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Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins with Butternut Squash

In January, I eliminated sugar for the month – even natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey and coconut sugar. The combination of too much dark chocolate and umpteen impromptu baking sessions on weekday afternoons left me feeling like sugar had become more of a habit than a treat. So, my month of sugar-living began on January […]

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Culinary Tools

5 Inexpensive Cooking Tools You Need in Your Kitchen

  Whipping up recipes from scratch is much easier (and quicker) when you have the right tools to do the job. I love my fancy appliances like my Vitamix, my food processor, my juicer and my food dehydrator, but the truth is you don’t need them to get a delicious meal on the table. All […]

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Turmeric Rice with Raisins

Golden Turmeric Rice with Raisins

Why is it that everyone loves grapes, but hates raisins? Think about it. I’ve never seen a plump red grape languishing on a fruit platter, and the wine industry is certainly thriving. But if a raisin-hater mistakes a raisin for a chocolate chip in a baked good? This happens: It might not surprise you to learn […]

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How to Use Turmeric

14 Alternative Ways to Use Turmeric

In the last year I’ve become a total turmeric fanatic, adding it to my meals in so many different ways! Even if you hate curry, you can still reap the benefits. In my latest column for Food Bloggers of Canada, I walk you through this incredible ingredient and the alternative ways to use it you […]

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Beet, Cashew + Carrot Dip

Beet, Carrot + Cashew Dip

Perhaps you’ve heard the news: it’s been cold and snowy in Vancouver. While it may surprise you to hear that wintry weather in Canada made the national news (aren’t we used to our igloos by now?), my mom has texted me on three separate occasions from Toronto to announce that my adopted city’s climate was indeed […]

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Vegan Butternut Squash Crumble

Vegan Butternut Squash Crumble

I love a good fruit crumble (or crisp) as much as the next gal, but a savory ‘crumble’ with veggies? This is not something I ever would’ve imagined creating when I began this blog seven years ago – but this vegan butternut squash crumble is the tastiest dish I’ve made all year. I know, I know. We’re […]

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Dairy-Free Turmeric Latte

Dairy-Free Turmeric Latte

Annnnnddddd it’s December. You haven’t heard from me in awhile – since my last recipe post in August – but I come bearing a gift: a caffeine-free + dairy-free turmeric latte. Four months is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging since I began carving out this little space on the web seven years ago. […]

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Prunes

An Allergen-Friendly Guide to Chocolate

The holiday season is approaching and we might as well call it chocolate season, right? From advent calendars to Chanukah gelt to pre-wrapped chocolate gift boxes, chocolate is a go-to present and dessert during holiday celebrations. In my latest column for Food Bloggers of Canada, I’m talking all about dairy-free chocolate. Where it comes from, the […]

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Guide to dairy-free milk

A Guide to Plant-Based Milks

Years ago, if you were allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant you had only a couple of options: soy milk or watery rice milk. If you’ve consumed either of these, you’ll understand why some people gag at the thought of dairy-free milk. ‘Cause soy milk and watery rice milk are straight-up gross. Now that allergen-friendly and […]

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Gluten-free and vegan coconut macaroons

Your Complete Guide to Using Coconuts in Baking + Cooking

You might not have considered this before, but there are a lot of different ways to enjoy coconuts. A lot. Coconut products are a charismatic combination of flavour and nutrient density; I’ve encountered very few people who are coconut haters — if you’re one of them, I won’t hold it against you. Each coconut product has […]

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