after a couple hours? Examples: Cleaning out your closet. Organizing a pantry. Home renovations. Writing a thesis. Wedding thank yous. Sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better. [image source] Well, that’s sort of […]

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My Vegan Pantry

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One of the requests I receive often is to write a post on building a vegan pantry, providing a list of the ingredients that I use the most. I’m a bit embarrassed by how long this post has taken me to put together, but as they say, better late than never. Or is it better […]

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Scenes from Easter Weekend

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  Wishing you a weekend filled with loved ones (and Skyping with those who cannot be near!), yummy food, furry animals, and plenty of sunshine.

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What Your Oven Isn’t Telling You

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According to a test by Cook’s Illustrated in 2011, different ovens set to the same temperature can vary by as much as 90 degrees. Yes….90 degrees. If you are an avid baker or cook (or even just an occasional one), this news should be a bit concerning. Or maybe this news is relief; you now […]

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Mini Peanut Butter Cups in a Jar

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Last week on Twitter, I asked you guys if you’d rather see a main course or dessert recipe for the upcoming Easter holiday. Of course, many of you vegan goblins said you wanted BOTH! I like the way you think. Actually, the majority vote was for the main course recipe, easily by a 80/20 split. […]

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Lightened Up Spring Stuffing

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A couple weeks ago, a reader named Cara emailed me with a recipe request for a vegan spring stuffing. Her complaint with traditional stuffing was that it felt too much like autumn instead of spring; it tends to be heavy, instead of light and fresh. Cara is onto something here, don’t you think? I love […]

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Rooms & Random Ramblings

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Sadly, the super tidy “after” living and dining room didn’t last very long! Real life happened. Or should I say I happened. I always have good intentions when it comes to cleaning up clutter, but often, more important things just get in the way. I’m trying to start a daily habit to tidy up clutter […]

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites & A Book Review

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Back in 2008, I was a real Larabar junkie. As I walked to my car after work, I was often desperate for a boost in energy to fuel my 75 minute commute home. Larabars gave me enough energy to get through the long stretch until we had a late dinner around 8pm. I was rarely […]

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Living & Dining Room: Before and After Pictures

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As promised our furniture arrived on Friday…it was quite the exciting day. This is the first living/dining furniture that Eric and I have purchased new in the 12 years that we’ve been together; everything else we had was a hand me down from family or bought on Craigslist. Exciting indeed. Oddly enough, all the furniture […]

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