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Roasted Squash, Fennel & Thyme Pizza with Goat Cheese

 

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will always look lovely.

~ Roald Dahl

Okay, who loves squash? Yeah, I know, it’s pretty tough not to. I love it too, especially since you can buy it when the mood strikes you and leave it sitting pretty on your counter until you need it (can I get a yes for no spoilage?), and it’s pretty tasty & nutritious too. Yup, squash is awesome, and in most places, an easy to find local food.

A vegetable I don’t often use though is fennel, as unless it’s juiced, I’ve never really found it that appealing in taste or in texture until recently. I love that about food (and most anything), there seems to always be something new & amazing to discover, whether it’s a cooking method, a new spice or any single ingredient. It’s all a giant sprawling rabbit hole that really can keep going on forever so long as we decide to keep pushing forward, and it’s never too late (never) to pick up again and start anew. Continue reading

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Recipe: Nik’s Pecan Coconut Granola

 

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So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

~ Paulo Coelho

It could be said that children are the greatest teachers we can ever have. If this is true, then I’ve got two of the world’s greatest living right under my roof, challenging me every day to do better, and to try harder, and once again do more than I ever thought I could possibly do. I’ve simply always adored being a mother, and it’s a job I wouldn’t trade for anything. Continue reading

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Recipe: Olive Studded Chickpea Rosemary Flatbread

 

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Do it, then fix it as you go.

~ Paul Arden

Hey everyone! Happy Friday to all! Here in Vancouver (and in all of Canada) we are gearing up for a hot long weekend after a week or two of gloomy rain. It’s pretty awesome to have some great weather to look forward to, and I see loads of watermelon and ice water in my future as the temperatures are expected to break records. YES. Finally! Continue reading

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Recipe: Summer Fruit Crisp, Vegan & Gluten-Free

 

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Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is.

~ Unknown

Stretching ourselves into unknown territory is hard, actually it could quite possibly be the hardest thing there is to do at all. If I think about those I admire, It’s always clear that the reason I do so is based on one thing: the fact that someone has been or has done something amazing. Something not many others would dare to do, or maybe, even think possible at all.  Continue reading

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

 

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When nothing is sure, everything is possible.

~ Margaret Drabble

It’s true really that life can change in an instant. You just never know when & where you might get struck. I was thinking about this the other day on one of my weekend runs. Breathing the air around me and feeling every part of my body move, I often get caught up in highly constructive & stream of consciousness thought, working my way through things I might never recall without the quiet time and the space to open up and let it flow (this is why I can’t run with my beloved music).

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