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Blueberry Lavender Dairy-free Ice Cream

Blueberry Lavender Dairy-Free Ice Cream

During the summer we vacationed on Salt Spring Island, a small heavenly oasis in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. There isn’t a single traffic light on the island and the roads are dotted with farm stands where you pay for produce based on the honour system. While we’ve visited twice before, we’ve never been during the […]

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Blueberry Compote + Tips for Stewing Fruit

Blueberry Compote + Tips For Stewing Fruit

I haven’t posted a new recipe in over two months but I have a good reason: it’s tough to blog about food when you’re not eating very much of it. I’ve mainly been subsisting on broth, green juice, soup, dairy-free elixirs, low-fibre smoothies and stewed fruit like this recipe for blueberry compote. The reason? Another bowel […]

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3-Ingredient Cookies - Salted Dark Chocolate Sunbutter

Salted Dark Chocolate Sunbutter 3-Ingredient Cookies

You’ve probably seen recipes for 3-ingredient cookies floating around the internet. I even posted one many years ago, back in the days when I ate eggs and white sugar and peanut butter like it was going out of style. It’s a simple recipe: equal parts sugar and nut butter plus one egg. And you know what I […]

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Salted Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter

Salted Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter

This ain’t nutella. It’s not even close – for a delicious version that is, check out this decadent chocolate spread (and it’s nut-free to boot!). I hope you’re still with me, because if you are you will be rewarded with a luxurious pleasure. I’ve long been a fan of sunflower seed butter (sunbutter), so much […]

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Mixed Berry Coconut Ice Cream

Mixed Berry Coconut Ice Cream

Way back in January, when I decided to eliminate sugar for a month, I bought a 2-kilogram bag of mixed berries. I thought, ‘Berries are naturally sweet. I’ll have more smoothies!’ You know what dampens the desire for smoothies? Freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and then rain until the end of May. And so, those berries […]

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Edamame + Roasted Garlic Dip

Edamame + Roasted Garlic Spread

I’m reluctant to complain about the weather, but I’m going to do it anyway. After the icy winter we had here in Vancouver where the sidewalks and roads were literal skating rinks (but not fun ones – they were dangerous!), I promised I would never gripe about rain. Of course, if you consider weather conversations meaningless […]

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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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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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Coffee Caramel Crunch Dairy-Free Ice Cream - a great treat for a hot day!

Coffee Caramel Crunch Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Have you ever made a recipe simply because you like the way it sounds? Coffee Caramel Crunch. Birthed into being because I like the alliteration. But maybe you aren’t that superficial (you probably don’t judge a book by its cover, either). You gaze beyond a recipe title to assess the ingredients, the instructions, the do-ability. Once you […]

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Sesame + Sunflower Superfood Butter

Sesame + Sunflower Superfood Butter

I’m a fan of food mashups and wacky ingredient combinations. Whether it’s creating the love child of coconut butter and almond butter or incorporating kale into brownies, I’m always willing to toss a science experiment at the wall and see what sticks. I’ve made a lot of nut butters in my day and every time I think […]

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