Moroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew

January 23, 2015

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew


This recipe has been a really long time coming for me. Over the years, there have been many a chickpea & tomato based stew I’ve tried, and it really behooves me (yes, I heard this word uttered appropriately from a colleague this week and immediately logged it as a worthy add-on to my vocabulary rolodex) to point out that when it comes to reasonable and proportionate variations of onion, spices, tomato & the ever-perennial favourite – the chickpea – you really would be hard-pressed to create something that wasn’t completely and totally edible, even utterly delicious with those ingredients.Read More

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Roasted Carrot Rosemary Hummus + Whole Wheat Bread

January 10, 2015

Roasted Carrot Rosemary Hummus + Whole Wheat Bread

This week I dusted off an old food book from my collection that I’ve had on my shelves for years, tucked away in my collection of dog eared ‘health’ books – many that have been with me since I first took interest in really caring about what I ate (it was really very early in my life). Through the years, I’ve certainly read or skimmed every kind of health book (within reason, no gimmicks for me). From volumes on sprouting to food combining to eating only high vibration living foods, I’ve likely read it, and even embraced it at some point. It’s through living a belief or a philosophy that it can truly be revealed for what it is and what real value it has, and I encourage all who are curious about such things to practice whatever they are called to in an effort to feel, look, and live better (in moderation of course). A few years back I had a slight shift in my perception on these matters, one that had been forming for the better part of my twenties as a mom, cook, and caretaker of the family’s health and welfare – including my own. It was reading my trusty old book of Macrobiotics that I was reminded of the importance of food and choice to who we are and the way we carry ourselves through our days.Read More

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Super Chickpea + Wheat Berry Veggie Salad

January 3, 2015

Super Chickpea + Wheat Berry Veggie Salad

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.Plato

If 2014 was the year of complication, then I hereby declare 2015 the year of simplicity. Simpler words and more time for the things we love to do. Run, cook, read, walk, love. Joy is my goal this year and I’m well on the way so far – I’m looking forward to sharing a lighter sentiment this year as I attempt to lighten up a little. Body, mind & spirit. Here we go :)Read More

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Creamy Cilantro White Bean Hummus

December 26, 2014

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For all you hummus lovers out there, it seems there is no end to the possibilities that can be made from mixing beans, tahini, salt & lemon juice with whatever it seems you have on hand. This recipe was created right around the time that I first made and shot the recipe for my last post, and since then I’m sure there have been more than a few new hummus ideas that have made their way into our kitchen, and onto our plates.Read More

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Curried Lentils & Rice w/ Cashew Cilantro Dressing

November 29, 2014

Curried Lentils & Rice w/ Cashew Cilantro Dressing

Howdy all! Real quick, before I put any other words down, the very first thing I need to say is its so good to be back here and to have you all here with me. I’ve been sitting on this recipe and the pictures of this post for weeks, as we moved the site around to accommodate the new space I find myself existing in – and with that the new places I’d like to go here. It’s been a wild ride this year for me, one that has carried with it great growth, and one that definitely has required more than my share of grit and faith in the rewards of hard work, and trust in oneself and the amazing people I’m lucky to call friends (among other things). With that I welcome you officially to this new beautiful design, this lovely clean new perspective, and as my mom reminded me just this past weekend, a rather timely and freeing new moon in Sagittarius.Read More

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