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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Easy Summer Bean Salad

This for sure, is not the most exciting or tasty recipe I’ve posted…not by a long shot. But it is one you may wish to consider for a variety of reasons (apart from my delicate ego). First,  it’s quick and easy and can be thrown together early in the day for you to enjoy when…

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Coconut Cream Strawberry Tarts

Feeling festive and patriotic on Canada Day, I wanted to make something delicious with strawberries and go with the “red and white” theme. So, it started with strawberries. Whipped cream was the obvious partner in crime, but, really, strawberries and whipped cream are reminiscent of an era of leisure suits and caftans. It’s 2015! It’s…

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Cauliflower Rice with Garlic Scapes, Cilantro and Lime

I’ve been having great fun in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes. Sometimes, my motivation stems from a desire to create new and interesting ways to incorporate healthy foods/herbs/superfoods into tasty and accessible dishes. Sometimes, my motivation comes from standing in front of the fridge or pantry and simply trying to create something with whatever…

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Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

There’s something about roasting vegetables that just brings out the best in flavour and texture. For this reason alone, I could never fully embrace a completely “raw diet”. Growing up in a time when vegetables were typically boiled beyond recognition, I have grown to really embrace roasting vegetables. Buoyed by my curiosity and true passion…

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Roasted Veggie Rice Bowl

Some of my best recipe ideas happen when I’m driving. Heading home today after an emotionally-charged weekend of provincial finals for basketball, I was thinking about creating a new recipe. Inspired and motivated by our partnership with Organics Live, I thought of the various ways we could enjoy the contents of our most recent delivery…

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