Creamy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower + Potato Soup

February 24, 2016
Creamy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower + Potato Soup
Creamy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower + Potato Soup

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.Buddha
There’s no question about it, it’s definitely still soup season. There may be blooms popping out of the ground, but these cold soccer-mom mornings still require the heavy down coat along with gloves, the thick fuzzy socks, and a warm hat. A full insulated mug of hot honey lemon water doesn’t hurt in the cozy department either, and I love those mornings if I am properly prepared.
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Sweet Potato + Kale Green Curry with Tofu

February 18, 2016
Sweet Potato + Kale Green Curry with Tofu
Sweet Potato + Kale Green Curry with Tofu

Make art and live simply.Shawn Lukas
Here in Vancouver it’s been raining non-stop for what really feels like weeks on end. There have been (thankfully) a few little breaks here and there, but the rain, it just keeps on coming! Big, juicy drops that make that dreadful drought last summer feel like a far away fairy tale (that we never want to tell again). It’s just that time of year for this part of the world, when we long time Vancouverites just try to hang on until the clouds break and we can see some light – and hopefully steal in a few moments to take in all of the spring blooms that have started to show us their little (gorgeous) faces.
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Farro Bowl With Shiitakes + Winter Greens

February 15, 2016
Farro Bowl With Shiitakes + Winter Greens
Farro Bowl With Shiitakes + Winter Greens

“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.”Henry Ward Beecher
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 it’s being re-discovered by many for its beautiful nutty bite and high protein content. It makes a seriously satisfying base your favourite grain bowls, which is why I just had to share it with you.
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Miso-Sesame-Ginger Greens & Quinoa Bowls

February 3, 2016
Miso-Sesame-Ginger Greens & Quinoa Bowls
Miso-Sesame-Ginger Greens & Quinoa Bowls

I want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same.Sylvia Plath
This meal is something I could literally eat every day and never ever tire of. I’ve never met a bowl of dressed greens I didn’t like to some degree, and for me (as always), most all delicious meals start and end with the most basic of kitchen essentials: a truly killer dressing.Read More

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Classic Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

January 25, 2016
Classic Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Classic Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.Vicki Robin
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 into white refined carbs or heavy milk or cheese. Instead, I whip up this super simple sauce made with whole cashews (what else?) and a few simple ingredients that when baked, taste divine. No added thickener, no added anything that isn’t clean, nutritious, and tasty. Read More

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