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Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce

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This was supposed to be today’s post: The pie had other plans. Easy as pie? I really wanted to be mad when I opened the oven door, but I couldn’t stop laughing. Yesterday, was one of those days and I wasn’t surprised in the least. Why wouldn’t the pie explode? Murphy’s Law – when you […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares with Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Crust

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After my last post, I knew I was destined to make a dessert using my gluten-free graham crackers. It’s just the right thing to do. Plus, a girl can only eat so many graham crackers for breakfast! You can imagine how nervous I felt testing this recipe – not knowing if it would turn out […]

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Graham Crackers

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I’ve been in denial about this whole “November” thing. And this whole dark-at-5pm-thing. Ouch. The fall season is passing before my eyes. Suddenly, the nights feel super long and I’m going a bit stir crazy. Instead of resisting it, I’ve taken up evening hot yoga a few times a week. It just feels so good […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Course + A Cookbook Sneak Peek!

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And so it begins. The next round of cookbook editing is going down in my living room. This round is called the “first pass” and it marks the first time that I’ve done any editing on paper. It’s kinda nice to be off a computer screen for a bit, however spending half my life on […]

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

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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!

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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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Giveaway Winners + Shepherd’s Stew, Mashed Potatoes, and Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Happy Friday to you. It’s finally time to announce the giveaway winners! 1) Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser I am so excited to let you know that we raised $10,073 for Hurricane Sandy relief. I am simply blown away. Thank you all for your generosity! I created a spreadsheet with your entries and we had a total […]

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Baked Apples Stuffed with Cinnamon Date Pecan Oatmeal

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I’m a multi-tasking addict. It’s sad to say that I can’t perform many tasks without doing other things at the same time. For instance, when I was making this recipe yesterday, I was also cooking 2 other recipes, shooting photography, and doing computer work at the same time. That’s just how I function most days. […]

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary and Garlic

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I absolutely adore brussels sprouts, but this wasn’t always the case. Growing up, I despised them as most children do. In my early twenties, I gave them another shot and they slowly grew on me over the course of many holiday dinners. I’d place a few on the edge of my plate “just to try” […]

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