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living with just a little less

This easy combo is one that could be made pretty much any time and any season - as it is comprised of ingredients that are usually stocked in any whole foods kitchen. The difference you'll get when summer comes is all those amazing local potato varieties that will add something different to this soon-to-be-classic salad each time you try it! Use any colour baby nuggets…

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This weekend was just a little bit special. Not because we did anything particularly ground breaking - unless you consider painting walls and sweeping the top of our old garage a particular thrill! With three glorious days and zero work scheduled this long weekend, I'd been looking forward to this long weekend of hermit-hood more than anything I'd planned in recent memory. With life these…

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I have to start this post by saying I'm waaaaaay late to the party on this one. In the blogosphere, there are recipes that seem to turn up everywhere you go - whether browsing Pinterest, or in blog comments, google searches and elsewhere. This My New Roots recipe is one of them, as it is indeed a classic in every way. A classic that up…

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This recipe is another kitchen sink recipe, which came together not unlike last week's soup (or really, like most of the food created in this house). It was inspired somewhat by the colours in this slaw, and coincidentally is dressed with another tahini-based dressing, this time only slightly adapted from Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte. In my experience, you simply can't go wrong with…

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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's been a heck of a year, this 2015, and I sure can't think of a better way to close it than right here, in this paradise called Hawaii with the people I love the most. We arrived here the day after Christmas, the first one in ages that was busy in a 'just right' sort of way; one that didn't seem to scar me…

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Traveling New York, I can't tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I'm gently reminded by circumstance that I'm not on a 'foodie-only' holiday but on a family holiday, one where I'm bound to roll with what the collective group feels up…

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Oh, summer. It's pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I'm sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it's your winter!). It's been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it's a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in these west coast parts, it's…

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Well, that was sure a fun one! Pardon me, but I'm still reeling here from a much needed little break from busy life to get out and live: in my fave city of all time. The family and I just returned from my longest ever stay in New York, complete with our two lovely ragamuffin daughters in tow - their first time and boy did…

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