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New Year Glow Smoothie Bowl

Happy 2018, friends! If you’re still recovering from New Year celebrations (and/or a whole lotta holiday travel like us!), I have just the recipe to kick off your January. It’s refreshing and light with an immune-boosting bonus—something I think most of us could use right about now! I know I could. We had a fun […]

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In the Buff Smoothie Bowl

  There’s no turning back: we’ve officially shifted from the sleepy newborn stage into a whole other beast. It was good while it lasted, I have to say. Arlo’s development is steaming ahead, and with that has come his first sleep regression (or “progression”, if we’re seeing the glass half full), and his desire to […]

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All Day Glow Green Smoothie

Lately I’ve been trying to find ways to eat more veggies—which I realize may sound a bit funny coming from someone who eats plant-based—but it’s all too easy to get into ruts, especially when things are busy. It’s just so convenient to grab something from a box sometimes! Pregnancy also makes my food obsessions and […]

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The Blender Girl’s Mystical Mango Smoothie

Happy almost weekend, friends! Today, I’m excited to share a recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies: 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Paleo-Friendly Recipes by Tess Masters. I had the pleasure of getting to know Tess a few years ago at the Vida Vegan Con and let me tell you, she is as vivacious, bubbly, and thoughtful as […]

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Hidden Greens Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! Are you doing anything fun? I’m hosting a get together on Tuesday, so I’ve been planning a green themed menu to serve on the big day. Smoothie bowls have been quite the sensation for a long time now, but I think this might be only the second smoothie bowl […]

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Happy Digestion Smoothie

My digestion has been a bit out of whack over the past few months. Actually, I’m feeling a bit out of whack as a whole. Maybe I was naïve, but I really didn’t anticipate the postpartum phase to be so challenging, on many different levels. The pregnancy seems to get the most attention while the […]

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Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie for Two

One of the most popular questions I’ve received over the years is “How can I get my partner to eat healthier?” What I’ve come to realize is that for most people change has to happen from within. Whether it’s a personal struggle they go through or a light bulb moment they experience, many of us […]

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Coffee Shop Worthy Caramel Vanilla Bean Hazelnut Milk

Summer is known for having a slower pace, but this season looks like it will be more productivity-seeking than anything. Eric and I sat down the other night and made a big list of all the stuff we want to complete (or at least get underway) before this fall. Maybe we’re a bit over-ambitious, but […]

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Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

I can’t say that I felt much like a warrior during my first trimester. I did look and feel a little green though! I was cruising along feeling fine until week 6 came along and then I discovered that pregnancy hormones are no joke. All day nausea and extreme fatigue hit me like a ton […]

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Velvety Butternut Cinnamon Date Smoothie for Two

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I can’t think of a better way to ring in this beautiful fall weekend than to make this creamy smoothie packed of good-for-you ingredients. It’s a spin off my popular Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two and as much as I love the previous smoothie, this one wins by a landslide. This version today is also […]

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Introducing Vegan Glow + Pink Power Detox Smoothie Recipe

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After years of drooling from the sidelines, this marks my first year participating in Vegan Mofo which challenges participating bloggers to write about vegan food for the entire month. [For more details, see the Vegan Mofo website.] Colour me excited. I considered all kinds of random themes for September, but in the end I decided […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me + Iced Mocha Green Monster Smoothie

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I feel so scattered right now. Please forgive me for being away so much lately! The longer I’m pulled away from the blog, the harder it is to sit down and write something meaningful. I don’t know why, but nothing feels right lately. There’s so much on my mind and so much to say, but […]

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My Favourite Homemade Almond Milk + Step By Step Photos

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I first tried making homemade almond milk a couple years ago, after many of you told me so many amazing things about it. It’s so creamy! It’s better than store bought! It’s a cinch to make! Homemade almond milk is the best! And you know what? My first couple tries didn’t exactly knock it out […]

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Blendtec Giveaway & Last Minute Halloween Recipe

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Happy Halloween! Before I get to part 1 of the giveaway, I want to share a last-minute Halloween idea. I present to you: Spooky Shakes… They are more homely than scary, but let’s just go with it! I spotted this on Martha and I thought it was a cute idea. To make: all you do […]

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All-Natural Pumpkin Butter From Scratch + Many Ways To Use It!

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a year or longer, you may know that I’m head over heels for Homemade Pumpkin Butter. Not only is it one of the most popular recipes on the blog, but it’s also a personal favourite. I eagerly make several batches every fall and winter (umm, and apparently during […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two + An Advertising Update

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Another weekend is upon us! You know what that means – kicking back, unwinding from a busy back-to-school week, and making this creamy pumpkin pie smoothie to reward all your hard efforts. Whoever said you shouldn’t reward yourself with food really needs to try this smoothie. Seriously! Thanks to adding soaked rolled oats and chia […]

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Neon Pink Smoothie “Juice”

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When we moved earlier this year, we parted with a lot of household and personal items so we could fit into our new space. Parting with stuff also helped us stage the house – less clutter and personal items translates into a more “showable” house and we had a lot of positive feedback from prospective […]

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Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie for Two

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When I was in Calgary visiting my family, my sis made me a peanut butter oatmeal smoothie one morning for breakfast. I sipped on it (trying my best not to inhale it because it was so good), while I made my nephews “Auntie Angie’s” special pancakes, of course with their eager help. And chocolate chips! […]

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Tropical Raspberry Lime Zinger

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Every morning for breakfast while in Calgary, I made my favourite hot oatmeal for Diane and I. It was so chilly and rainy during our stay, the only thing on my mind was something hot. I had no desire for anything cold like vegan overnight oats or Green Monsters (except for the amazing peanut butter […]

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3 Ready-in-a-Jiffy Warm Weather Snack Recipes!

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I’ve grown to love the month of May. Weather wise, we just don’t know what we’re going to get. Some days it’s warm and sunny and other days it’s rainy and cool. Evening walks usually require a light jacket…or sometimes a heavier one when it’s raining and chilly… Watching the days get longer and longer […]

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22 Ways To Get Your Vegan Snack Attack On

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It must be snacking season because I’ve had a lot of emails lately asking for some healthy vegan snack ideas and I thought it was a great idea for a post. Many of the recipes below are also some of the most popular snack recipes of 2011, so I will also add this post to […]

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Top 15 Vegan Breakfast Recipes of 2011

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       Not many people know that I’m a former stats geek. During my 2nd year of my undergrad program, I was absolutely terrified to take my first stats course. I thought I was going to fail, thus shattering my dreams of going to grad school. As it turned out, I ended up falling in love […]

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Last Minute Protein Energy Bars & Creamy Holly Nog Smoothie

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It’s the day after the American Thanksgiving and I’m sure the last thing anyone wants is an energy bar. However, it’s also Black Friday in the US and I figured maybe you could use some energy after all! There is very little that could pull me out of bed at midnight to enter long, cold […]

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Top 10 Recipes This Fall

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So how do I put this nicely……..biscotti season is going to be slightly delayed. Well, this is a bit awkward now isn’t it. The biscotti recipe that we fell in love with and made twice already turned into a dry piece of junk when I attempted to make it for the third time last night. […]

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

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A Long Weekend Hangover (LWH): describes the sum of unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following a holiday long weekend, such as Thanksgiving. The LWH is especially hard to recover from if you were drinking red wine like juice, eating Pumpkin Pie Brownies like vegetables, and singing Moves Like Jagger 14 times during a 3 hour […]

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Iron Woman Gingerbread Smoothie

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Before I became a vegan, I never really put much thought into getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. When I was struggling with an eating disorder, I would restrict my calories to an unhealthy level, exercise intensely 7 days a week, and eat mostly processed ‘fat-free’ foods. When my body couldn’t take the […]

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Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

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Sometimes a girl just needs a bowl of chocolate cake batter all to herself. There I said it. And not feel the least bit insane.   We’ve been spending every spare moment working on the house and I’m starting to go a bit crazy. More than usual. I don’t know when Date Night became Friday […]

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Quick and Easy Kid-Friendly Snack & Meal Ideas

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‘”Mommy, guess who is very busy right now?” “Who?” “Auntie Angie is very busy right now.” “Oh really?” “Yes. She’s busy baking us all kinds of treats! heheh” Clearly, my nephew Ethan has been reading my blog! He said that to Kristi as they were flying to Ontario this weekend. And he was right; it […]

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The Pink Flamingo

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Yesterday was a lot of work…and little play! But it was productive in every sense of the word and left us feeling very accomplished by the time we crashed on the couch at 9pm. My original plan was to go through the office and purge/donate unnecessary items. And boy, did I ever! We parted with […]

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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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Berry Bliss Oat Squares

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My doctor’s appointment went well yesterday. After doing a physical exam (twisting and bending my back all around and also checking the back bones), the doc thinks that my bones and spinal discs are fine, but it is probably an aggravated sciatic nerve (given the location of the pain). Apparently this is fairly common and […]

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Peppermint Patty Green Monster

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Back in our University days, we would often line up at Irish Pubs to drink green beer on St. Patty’s Day, all decked out in green St. Patty’s Day paraphernalia and faces decorated with four leaf clovers. There would be line-ups at the pubs by 10am on St. Patty’s Day; all the students were eager to […]

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Carrot Cake Smoothie + Warm Sweet Potato ‘n Black Bean Salad

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Bonjour =) I’m loving the discussion going on in the Daily Glow Graduation Fears…it’s honest, real, and inspiring. On Friday, I was feeling extra motivated (which doesn’t happen much in the Winter!), so I decided to get my long run completed a couple days early. [I was also tickled pink when I found my workout […]

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Vegan Nog: Classic and Peppermint

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Good morning! Thanks for all your comments on yesterday’s post. I feel like a got a huge virtual bear hug and it made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Then I got a real hug when Eric came home from work last night! I’ve been battling a tension headache since yesterday afternoon and I still […]

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Pumpkin Pie Monster and [Over] Baked Apples

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Good morning :) Thank you for your comments on my second entry for Project Food Blog! I left you with a bit of a cliff-hanger as to what my surprise was when I got back from Paris… I came home to a bedroom without furniture, without flooring… Well, some flooring. ;) and a closet without […]

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