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Vegan Mint Chip Sandwiches

Ice Cream Friday: Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwiches

It’s been unseasonably hot in Vancouver this summer – in fact, so damn hot we’re under water restrictions and there is yellowish-brown crispy grass everywhere you look. Shortly before the water restrictions began, we watched a wonderful movie called Young Ones – check it out if you get the chance – about a futuristic time […]

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Vegan Dulce de Leche

Ice Cream Friday: Vegan Dulce de Leche

I am a firm believer that cooking food from scratch is far less expensive than eating out or buying prepackaged foods. In my e-book Healthy Eating on a Budget, one of my top recommendations to save money is preparing meals at home. But the exception to that rule? Homemade vegan dulce de leche ice cream. […]

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Gluten-Free Sorghum Salad with Tahini Dressing

Gluten-Free Sorghum ‘Couscous’ with Tahini Dressing

I often feel baffled about what to bring to potlucks. What will be pleasing to most palates? What is easy to transport? What can I have as a satisfying main dish if there is nothing else at the potluck I can eat? Is my dish too weird or healthy? Not to mention the pressure I […]

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Dairy-Free Vegan Cashew Cream

15 Ways to Flavour Cashew Cream

Last week, as I gorged on cashew cauliflower cream sauce I was awash with appreciation for the cashew nut. Not only are these guys high in protein, bone-building magnesium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, but they are also one of the most versatile ingredients in a dairy-free kitchen. From non-dairy cream cheese to ice cream to […]

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Vegan Egg-Free Tofu Scramble

Greek-Style Smoked Tofu Scramble

My last post for Food Bloggers of Canada shared my favourite ways to create egg-free brunches. Then I realized it’s been awhile since I’ve shared a new recipe for an awesome vegan breakfast. This is one of those recipes that was simply meant to be. In the eggless brunch article, I tossed out the idea […]

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Mixed Tempeh Scramble

How to Eat Healthfully When You Can’t Cook

The life of a klutz is a tough burden to bear. Sure, pratfalls and belly flops are funny to watch on TV or in the movies – but in reality? Constant injuries are justifiably un-fun. I move through the world like a baby giraffe learning to walk: gangly, awkward, legs wobbly and akimbo. Yet unlike […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Scones

Maple Pumpkin Scones (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

My husband came down with the cold at the end of January. And as many of you know, sometimes it’s hard to keep yourself away from the germs that permeate the house once a family member is infected. My immune system fought valiantly for two weeks, and then I had one of those semi-colds. Is […]

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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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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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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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