Kale Salad

A while ago, friends brought over a very tasty “salad in a bag”. Then, just last week, Grace and I were chatting, and she mentioned how much she too loved this particular salad in a bag. It turns out this salad has a very large and loyal fan base! It’s a delicious combination of kale,…

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Kind Living Trail Mix

Trail Mix in honour of National Trail Mix Day! We love these observation days….they’re fun and help us tap into creative juices. This past Thursday, August 30th, was National Trail Mix Day. In recognition of this most auspicious day, we thought we would share with you one of our favourite Trail Mix recipes. Again, as with…

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Sesame Broccoli Salad

We enjoy a variety of salads on warm summer nights. The other day I had a craving for broccoli salad with a sesame Tamari dressing. I have enjoyed versions with this dish when ordering Asian food. Sesame and Tamari go so very well together. I also look for ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar into…

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4 Ingredient Two-Tone Peanut Butter Cups

The other day I had a pretty intense craving for chocolate and peanut butter…it was a need that just had to be met! Luckily for us, we almost always have chocolate chips, peanut butter and coconut oil on hand 🙂 You may also appreciate, as did we, that these are super quick and easy to…

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No Bake Maca Balls

This recipe is courtesy of my mad rush to send Dan off with some healthy, nourishing snacks as he was heading out the door on his way to the World Ultimate Club Championships which are being held in Cincinnati Ohio this year. Sometimes I forget that if my boys are hungry they will figure out…

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One Pot Pasta

I love things simplified. I adore slow cooker meals and the satisfying, if somewhat exaggerated feeling of “having it all together and organized”, knowing I have dinner waiting for us when we get home. For this reason I’m also drawn to promises of “one pot wonders” that frequent many of my favourite cookbook authors sites…

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Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

There are many things to love about summer….least of which is the abundant harvest available at our local farmers’ markets. My son Ben has recently embraced having his own garden and gifted us last week with a gorgeous zucchini! Torn between using it for a vegan lasagna or as “noodles” with pesto, we opted for…

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Raw Cacao Cups with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

I’ve been binging. No, not on Netflix, but on dark chocolate bark. “I can do this!” I thought to myself (and make it with “cleaner” ingredients).  So, on Saturday, I decided to experiment in the kitchen and come up with a new recipe. As many of you know, I have made a variety of raw…

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Mosquito and Bug Repellent

So do you ever feel we’re trading one problem for another? We get so fearful of germs that we willingly lather our bodies with harmful chemicals that, in the longterm, may be more detrimental….sheesh.  What are we to do? I often feel this moral and ethical conflict when it comes to bug repellent. Of course,…

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Edamame Veggie Burgers

Warmer weather means outdoor casual dining and barbeques – yay! If you’re looking for a veggie option (and I know you are), you may wish to try out these tasty, flavourful edamame burgers. Not only are they tasty, but they’re loaded with plant-based protein and fibre. Edamame alone boasts an impressive 9 grams of protein…

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