Roasted Cauliflower Cashew Soup

I think about food. A lot. Recently, I had this idea for a roasted cauliflower soup that lasted for several days, and I just couldn’t wait to experiment! I simply love the flavour transformation that occurs with roasting vegetables. There’s a richness and complexity of flavour that makes the extra time worthwhile. I knew, too,…

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Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Bun Muffins

A happy hobby of mine has always been food and food science. While often asked to label myself: “Are you vegan, vegetarian, raw, Paleo, …?”  The closest and perhaps most accurate description regarding how I eat I owe to the intelligent Michael Pollan: “Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants.” Disclaimers aside, I’ve been…

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Cauliflower Muffins

One of my sisters-in-law has been following a strict diet to address “leaky gut” syndrome. Wishing to support her efforts, I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free recipes. Now is the perfect time to experiment with the wonder, cruciferous vegetable – cauliflower. Not only is it nutrient-dense (even if it has no pigment), it can magically transform…

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Sesame Kelp Noodles

I’ve been having fun experimenting with these tasty, mineral-rich, gluten-free kelp noodles the last few months. I’ve tossed them in miso broth, made creamy seed-based dishes, and now a fun take on sesame noodles. Elana Amsterdam has a great recipe for sesame noodles, which inspired me to experiment in the kitchen yesterday afternoon. As with…

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Raw Breakfast Bread

Now, I don’t subscribe to any particular dietary niche save the “mostly plants” category. Because I deeply feel that all of us have unique needs, I’m reluctant to state that any one particular diet is best. There may be a diet that is best for you, and that is all that really matters. I am…

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DIY Coconut Milk

I stumbled upon this great recipe for DIY coconut milk from Elana’s Pantry. I often make my own nut milk, but I had yet to venture into making coconut milk. Commercial milk products, while convenient, tend to be laced with unsavory products such as carrageenan, which I’d prefer to avoid. I also try to avoid canned products…

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Walnut Peanut Butter Balls

I love dates. I have been known, when the sweet tooth strikes, to smear dates with peanut butter. (Oh, I just realized, I’m talking about the dates that grow on trees; not, you know, when someone asks you out. Sorry for the confusion.) This past Thursday afternoon, I wanted to make a walnut-based energy ball.…

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One Pot Wonder

I have just a few short weeks to whip my boys into culinary masters – yikes! They will be off to university and fending for themselves. This heightened awareness of a very fast ticking clock that is called life has had me seeking out healthy dishes that are essentially “dump and run”. As some of…

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Cauliflower Thai Bowl

Blessed with this summer heat the past few weeks, I’ve been reluctant to spend extra time in the kitchen. This is the time of year when I really embrace raw foods. Having said that, I find it hard to digest raw veggies such as cauliflower and broccoli. So in the following recipe I lightly steam…

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Date Pecan Almond Hemp Balls

As often happens, I had a craving for a sweet treat one afternoon last week. A quick look in the pantry revealed a distressing lack of goodies. Sigh. Thankfully, Dan had not yet discovered the tub of dates, so I knew I had a good base to start with. Dates are terrific as they lend…

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