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Mains, Recipes

Garlic Szechuan Lentil Stirfry

This is one of those meals we gravitate to frequently during the weekday hustle. A 30 minute commitment in the kitchen and you have a meal packed with fiber, protein, greens and flavour! I came across elephant garlic this week at the market & if you have never seen one […]

Snacks, Sweets

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I’ve been inside hiding from the stormy skies all weekend. The rain has a way of penetrating all my layers and chilling me to my core, so I’d rather hibernate – melt into the couch with a comfy sweater and a good book to avoid all of the cold. Nothing really […]

Wellness

Why I Cook

I’m no chef by any means but that doesn’t matter – anyone can cook. There are recipes for every skill level, technique and cooking style. You don’t even need to follow a recipe, just allow for a little creativity and follow your gut. Of course there’s a learning curve, as […]

Snacks, Sweets

Cherry Chocolate Fudge Bars

Truthfully, I’m not really on board with the whole idea of Valentine’s day,  the expectations to impress and the pressure to buy as an expression of your feelings. It really just takes the focus away from what it is supposed to be all about – LOVE. Love of all kinds […]

Mains

Leek & Lentil Soup with Herb Croutons

Can you even believe the past week – snow in Vancouver in February?? Apparently it’s been years since the city has been hit with the white stuff this late in the season and I feel like I’m part of the few who actually enjoy it. Seeing all the trees and […]

Snacks, Sweets

Banana Berry Muffins

Say hello to the only muffin recipe you’ll ever need! These lovelies are vegan & dairy free and can be made gluten-free by swapping the whole grain flour for others like coconut, oat or almond flours. Delicious & tender, with bursts of sweetness from the berries, these muffins never last long […]

Snacks

Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter

Three ingredients and you have this simple, yet so so satisfying homemade nut butter. It is perfect to add to morning oats, as a treat on top of your fave dessert or, if you’re like me, by the spoonful straight from the jar. You can swap the almonds for pecans, hazelnuts […]

Snacks, Sweets

Earl Grey Granola

  Everyone wants to be healthy. We all know we could use more fruits and vegetables, but in today’s food market, there seems to be conflicting information and claims about what foods we should be eating and those that stuff your waistline with empty promises. The temptation is real and […]