Tempeh + Sweet Potato Stuffed Pita w/ Cashew Chipotle Sauce

March 10, 2016
Tempeh + Sweet Potato Stuffed Pita w/ Cashew Chipotle Sauce
Tempeh + Sweet Potato Stuffed Pita w/ Cashew Chipotle Sauce

I get by with a little help from my friends.John Lennon
This week I’m finally excited to share with you a recipe that’s been on the ‘test roster’ for a while now. These ingredients have been making appearances together for years now in our house, but the past few months have really seen them come together in a tangible way that I can now safely share.
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Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing

February 29, 2016
Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing
Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.Ram Dass
This recipe is another kitchen sink recipe, which came together not unlike last week’s soup (or really, like most of the food created in this house). It was inspired somewhat by the colours in this slaw, and coincidentally is dressed with another tahini-based dressing, this time only slightly adapted from Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte. In my experience, you simply can’t go wrong with any tahini dressing (at least any I have found), and I love this one for its sophisticated, citrusy twist with a little kiss of spice. Variety is so good, and I highly recommend giving this dressing a try!
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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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