Vegan Coconut-Pear Tart

I know I bragged about being perfectly happy sans food processor, but apparently, only fools don’t change their minds. So I’m here to confess that I recently caved in and bought a KitchenAid. Let me reassure you that I only paid $120 for it, thanks to Craigslist. Speaking of which, did I tell you I sold over $800 worth of possessions …

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Zucchini Spice Loaf with Toasted Coconut

    I’m constantly striving to find alternatives to sugar and I’m taking you for the ride. I hope you don’t mind. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with apple butter and so far I’m quite pleased. Sure, the end result is never as sweet as sugar or honey, but that was never the goal anyway. The …

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Blueberry-Peach Yogurt Pie with Whole-Wheat Crust

    This is a quickie, impromptu, post. I try to keep Craving Greens’ Facebook page interesting by adding photos of dishes that do not necessarily make it to the blog. As this yogurt pie got a lot of attention last week, I decided to share the recipe with you albeit having taken pictures of …

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Rye Ginger Snaps

Today is a special day. For many people, myself included, it marked the last working day before the holidays. My office threw a silly re-gift exchange this morning. The concept is simple: You must give something you already own – you’re not allowed to buy anything. The lamer, the better, as we like to laugh. …

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Healthy Maple Granola

    Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers! What are you up to for the long weekend? I’m off to Toronto for a friend’s wedding. You might know that Action de Grâce is not really celebrated among French Quebecers. Actually, it’s not until I moved to Toronto in 2001 that I became aware of how different this holiday is …

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bran Muffins

In my kitchen, the sweet aroma of freshly baked muffins. In my stereo, the music of Elliott Smith, Beth Gibbons or Bon Iver. On my nightstand, L’Étranger by Albert Camus. Autumn resonates nicely with pumpkin patches, apple orchards, vibrant-coloured trees and the return of scarves and mittens. I always find this season bittersweet and nostalgic, …

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Mango Frozen Yogurt

It’s summer, it’s hot, you want a frozen treat. Err… It’s summer, you want a treat. Have you noticed exactly how much Canadians love to complain about the weather? Too cold, too hot. Too much snow, too much rain. Too humid. Weather is the topic of choice for small talk. For lack of better things …

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Banana Carob Chip Cookies

I know what you’re thinking. Why would I use carob when chocolate is decadent, comforting, and supposedly good for you? The answer is simple. Because I like it. And because it’s healthy, of course. Did you know that the carob tree has been valued for thousands of years as a source of nutrients for both …

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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

When the afternoon cravings kick in, I sometimes wander the food court in search of a healthy snack. Though I practically know the (poor) selection by heart, I still naively wish to find something new and healthy that would hit the spot. Last week, I decided that now was the time to take matters into …

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Healthy Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Firsts get me nervous! First dates or first paragraphs, it’s all the same! It gets me nervous and I don’t know what to say. So I’ll begin this blog with my favourite banana bread recipe, which is both healthy and moist.. yum! We can do the talking later. Healthy Whole-Wheat Banana Bread 2 1/2 cups …

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