five minute feel better coconut curry soup

I recently read this article about why being busy isn’t respectable anymore, and it made me think a lot about what I’ve got going on right now. I’ll be defending my thesis in 134 128 127 125 days. That’s 134 128 127 125 more days of a full time MSc thesis plus a full time job, which is, depending on when… 

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Heather’s Hallelujah Bowl

Hello friends! Happy new year! If you follow me on instagram, you’re probably aware that I spent the holidays hanging around a hospital. My mom had a fairly major reconstructive surgery on her spine just before Christmas, so I flew to Vancouver to be with my family during that time. I packed all kinds of… 

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Guest Post: {Stovetop} Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Skillet

Hello all you readers of the Muffin Myth! I’m Erika from The Pancake Princess and I could not be more pleased to have the opportunity to guest post on Katie’s lovely blog. I’ve been enamored of her real food-focused blog ever since discovering date paste in her amazing no-sugar banana branners and I’m completely hooked… 

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brown rice sushi bowl

Today I’m be finishing my last day of work before the summer holidays, typing furiously on my laptop while sitting on a train speeding towards the airport. Talk about down to the wire! Then just a hop, a skip, and a jump (read: 17 hours in transit) and I’ll be back in Vancouver for a… 

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Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad

A little while ago, Paul went on a holiday to Morocco. He went by himself, on a solo holiday, a ‘Pauliday’ if you will. We’re very different vacationers, he and I. I’m more of a lie-on-beach-with-book kind of a vacationer, and he’s a very activity driven vacationer. When you’ve lived with someone for nearly 10… 

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orange braised broccoli

Hey there! Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! I hope you’re all doing tremendously well. Thanks for standing by while I took a little break – it wasn’t my intention to take one, but such is life. And really, if these views were what were to your immediate left and right, would you want to… 

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whole wheat spaghettini with harissa roasted cauliflower

I was so worried that by the middle of November I’d be a quivering ball of grad student stress. I’m not. On the contrary, I’m seriously enjoying the molecular nutrition course we’re working on right now. Typically, the course which looked the most scary to me is the one I’ve, so far, liked the best. Last… 

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roasted kale and sweet potato salad

There are some pretty clear signs that we’re barreling towards Christmas time. For starters, there are Christmas decorations everywhere. There are lights being strung, the stores are stocked with gingerbread and glögg, and the city of Stockholm has started construction on the crazy tall tree that stands each year in front of the royal palace…. 

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white bean tortilla with piri piri

By the time you are reading this I will have gallivanted around the Cinque Terra, and have probably eaten and drank my own body weight in olives, bread, pasta, and wine. Ahhhh. Did you follow along on Facebook? We’re spending one night back in Stockholm before we head to BC, to the place where my soul lives,… 

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salad rolls with miso glazed tempeh

Despite the abundance of fabulous fresh, in season, local produce which becomes readily available in the summer, I find that it can be a difficult time to eat healthy. It’s the beach picnics, the barbeques, the lazy patio afternoons sipping cold beer and nibbling on nacho platters. It’s also travel time for a lot of… 

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recipe roundup – Father’s Day

I thought I’d post a last minute recipe roundup for Father’s Day, assuming that many of you are getting together over the weekend for some grilling or picnicking or what have you. What follows is a list of mainly salads and sides, things that are easy to throw together and transport well, things that will… 

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soba noodle salad with spinach

The last weekend of May was a bright and sunny affair in Stockholm. I biked around wearing a skirt and a sleeveless top. We drank cold beers on sunny patios. Paul and I planted a little garden on our patio. I even got a touch of a sunburn one day. And then, June arrived. What… 

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lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh with quinoa

I grew up in a part of the world that doesn’t really get real winters. Don’t get me wrong, Vancouver winters are nasty in that can’t-get-warm-cause-you’re-always-soaking-wet kind of way, and I do not miss the rain even a little bit, but relatively speaking, they’re mild. Now I live in a part of the world that… 

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spicy red lentil soup

You know you’re living way up north when at the tail end of November the sun starts setting in the 2’s. You know you’re a food blogger living way up north when, after a stretch of grey and dreary days, sunlight suddenly floods your kitchen and you drop everything to take pictures of soup. The… 

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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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