Creamy Green Smoothie

  I like smoothies that are thick and creamy without being icy. I like topping them with superfoods like hemp or chia seeds, bee pollen, nuts and / or berries. And more often than not, homemade granola. The final result must inevitably be savoured with a spoon and it always feels like such a treat …

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Quinoa & Asparagus Tabbouleh

I can almost hear her stupefaction. “Quinoa? And asparagus? In TABBOULEH?” (insert dramatic intonation). Oh yes, I dared. One of my nearest and dearest friends, Maroquine, is Lebanese. And more than anyone else I know, she knows good food. I hope she forgives me for adding a new twist to this classic Lebanese dish. I …

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Trini Mango Chow

One year ago today, I returned from a fantastic vacation in Trinidad & Tobago. To mark this, I thought I’d share with you one very simple recipe for a snack that always brings me right back there… to the backyard of Rashid’s house, under the scorching sun, where I tasted it for the first time. …

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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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Blueberry-Kale Breakfast Smoothie

Let me be the first to wish you Happy New Year! I hope 2014 brings you health and happiness, because that’s what truly matters. I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately. Somehow, having a nutrient-packed smoothie for breakfast has been having a positive impact on the rest of my day. It makes me want to …

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Vegan Mediterranean Cabbage Rolls

Montreal got a big snow storm yesterday – the first “real” storm of the season. A few hours in, Jason and I got excited and we (almost seriously) considered to cross-country ski through the snow-covered streets of downtown. We took our skiing gear out of storage last week and both of us are getting antsy to use …

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Greek-Style Vegan Stuffed Peppers

I was useless this past weekend. Sore throat, feverish and blowing my nose every 20 minutes. Yep, ’tis the season. I spent most of it alternating between the bed and the couch, drinking tea, sucking on lozenges and streaming missed episodes of my current favourite TV show. Okay, perhaps not completely useless. I still managed …

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Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

Aren’t sesame seeds awesome? They’re crunchy (that’s always a good thing); tasty (even more so when toasted); healthy (excellent source of calcium); suited for all types of dishes (sweet and savoury); sesame oil is the ultimate asian flavour (in my humble opinion); and don’t get me started on tahini (i.e., I put it in everything).  …

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Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes

And one last apple recipe to conclude September’s “apple fest” on Craving Greens. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey. These sweet potato & apple cakes are delicious as an appetizer, a side dish or even as the main event. Why not serve them on a bed of greens? – “They’re kind of like crab cakes”, …

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Zucchini Salad with Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Our neighbourhood recently got the addition of not one, but two new grocery stores. Both opened in early August, and they are located a mere 800 meters from each other! What a treat for foodies. I just snooped around Les 5 saisons for the first time yesterday. It’s a high-end store where you can expect to find expensive …

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