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living with just a little less

This is one of those recipes that you will find yourself making over and over again (and warning, it's borderline addictive too!). Earlier this summer, it seemed as if I was getting hints from all corners to make this simple Salad Niçoise. From Laura's drop-dead gorgeous version using French Lentils, to this lovely composition with marinated chickpeas over at Minimalist Baker, it honestly felt as…

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This recipe has really been a long time coming on the blog, with 100% thanks to my mom, who never fails to adequately prepare for a visit from her kids with a freshly made pan of this delicious vegan pâté (among other delicious goodies, including her famous frozen brownies). Every time I visit her, I realize once again how good this recipe is - and…

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Ah, this salad. This is one of my favourites that I've literally been making for years. So many years in fact that you (those dear readers of mine who have been with me from the start) may have even seen it here before - as I had posted this recipe in the early days and it was removed when I shuffled posts around and removed…

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This salad is the result of last week's trip to the Farmer's Market here in Vancouver, where I was pleasantly surprised by the haul I got for the seemingly very little money I spent. The produce this year is just incredible, from the berries and cherries to the greens and veggies that are overflowing everywhere. We're still eating tidbits from the market trip almost a week…

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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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My mom has always been into astrology, ever since I can remember. Even to this day, visits home mean naps on the old family couch (lots of naps) - which sits nestled under my favourite old window in between coffee tables adorned with stacks of her dog-eared astrology volumes - each holding its own unique version of the stars with their ancient and mysterious wisdom.…

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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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