20 Minute Meal: Saucy Vegetable + Tofu Stir-Fry

October 26, 2015
20 Minute Meal: Saucy Vegetable + Tofu Stir-Fry
20 Minute Meal: Saucy Vegetable + Tofu Stir-Fry

There are two ways to be rich: One by acquiring much, and the other by desiring little.Jackie French Koller
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 really truly mean that too! It’s perfect for adding to any medley of veggies you might have kicking around, and superbly cheap and tasty motivation for cleaning out the crisper too 😉Read More

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Richa’s Masala Lentils w/ Roasted Cauliflower + Radishes

October 8, 2015
Richa's Masala Lentils w/ Roasted Cauliflower + Radishes
Richa's Masala Lentils w/ Roasted Cauliflower + Radishes

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.L.M. Montgomery

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 everyday. Oh, and it’s raining! Oh, how I do love the rain! These days I’m delighting in my cozy hoodies and looking forward now to one last special family trip to Hawaii after Christmas. We count ourselves extremely lucky to have friends to spend time with there, and as our kids get older, it becomes acutely real that each time we do this, it may be the last experience of its kind. It’s a really interesting time here in my family, as we transition from one phase to one that’s completely foreign – my eldest is teetering on the brink of adulthood. 18 years…I don’t know where the time went. At any rate, our trip is going to be amazing – and just a little ray of sunshine in our future to help us embrace the cold and damp weather that is now upon us. Life is good, really good – it is now just about doing the things that slow me down, and help me really stop and be able to smell the roses.Read More

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20 Minute Meals: French Lentils Two Ways

September 14, 2015
20 Minute Meals: French Lentils Two Ways
20 Minute Meals: French Lentils Two Ways

I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.Lou Reed
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 week nights, good Sunday prep in the midst of other important housekeeping can be a lifesaver.Read More

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Cara’s Outrageous Peanut Butter Bars

September 6, 2015
Cara's Outrageous Peanut Butter Bars
Cara's Outrageous Peanut Butter Bars

Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.Nathan W. Morris
So first things first, I’m a little (WAY) overdue for posting a sweet treat. I’m going to be honest here: I’m tremendously boring when it comes to making desserts – it’s almost sad really. This is not because we don’t enjoy desserts in this house, but rather due to a combination of my personal preference for cooking with the bright colours and vibrant nature of fresh vegetables – and also due to the fact all of us here in this house are pretty darned satisfied with a plain old piece of quality chocolate at the end of our evening meals. In fact, I’m so veggie centric that you’ll be hard pressed to find many recipes utilizing even cooked fruit around here, as I prefer it raw and unaltered – in smoothies or straight up as it is. Warning: if you get invited to dinner at my house and ask what to bring, well, I’ve an easy answer always, and plenty of previous guests to testify this as truth – bring dessert.
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Lentil Vegetable Curry with Tomato + Coconut Milk

August 31, 2015
Lentil Vegetable Curry with Tomato + Coconut Milk
Lentil Vegetable Curry with Tomato + Coconut Milk

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.Leonard Cohen
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 a lot of ways – but the effects of all this dryness have also been downright alarming – and totally foreign to us west coast rainforest dwellers – to say the very least.
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