Toasted Sesame Pumpkin Seed Topping

Oh boy, it’s confusing out there. Just when I’m comfortably enjoying my (mostly) plant-based diet (full disclosure, I eat eggs, but only from deliriously happy hens), my once devout vegan doctor friend announces she’s full-on keto (meat and fat). My comfort level with pretty much any major life decision I make lies with population studies.…

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Turmeric Ginger Lemon Tea

Turmeric is enjoying its well deserved status as the darling of the “superfood” world for many reasons, and not just because it will stain your fingers and countertops. The abbreviated list of potential benefits includes: Powerful anti-inflammatory Reduces symptoms of depression Reduces sensations of chronic pain Powerful antioxidant Reduces rate of cognitive decline Anti-microbial benefits…

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Vegan Tuna Salad

I have always loved a good tuna fish sandwich; however, since shifting away from eating animals and fish, I haven’t indulged in years. Tuna fishing practices are problematic (dolphins and other species getting caught in nets, etc.), and significant health concerns have been raised regarding mercury levels and other contaminants in larger fish such as…

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Potato Salad With Vegan Bacon

We have so enjoyed receiving regular organic deliveries from fellow yogis Crystal and Greg Simms of The Kitchen Garden Farm. We decided to roast up these scrumptious fingerling potatoes to make a potato salad for friends’ get together. Oh my. There really is no comparison with local and organic – the flavour is so very much enhanced.…

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Vegan Hollandiase Sauce

At 2 meters tall, my father had what one could call a presence. This was especially apparent when he was inspired to “help” in the kitchen. He had a few favourite things he liked to cook, which always necessitated numerous kitchen utensils, at least 6 saucepans, a huge clean up and copious amounts of butter. Oh…

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Garlic Scapes Pesto with Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella

I have  fond memories growing up and absolutely loving salads made with beefsteak tomatoes drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette and occasionally some fresh basil and mozzarella. I could eat that salad every day! To me, that dish says summer. Long, lazy days of summer…happy sigh. That memory came rushing back while at the Farmers’ Market…

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Cauliflower Crust Pesto Pizza

Strolling through our Farmers’ Market on the weekend, I was overwhelmed with the fragrant aroma of basil. On the spot, I decided that we would craft a dinner revolving around freshly made pesto. Robb reminded me that we had a beautiful head of cauliflower at home (thanks, Crystal and Greg), and that we should make…

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Coconut Cashew Granola

As you may have noticed, I’m in a bit of a “granola loop”. I get in these loops….smoothie loops, soup loops, energy ball/bar loops….what can I say? I’m a loopy girl! To me, granola is like a cookie without the guilt. I also love its versatility; you can enjoy it as a cereal, a topping…

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Pistachio Granola

Oh how I love freshly made granola! It’s just perfect on its own, with my favourite almond milk, with non-dairy yogurt, with fruit salad, or, best yet, as a topping for ice cream! I particularly like this recipe because it’s super quick and only calls for a handful of ingredients. I first found this recipe…

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Chia Crust Pizza With Spinach Pesto

Who doesn’t want pizza on a Friday night? Pizza was on my mind, and having a nutrient-dense, gluten-free base became my mission. I’ve made versions of this before, some with black beans, some with nuts…it’s always fun to experiment (with varying degrees of successful outcomes). A quick Google search revealed this recipe, which of course I…

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