Roasted Chickpea & Potato Salad w/ Thyme + Mustard

June 6, 2016
Roasted Chickpea & Potato Salad w/ Thyme + Mustard
Roasted Chickpea & Potato Salad w/ Thyme + Mustard

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama
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 you can find here, as you can’t go wrong with any of those nutrient-loaded starchy gems :).
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Sweet Corn + Beluga Lentil Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

May 23, 2016
Sweet Corn + Beluga Lentil Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Sweet Corn + Beluga Lentil Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

“What will happen to us?” I asked. “There will always be us,” he answered. Patti Smith
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 days being a whirlwind of working several projects, keeping up with fitness goals, and still trying to stay on top of the needs of the ever evolving family – I love being at home in my down time, with my family, getting shit done.
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Hippie-Dip 10 Minute Stewed Rhubarb

May 10, 2016
Hippie-Dip 10 Minute Stewed Rhubarb
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A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.Unknown
My mom has always been in to 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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Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens

April 13, 2016
Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens
Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens

The grass is greener where you water it.Robert Fulghum
This recipe is something I find myself craving often. Of course there is never a day when I wouldn’t love a freshly made hummus – as it’s the first thing I taught myself to make (using this classic recipe here) way back when I was a teenager (it’s crazy how long ago that was now).
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Sarah Britton’s Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad

April 7, 2016
Sarah Britton's Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad
Sarah Britton's Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha
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 until recently I’d never even tried. I can now definitively say that I have been missing out something major, as Sarah Britton’s Best Ever French Lentil Salad is actually that good. It’s the best ever. End of story. Once I tried it (the first bite pretty much blew my mind), I just knew I had to share it – as this is one recipe that every plant based home cook should make, and take it from me, don’t wait years to do it like I did. Do it now. You’ll be so happy you did!
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