Category Archives: Vegan

The Garden Harvest Veggie Bowl & A Honey Mustard Dressing

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The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The great thing about life is: there’s almost always something new we can do to make life more interesting, and this year seems to be a time for me to get out there and do it. Sure, it’s overwhelming, as at times as I grapple between what feels like school subjects (working on several businesses at once), and shuffling through business cards in meetings until I find just that right one – but then I ask myself: what would I rather be doing than growing through the discomfort of not knowing what the h*ll I’m doing from day-to-day? Continue reading

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Pea Shoot, Mango & Veggie Slaw with Farro & Soy Ginger Dressing

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It’s hard to believe that after years of eating fresh and freaking out at the start of every new food season, be it cherries, mangoes, fresh peas or just fall squash — I’ve never in all my years realized the magic that exists in eating those lush fresh green pea shoots. I know it’s insane, but I truly did not even know they could be eaten, having grown up my whole life surrounded by pea plants…yes, just not something we did, even though I’ve pretty much made it my mission to munch on every green leaf I walk by while strolling through my mom’s garden in high season. Go figure! Continue reading

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Brown Rice Vermicelli with Salted Beans, Veggies & Edamame


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Travel brings power and love back into your life.

― Rumi

A few months back I sent a tweet to some of my vegan blogging friends after a few week (well three weeks to be exact) stint of avoiding dairy entirely and feeling pretty proud of myself. While I won’t delve too deeply right now into my thoughts on the matter of to be entirely vegan or not to be entirely vegan (I am not), I can definitely share that the dairy free streak didn’t  last for me (it never really does). I’ve always felt best with a small amount of animal protein in my diet, even if I can’t even stomach the thought of eating meat or fish of any kind (never have been able to). And that is just never going to change! Continue reading

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Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus, Corn & Mango Sriracha Dressing

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 There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

― Leonard Cohen

Hey all! Aren’t we happy for spring? As I mentioned in my last post, the fresh season is well upon us here in Vancouver, and just as the garden has started to do its thing once  again, I’m happy to report that so have I.  After a season that saw a major shift in my career & work life, I’m happy to once again see and feel the sunshine. The sun on my face, the sun on the grass — the sun lighting up the shadows that cast all sorts of fears as we go about pursuing the places that our hearts guide us to. Sunshine to welcome another summer, and another season to live big and go for what matters.  Continue reading

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FUDGY COFFEE & CHOCOLATE NUT CANDY

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 “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”

~  Virginia Woolf

I have to say, of all the things I have ever loved most, there really is nothing that compares to the smell and look of deep black soil, and the feel of it on your hands and your jeans after a good day of digging and connecting with the ground. I’m not sure I’ve shared much here about my little passion for gardening, but that could very well be because the last few years have been well, kind of, not really about that. Until now that is! Continue reading

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