2015 From Scratch Charity Cookbook

From Scratch Cookbook for Charity

It doesn’t escape me that the concept of food blogging might seem wasteful, extravagant or downright silly to those who don’t have enough to eat. Even healthy eating concerns must seem trite to someone with an empty belly: does it matter if that apple is organic or local or non-GMO when you’re scrambling to satisfy […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Ramen in a Mason Jar

Gluten-Free Ramen in a Mason Jar

Mason jar salads have become immensely popular and I think they’re a fantastic idea. And yet I’ve never made one because as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a fan of raw salads –  and no adorable mason jar is going to change that. Then a few weeks ago, a friend posted this recipe for travelling […]

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How to Make Dairy-Free Chocolate

There is a lot to love about chocolate. To state the obvious, it tastes incredible and euphoric. The culinary equivalent of being rowed down a warm, breezy river at sunset by Ryan Gosling, if you will. Chocolate has a load of health benefits, too. It helps us relax, reduces inflammation, combats free radicals, improves our […]

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Healthy Gluten-Free Nanaimo Bars

Lentil-Spiked Nanaimo Bars (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

The last time I created Nanaimo bars five years ago, they were dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free. But they weren’t exactly healthy, since they were full of white sugar and fake vegan margarine and processed gluten-free graham crackers. It’s been on my mind for a while to recreate a new version using whole food ingredients, but […]

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Food Preparation

How to Make Food Prep Fun

If you’ve ever cooked food from scratch, you’ve likely figured out that cooking isn’t the tough part. It’s the food preparation that can be a time-consuming and onerous pain in the butt. Washing, drying, chopping, grating, slicing and dicing. Sometimes it just takes forever – and it isn’t until your ingredients are simmering away on […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Split Pea Soup

Three-Ingredient Vegan Split Pea Soup

This easy vegan recipe came to be for two very important reasons. One, I was down to my last few scraps of produce in the fridge. And two, I wanted to create a recipe that our dog Daisy could also enjoy. You see, I’ve been trying to get her to eat more vegetables. Most dog […]

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Vegan Salad

How to Create Satisfying Gluten-Free Salads

I’ve mentioned my distaste for salads many, many times before. So why write a post about them? Well, I think we need to redefine what a salad means. ‘Cause the iceberg lettuce, rubbery cucumber and pasty tomatoes simply aren’t cutting it anymore. In this month’s Allergen-Friendly Remix column for Food Bloggers of Canada, I’ll share […]

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Gluten-Free, Vegan Avocado Toast

Simple Avocado Toast + A Vegan Omega-3 Giveaway

Writing a food blog pushes me to innovate and create, because I’m a creature of habit. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not the meticulous kind of gal who eats the exact same things over and over, like your ‘ol Gramps who begins the day with a bowl of oatmeal and a handful of prunes. I […]

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Mini Gluten-Free Brownies with Carob

Mini Gluten-Free Carob Brownies

I have been a longtime carob lover. Carob for-evah! And carob folded into adorable mini gluten-free brownies? All the better. My love of carob doesn’t stem from being raised on a commune with hippie parents who served me broccoli trees and millet. Surprisingly, it comes from attending religious school. Each year on the Jewish holiday […]

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Recipe Flops of 2014

Sometimes, I wonder what you think of me. Do you picture me gliding around the kitchen in a frilly apron, effortlessly juggling fourteen dishes at once, with nary a drop of sweat glistening at my brow? Do you imagine my kitchen exudes a perpetual heavenly aroma of cookies or warm spices? That every thing I […]

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