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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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Quinoa + Lentil Breakfast Hash

Quinoa + Lentil Breakfast Hash

Do I have to tell you I’m a fan of savory breakfasts? Cause I’m pretty sure I’ve already mentioned it oh, only a few times – and you’re probably sick of hearing it. Sometimes people tell you stuff over and over and you’ve just got to smile and nod. Like when my Grandma used to tell me every […]

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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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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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Gluten-Free Green Bean and Tomato Muffins

Savory Green Bean and Tomato Muffins (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Food gifts are the absolute best. I’d choose a handful of fresh herbs from your garden or a thoughtfully prepared gluten-free granola in a jar over a crisply-wrapped gizmo any day. This week, I found myself with a surplus of green beans. I was gifted a thick packet – along with a handful of cherry tomatoes […]

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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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Gluten-free Buckwheat Polenta

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Polenta with Roasted Asparagus + Tomatoes

A decade ago, if you had asked me to name a whole grain other than wheat I would’ve been totally stumped. Now, the world of gluten-free eating has opened me up to a wide variety of grains, including millet, sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, teff and wild rice (If you’d like the scoop on gluten-free grains […]

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Gluten-Free All Dressed Tortilla Chips

All-Dressed Tortilla Chips (Gluten-Free)

As a child of the 80s, it has always struck me that I’m part of an age group that straddles the old and the new. My generation remembers what it’s like to use rotary phones and payphones. We recall getting up to change TV channels and writing letters on customized stationary using brightly coloured pens […]

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