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Cool Cucumber Salad

In Vancouver, we get about one month of summer each year. We spend our June-uary days in sweaters and jackets; I’ve even attended an early July fireworks celebration wearing a down vest and toque. Just so you know, it’s not like this in all of Canada. We don’t live on ice floes with the polar […]

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Dill Pickle Kale Chips

Kale is all the rage these days. In case you haven’t heard, it’s the new beef. I’ve been seeing fancy, delicate bags of flavoured kale chips cropping up in grocery stores all over town. Now, I’m usually not one to deprive health-minded companies of business, especially when they’re trying to provide a wholesome snack that […]

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How to Make Your Own Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is incredibly expensive to buy in the store. Want to know what’s in it? Coconut flesh. That’s all. You can mimic the creamy, coconutty goodness at home using shredded coconut. It’s a simple process, really – just like making other nut butters. And when you’re done, spread it on toast, use it in […]

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Carrot Raisin Salad

I could tell you plenty about the healthful properties of carrots. Like they are loaded with antioxidants, are great for the cardiovascular system, keep our eyes healthy and help prevent cancer. But I won’t bore you, because all you need to know is this carrot salad is ah-mazing. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and […]

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A Simple Green Smoothie

I hate to sound like a broken record, but salads are not my favourite thing. If you twist my arm I’ll admit they’re growing on me, though they still remain a few rungs above extreme distaste in my hierarchy. So when I discovered last year that green smoothies were to become my staple breakfast during […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Raw kale isn’t for everyone. It’s a heartier, bitter green that most people prefer sautéed or tossed into stews. I thought I didn’t like raw kale, but I was wrong. Turns out you just need to have it prepared in the right way. The trick is massaging the kale with lemon juice, which causes it […]

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Parsley and Avocado Dressing

Salad dressings are a challenge for me and 99% of the time, I run straight for the incredibly delicious miso-tahini dressing. But the bright green hue of this parsley dressing was so vibrant and mesmerizing I felt compelled to at least try it. Parsley isn’t something I use often, and I’ll bet most of us […]

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Juice Pulp Pate

Looking for a quick and delicious way to use leftover pulp after juicing? Head over to my guest post on the Making Love in the Kitchen blog for a yummy recipe!

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Each morning, I faithfully drink a green smoothie. It’s not a chore to me like it was when I began the raw food challenge. I truly enjoy greens in my smoothies – it’s reassuring for me to start off my day with a nutrient-packed punch. Still, every so often I treat myself to something different […]

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Detox Salad

It’s January again, the time when we emerge from our holiday food comas and pledge to eat healthier, hit the gym or change our self-destructive patterns. Back in the day, the period between Christmas and New Year’s was my favourite time of the year. That’s when all the holiday candy would go on sale, and […]

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