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Sweet and Savory Medjool Date Pho

This is a sponsored post by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, which means I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I vet products carefully to ensure they align with my nutritional values, and only feature brands I genuinely use and enjoy. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. We’re used to […]

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Breadless Tempeh Veggie Sandwich

I’d like to introduce you to a new culinary trend: tempeh bread. I feel like a genius. A trailblazer. A maverick, if you will. ‘Cause while there are plenty of recipes that feature tempeh in sandwiches, I’ve yet to find one that uses tempeh to encase sandwich toppings. (Trust me, I googled.) This one is […]

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Spicy Baked Sunbutter Tofu with Broccoli

Some of you might not consider 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to be spicy. For a wimp like me, this entrée was a little inferno. Laugh all you want. Cayenne can be a controversial topic in the nutrition world. On the one hand, it’s a nightshade vegetable, which can instigate inflammation. But, on the other, […]

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Lentil Mushroom Walnut Bolognese

I thought this dish would look more reddish, rather than barfish, considering the amount of tomatoes in there. Looks aren’t everything, right? At least that’s what I tell my husband. This vegan bolognese is hearty, warming, and extremely filling. The walnuts give the sauce a nice crunch, but if you can’t have them, you can […]

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Five-Ingredient Black Bean Chili

Fresh food is abundant in the summer months. It’s great to take advantage of raw fruits and vegetables at this time of year, especially here in Vancouver, where the warm weather is short-lived. Still, sometimes I want a hot meal in the summertime without having to heat up my non-air conditioned kitchen. This chili recipe […]

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Quick Pesto Pasta Salad

Barbecue season is here. And if you’re not into eating the carcinogens produced by char-grilled meat, I have another option for you. This pesto pasta salad is super easy and a crowd-pleaser. I used a store-bought pesto, as pesto-making isn’t my strong suit, but you can certainly make your own. This makes a lot of […]

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Greek-Inspired Collard Wraps

I generally reach for spinach and kale to satisfy my dark leafy green quota. Yet every year, as the stalls at the farmers market swell with vibrant green bunches of various shades, textures and sizes, I’m reminded that there is much more to greens than spinach. Who needs bread when you’ve got collards? They are […]

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Lentil Loaf Stuffed with Garlicky Cauliflower Mashed ‘Potatoes’

Some days are perfect for green smoothies and kale salads. Others are meant for heartier fare, like this loaf. It’s like eating meat and potatoes, without the actual meat or potatoes. It’s even perfect for the lazy folk, who don’t even need to expend the effort to scoop more than one forkful – all of […]

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The Ultimate Pot Pie Filling

Why am I posting a recipe for a filling, instead of one for an entire veggie pot pie? Because it’s amazing. The best ever. It elicits the comforting sensations induced by roaring fires, molten chocolate lava cakes and puppies. You’ll want to eat this on its own. I sure have. (Also – I’m not good […]

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Chipotle Chocolate Chili

Dark chocolate and chili is an extremely popular combination used for both sweet and savory dishes, especially in Mexican food. While I’ve sampled the pairing a number of times, it’s not something I’ve ever felt compelled to use in my own cooking. Maybe I was waiting for the right kind of chocolate? I used to […]

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