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living with just a little less

This meal was so easy and so good I couldn't help but share it here on the blog for all of you. It's a winner from a time perspective for sure, as a few simple tasks in preparation can have you feeling pretty darned happy you've got the ingredients on hand when the clock strikes dinnertime after a hectic workday. I've used Farro here, as…

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I'm super excited to share this oldie (but SO goodie!) recipe that's been a classic favourite of mine for as long as I've been cooking. In fact, it's almost too good to share.....but it would be a terribly selfish crime not to.  It's one I've made on and off for years, when the craving for richly flavoured, creamy comfort food hits - but I'm not…

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This recipe pretty much sums up all that is good about simple eats. I've been recently inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, after deciding (with conviction) that my body needed an extended break from dairy and ANY over-processed irritants (even sugar that is not in a whole food form). If you've perused the pages of Gwyneth's latest efforts in print with collaborator Julia Turshen, you're likely…

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It seems there's always room in the repertoire for another great way to enjoy a perennial favourite. Kids love it, adults love it - because there's really nothing like pasta to provide humble, sturdy sustenance when the craving hits for some comfort. This recipe is from the beautiful new book Food 52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw - who graciously sent me a copy this fall…

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Holla friends! Here's a quick, vibrant, uber-healthful dinner for those nights when you just really need a no-brainer. Tasty, light, and fast. Try this once, and I swear you'll be hooked - as really, it's all about the sauce here. This almost-too-easy easy and crazy delicious sauce might just be the single most important thing I've been missing in my kitchen repertoire all these years....I…

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Well, once again, that was FAST. I cannot believe it's October already! The kids are back in school, it's getting darker earlier and earlier every day. Oh, and it's raining! Oh, how I do love the rain! These days I'm delighting in my cosy hoodies and looking forward now to one last special family trip to Hawaii after Christmas. We count ourselves extremely lucky to…

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When it comes to making meals at home, I always think that 90% of the effort required is all in the planning. The idea for what to eat can be far more daunting than preparing the meal itself, and for busy weeknights, good Sunday prep in the midst of other important housekeeping can be a lifesaver.Read More...

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Well, it's official. It finally rained! With the long overdue rain, comes a collective sigh of relief as our dried out yards and gardens soak up the water and our hearts and minds can rest at ease that the long summer drought is over. Don't get me wrong, it's been an amazing summer - the warmth and sun have been giving and actually healing it…

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A few years ago, I shared an easy vegan recipe for Alfredo Sauce that has since become a bit of a blog favourite - it's one of those recipes I'll admit I don't make nearly enough, and always wows anyone who's never been treated to a rich, cashew-based cream sauce (or even those who've had it many times before - it's that good). This recipe…

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