Apple & Almond Cake

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! I hope you’re having a wonderful time with friends and/or family. We don’t have major plans this weekend, so we’re taking the opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage and do some re-org around our place. The summer clothes got stored; the winter ones came out along with the cold weather …

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Yogurt & Tahini Tart with Carob Crust

  We are headed to the woods next week. Every year in August, we go north for a few days of camping in complete wilderness – a tradition I greatly look forward to. The first time we went, we found our secret spot near a stream and we’ve been going back to the exact same …

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

It occurred to me the other day that my cooking experiments began about 10 years ago, after graduation. University life can be harsh on one’s body and I was no exception. During an enlightening conversation with my mom, I had a breakthrough which led me back to wanting to eat solely whole foods. As I …

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Sour Cherry Clafoutis

You might wonder if I’ve been cooking with anything other than fruit lately and that’s a fair question. Fruit has indeed been the star of several recent posts, and I can only attribute that to the excitement I feel when I witness its abundance… right in the city. It turns out Montreal is full of …

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Coconut-Chia Pie with Seasonal Berries

As I progress through my very first gardening season (and more recently started foraging), I am adapting to eating a lot more with the season exactly as it evolves. While that may sound very basic, it’s not something that most urbanites are used to (not having access to land and shopping in grocery stores where seasons …

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Rhubarb, Apple & Ginger Crumble

In case you’re wondering, the transition into sabbatical mode went by smoothly. Between the time spent at the garden, setting up our balcony garden, and more experimenting in the kitchen, the days have been flying by. Jason and I are also taking this opportunity to travel. We went to Lake Placid in the Adirondacks for some …

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Carrot & Coconut Cookies

I’ll be the first to admit that baking is not my forte. The reason for that is simple. I have a problem with just about every baked goods recipe out there. Too much refined sugar, flour, or fat, to be precise. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I believe in healthy treats. So …

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Avocado & Chocolate Mousse

The first time I heard about combining avocados with chocolate was while watching the organic living documentary Go Further several years ago. I watched in awe as chef Renée Loux made an unctuous vegan chocolate mousse using avocados rather than heavy cream and eggs. While that piqued my curiosity instantly, I only got around to experimenting …

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Pecan-Hemp Balls

I love nuts. If I didn’t exercise any self-control, you’d find me eating nuts all day. Pistachios are possibly my favourites. This might come as a surprise to you given that this blog contains no pistachio recipes whatsoever. But it makes perfect sense to me. I eat them all before they have a chance to …

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Almond-Date Squares

I hope you like almonds because these (sugar-free, no-added fat) almond-date squares contain three forms of them. Almond meal from grinding the nuts, almond extract, and sliced almonds. It’s a party in your mouth, if you ask me. P.S. You can experiment with this recipe by substituting the raw almonds with other nuts. I made …

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