Kind Living Fat Bombs

Fats are bad. Fats are good. Fats are bad. Fats are good. Oh boy, it is a confusing world out there! I briefly (very briefly) flirted with a low-fat diet back in the early 90s. The Pritikin diet was all the rage, and I gamely tried it on for size. It was a brief relationship.…

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Roasted Cauliflower with Dates & Pistachios

This week’s recipe was inspired by a recipe I saw in a recent issue of Food & Drink magazine. The recipe was Roasted Cauliflower Wedges with Figs, Olives, and Pine Nuts. Intrigued, I really wanted to give this a try. There was this small issue that I didn’t have any figs, olives or pine nuts…

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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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