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living with just a little less

Oh, summer. It's pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I'm sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it's your winter!). It's been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it's a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in these west coast parts, it's…

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In the heat of the glorious summer weather we are having, it's a given we'll recall childhood memories of summers past as the familiar smells pass our noses and the sun flickers gently through the leaves on the trees once again. I don't know about you guys, but these months are always slightly bittersweet, as each waft of the dry yellowed grass brings back a…

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As the summer rolls in and we bask in the gloriously long days of the season - there is one thing I can't help but feel in especially massive quantities -- my gratitude is spilling over in every which way you can fathom. The number of blessings we are given might just be doled out based on our ability to count them...and if this is…

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Stretching ourselves into unknown territory is hard, actually it could quite possibly be the hardest thing there is to do at all. If I think about those I admire, It's always clear that the reason I do so is based on one thing: the fact that someone has been or has done something amazing. Something not many others would dare to do, or maybe, even…

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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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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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So it happened again (so many high fives)! A group of folks got together to spend just under two hours with a group of kids from our fair city's toughest neighbourhood to cook together. To cook real food ~ food that needs no more than a few basic skills to make, skills like peeling, chopping, stirring, boiling, cutting, slicing, and best of all, caring. Read More...

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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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