spring living lentil bowls

Spring Living Lentil Bowls – a light yet substantial gluten-free and easily vegan meal bowl featuring beluga lentils, spring asparagus, pan-fried halloumi cheese, avocado, pea shoots, and seeds. All of the components can be prepared in advance for a quick and easy meal. 

barbecue tofu bowls

Crisp, chewy, and flavourful barbecue tofu. A simple vegan grilling option perfect in sandwiches or bowls.  Do you ever feel like vegetarians get the short end of the stick when it comes to grilling season? Or, conversely, do you break into a cold sweat when vegetarian friends or family accept your invitation to grill out?… 

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super-simple chia pudding

One of the biggest adjustments to being a working mom has been that I’ve had to get my swims in before work a few times a week or they don’t get done. I used to swim on my lunch hour, but the pool near my office is closed for renovations, and pool renovations take a… 

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loaded sweet potatoes

Surprise! Being back at work is harder than I thought it would be. But not in the ways I thought it would be. I had anticipated achingly difficult days away from my boy, pining for him every moment I was gone. I even considered taking one of his blankies with me to the office so I… 

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roasted banana ice cream

My baby turned one last week. Although it was an unexpectedly weepy and nostalgic day for me, Niko seemed to give zero effs about it. I walked into his room on Wednesday morning singing happy birthday, and he shouted something that I interpreted along the lines of, “shut your face and give me that damn bottle,… 

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warm zucchini noodles with tomatoes and halloumi

Happy New Year, y’all! I’m here today to offer you a terribly unseasonable recipe. My thinking is perhaps some of you are in need of a bit of respite from holiday eating, but perhaps you’re not quite ready to plunge face-first into a kale salad. I’m with you. We’ve spent three glorious weeks on Kauai,… 

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slow cooker red lentil dal

A hearty and healthy red lentil dal that simmers away in your slow cooker and is ready when you walk through the door. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.  Can we talk about baby kicks? They’re crazy. I love them, but they’re crazy. It’s interesting how they’ve evolved from the first little signs of movement, little scratches… 

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carrot ginger and red lentil soup {slow cooker friendly}

This easy and delicious carrot ginger soup is super satisfying thanks to the addition of red lentils. If you make it in your slow cooker it’s mostly hands off, but the stove top is simple too. We are not handy people. We know this about ourselves, and remind ourselves of it, but still for some… 

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kvarg and quinoa protein pots

People keep asking me how I’m doing these days, and the answer is this: I’m hungry. I’m hungry All. The. Time. Seriously, from the moment I wake up until about 3pm, I’m eating every 60 – 90 minutes. And when I eat it goes something like this: feeling full –> full –> full –> full… 

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blueberry buckwheat smoothie bowls

Thick green smoothie bowls with blueberry and banana topped with toasted buckwheat, extra berries, and a sprinkling of chia seeds. It took me thirty-some years to realize that if I wanted nice looking hair then I was going to have to do some things to it. Put some stuff in it. Handle some appliances. For… 

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a light lunch bowl – napa cabbage slaw with chickpeas

A fresh and light lunch bowl with shredded napa cabbage, parsley, and chickpeas. I put up our blackout blinds last weekend. And by blackout blinds I of course mean the dark brown fitted sheet we hang over our bedroom window during the summer months. Our apartment, quite bafflingly, is fitted with black blinds in every… 

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spicy cauliflower frittata

Spicy harissa paste, chewy halloumi cheese, and salty capers come together in this quick and easy one-pan frittata that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This past weekend in Paris was fabulous. It’s such an incredible city, beautiful and sparkly and vibrant. We were lucky with the weather (glorious!), Paul ran a great race (one… 

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kale caesar salad with roasted chickpeas

A vegetarian (egg and fish free) caesar dressing is tossed with Tuscan kale and roasted chickpea ‘croutons’ for an exceptionally good kale caesar salad. Perfect for make-ahead meals.  Over the weekend, I had some very grown-up moments. My income tax statement arrived, and unlike my many years of being a student and getting happy refunds,… 

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Indonesian black rice pudding

A luscious black rice pudding made with coconut milk and palm sugar. Vegan and gluten free, this is a traditional Indonesian breakfast. We spent a few days in Ubud, Bali, in December. It wasn’t our favourite part of the trip – I blame Elizabeth Gilbert for ruining Ubud – but it’s definitely where we ate the… 

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slow cooker lentil shepherd’s pie

An easy and nourishing vegan lentil Shepherd’s pie filling made in your slow cooker. Simply serve with hot mashed potatoes, or stuff into a baked sweet potato.  By way of the calendar, spring is just around the corner. The days are getting longer, the weather is (at least where I live) milder, and I can… 

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make and freeze breakfast bars

I learned something shocking recently. Not everyone loves overnight oats as much as I do. I know. It’s crazy, right? For one thing, the texture, which I find magically creamy and delicious, is not for everyone. Also, being the winter and all, not everyone is into the idea of a cold breakfast. And perhaps most… 

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raw chocolate raspberry mousse

These luscious little pots of raw chocolate mousse come together in a flash. They’re lightly flavoured with raspberry, totally vegan, gluten-free, and free from refined sugar. My husband and I are not particularly romantic people. We don’t hold hands, and we’re not cuddlers. If you’re a snuggler, power to you. I think you’re weird, but… 

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