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living with just a little less

It's definitely here. As winter creeps upon us and chills our insides, it is important to stay warm from the inside out. This is the time of year that I reach for thick leggings versus pants, as I need extra layers of warmth like I need extra heat in my belly. This borscht recipe is one of my all time favorite ways to seek comfort,…

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You'll have to forgive me, or rather, let me re-phrase that, I hope you'll all forgive me. I am having a salad moment (or three or seven). Ask my kids at any given moment what mom eats, the answer is always the same. Salad. But don't you worry, because that is where the sameness ends because when it comes to salads, the opportunities for finding…

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Holla Bloggers! Welcome to this stop on the Virtual Vegan Potluck! For occasions like this, sometimes you've got to whip up something special. Enter one of my all time favorite special occasion recipes. There are many amazing versions of vegan loaf recipes out there, but this one is well, special. This is a recipe I've been serving up in my house for years, and whether…

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Some days you just want a salad, right? You know, those crisp fresh vegetables full of hydrating water and loaded with vitamins & enzymes? I don't know about you guys (I have my suspicions though) but I am always pretty thrilled to have a homemade salad dressing hanging out in the fridge that makes it easy to wash a few raw vegetables and dress them to perfection.…

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I've got to come out with it. I know it's hard when this happens, but really, I've got to be honest. I've had a challenging week.'m not sharing this to elicit sympathy (well, not intentionally), but in truth, I'd be lying if I tried to pretend life was all roses all the time. Of course, this week has also brought it's fair share of amazing…

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Baking beautiful bread? Bread. Beauty. Bounty (alliteration today is brought to you by Cara). Today is the day! I've been excited about this one for weeks, that is ever since I discovered it (I haven't stopped baking beautiful bread since that day). This was a recipe I randomly & luckily stumbled upon, and I am not sure through which medium it actually came to me (I am…

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I think it is safe to say we all need a little comfort in the form of our favourite foods here and there. Growing up, one of my most favourite snack foods was just this - comforting - not to mention dirt cheap and easy to make. After all, what is easier than opening up a can of beans and heating them up? Toss a few…

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Well, it's true what they say, the time does go fast. It's hard to believe it is now September, with August behind us and all that it brought. Just a month ago we were putting the finishing touches on our packed luggage... But with September comes so many good things: back to school, back to work, and back to working on this little blog and all…

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Well it is officially summer here in Vancouver. After a long spring, and many, many cold & wet & rainy days, the temperatures here are now warm again! I thought it would never come, but it did! And oh, how sweet it is. One can hear many times the words of those who live and love in this dear part of the world. The words that…

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