Brown Rice & Arame Seaweed Salad

I turned 33 last week! I remember turning 25 and having a mini life crisis. A lot has happened since then. Growing up, I had a very different vision of where my life would be at this age. But it’s alright. The choices I made over the years have led me where I am today, …

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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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Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago, as I was savouring lunch, I mused over the food I was eating. My lunch consisted of a curried carrot & turnip soup with a dollop of yogurt, along with a slice of wholegrain bread. Both the soup and yogurt were homemade using organic ingredients. The produce (onions, carrots, turnips) came …

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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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Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Pour toi, maman. This will be the third Christmas that we don’t spend in the kitchen together, cooking our traditionally ambitious menu for the festivities. I still feel your presence in the family kitchen; echoes of our playful moods and of your laughter… our precious bonding time which is forever lost. This orange salad with …

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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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Lemony Kale & Lentil Soup

Patches of ice have appeared in the streets of Montreal and I can now see my breath when I bike to work. The return of cold weather means there are fewer bikers in the streets and finding a vacant rack to lock my bike is no longer challenging. I wonder how late into the winter …

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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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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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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! How did you spend the long weekend? Did your family get together for a traditional turkey dinner? Did you take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life? I would love to hear from you if you want to share. Last year, I was in Toronto for …

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