cheater caesar salad – and some news

A quick and easy fish-free Caesar dressing for when you need a Caesar salad Right. Now. Gosh, it’s been a while! I want to thank you all so much for your patience while I’ve been on hiatus, and for all of the very kind comments, emails, and messages you sent in response to me taking… 

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better than nutella

Yesterday I did my one and only day of Christmas shopping, for the one and only item I’m going to buy this year. It’s already wrapped and stashed away for our annual expats holiday family dinner, which includes an increasingly ruthless game of White Elephant. I daresay the little gift I got this year will pale… 

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pumpkin hummus

Pumpkin isn’t just for pies anymore! This lightened up hummus is silky smooth and perfect for pumpkin season. The bright orange colour and hint of cinnamon may tip you off… make no mistake, this one’s a stunner! Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I hope your day is filled with family and friends and… 

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chipotle hummus wraps

Hearty vegan wraps with big flavours, these chipotle hummus wraps are sure to be a lunch box favourite. Our fridge is pretty big by Stockholm apartment standards, but still significantly smaller than what we had when we lived in Vancouver. Probably half the size. After a Saturday afternoon trip to the farmer’s market and a… 

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kale and walnut pesto

The season is changing. This was clear as we slipped past the equinox over the weekend; a sunny Saturday gave way to a stormy Sunday, complete with flashes of lightening and thunder so loud and close it shook the windows of our apartment. On Saturday, while it was still nice out, I did a fly-by… 

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toast for dinner – herbed ricotta, 4 ways

I’ve been a student for 9 of the last 10 years, and have worked full time for all but two of those years. I turned in and defended my thesis last month, and Friday was my last day at the office for four whole weeks. Paul was away over the weekend, racing (and winning!) a… 

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pumpkin seed butter

 A few months ago, when it was still lovely and warm and light outside, we had some massive roadwork happen just outside our apartment. It was a bit of a mess, but really, because we drive bicycles rather than cars, we were largely unaffected. We also knew, because this work was happening one block at… 

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game changing hummus

Our kitchen has a large window that faces into our building’s courtyard. Across the courtyard from our apartment, but directly in front of our kitchen window, are the balconies from another building. One of these balconies belongs to a couple who, each and every single day, bring all of their blankets, pillows, and rugs outside… 

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almond butter with vanilla and sea salt

One of the silly things about this land I live in is the nut butter situation. I remember one time being at the supermarket and trying to decide between the ridiculously tiny and expensive jar of creamy peanut butter, or the ridiculously tiny and expensive jar of crunchy peanut butter (it was the only time… 

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honey roasted carrot and hummus sandwiches

This time next week I’ll be sitting in class. Sitting. In. Class. It kind of snuck up on me, and now I’m alternating between being really excited and really terrified. I’m excited about pursuing my dreams, meeting new and presumably like-minded people, learning more about nutrition. I’m terrified I won’t know enough, people won’t like… 

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white bean puree

It’s less than two weeks till I head back to school to start my masters degree in nutrition. I’ve been experiencing the mildest flutters of anxiety which I’m sure over the next week or so will blossom into a full blown panic attack, but for now it’s still all very far away and surreal. We’ll… 

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chickpea salad sandwich

Last year this time I talked about the sandwich system, so I thought now I’d help soften the back-to-school and back-to-work blues with a tasty vegetarian sandwich filling. I find that vegetarian sandwich options can be repetitive and I get tired of simple bread, veg, cheese combinations. I’m doing a lot of running around these… 

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