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Hey all! Hoping everyone had a great week! Today's post is a quickie as I head off to a day of discussion, sharing, driving & fun with a big group of my co-workers somewhere deep, deep in the woods where cell phones don't work. Yup, it's time for our annual team building retreat weekend in the BC Wilderness where the bears roam freely and so…

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Hey all! What a week! Here I am coming up for a little air and breathing deeply at the thought of a quiet weekend at home - I feel I've been a little MIA here the past few days - we've just finished up a whirlwind week of kids Christmas concerts, choirs, and gifts for teachers and friends, not to mention craziness at work &…

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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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I recall a recent convo I had with a girlfriend who was looking forward to making this raw Brussels sprout salad I posted a while back after our Canadian Thanksgiving last month.  The salad was to be enjoyed by the whole family, just not her dad, who prefers his sprouts on the 'plain' side. Read: just steamed or boiled, as is, & with no flavouring…

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Life really is a funny thing. As we move forward (which we inevitably have to), it is certainly impossible to know what might inspire us from day-to-day, week to week, and so on. It could be a conversation over lunch, or a person you haven't seen for years that suddenly pops into your life. It could be a season, or the way you feel after…

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Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am sure many of you are enjoyed a nice rest and took some time to enjoy the rest of the delicious posts from Vegan Blogger's Potluck that went down last week (with great success I might add). Great work and a giant fist bump to all involved! Today's recipe is another fave of ours, and it's…

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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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Want to get in your apple a day? Here is a warm way to start your winter mornings that makes getting your apple a day a (delicious) cinch. A nice warm bowl of protein and fibre-filled fuel is a great way to start a big day, especially if you've got a lot on the go (anyone out there?!). Because as much as I love to scheme about…

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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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