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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

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For those of you who don’t already know, The Great Fundraising Act organized by Janetha raised a whopping $26,432 for Susan!!! [source] I’ve said it before, but this community is truly amazing in every way possible!! [source] Susan writes, “I was running on a high all day yesterday watching the bids come through and keeping […]

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Heat Wave Summer Salad

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Welcome to the Heat Wave of 2011. Are you melting too? Today it’s supposed to reach 38C (100F)…and 47C with humidity! Humidity is such a party pooper. Anyone who lives in a humid climate knows what I’m talking about. And the hair. Oh my hair. Just picture a tumbleweed in the Sahara that got struck […]

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Cheezy Hummus

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I was out running by 6:30am this morning trying to beat this crazy heat wave we’re experiencing here in Southern Ontario. It was a cool and crisp 15 Celsius…the perfect morning for a 4.5 mile run! I was glad to get out there early because the temperature quickly rose to 30 C by noon. I […]

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Long Weekend Recipe Round-Up

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I don’t know about you, but I equate long weekends with a time to celebrate awesome food and drink with friends! The weather is sunny and HOT, so we hope to be outside as much as we can and also keep our meals fresh and light. Here are some recipes that I recommend for Canada […]

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Chilled Strawberry Almond Butter Soup

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I wait all year long for local strawberries to make their brief appearance and when I finally see them at the market and in the grocery stores I tend to go a bit crazy. I hoard them. I freeze them. I go to Strawberry festivals. I make Strawberry Banana Soft Serve. I make Strawberry Shortcake […]

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Weekend Glow Kale Salad

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Confession: I used to hate eating raw kale. In fact, raw kale was the bane of my existence! The only way I could bring myself to eat raw kale was if I put it in a Green Monster, and even then it was always quite bitter. Or I would bake kale chips and cook them […]

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Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad & Sweat Wicking Workout Wear

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Happy Friday! This short work week really flew by. I’m currently working on a vegan recipe assignment for a magazine that’s due this week and will be published in September. I’m excited to share it with you! I’m testing & writing recipes this afternoon so hopefully no disasters/small kitchen fires/flops occur… ;) You know what […]

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Asparagus and Potato Salad

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Oh, long weekend, we will miss you dearly! It rained yesterday on and off but we still managed to get some work done outside. Eric finished installing the railing posts and he started the fascia boards along the edge. It gives a lovely polished effect! Meanwhile, I tended to the garden beds while the worms […]

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Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips

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Happy Saturday :) We are having a beautiful start to the long weekend! Eric and I were up bright and early to hit the Farmer’s Market for the first time this year. Despite only being in the second week, they had a great selection of vendors! What a great morning for a market! I brought […]

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Gazpacho

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I went 27 years of my life never making Gazpacho and in the past 2 weeks I’ve made it 3 times.  I blame hot yoga and my crazy water cravings. ;) “Gazpacho is a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain, neighboring Portugal […]

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