Plan Ahead Make Ahead

This is a collection of vegetarian recipes for the meal planner and meal prep aficionados out there. The recipes are healthy, easy to pull off, and great to prepare in advance. Includes delicious vegetarian recipes such as Slow Cooker Chickpea CurryMeal Prep Bowls, and freezer-friendly Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps.

kale and butternut squash salad

Yesterday morning I was enjoying a champion breakfast of tea, cold pizza, and a backlog of low-quality advent calendar chocolates, when it occurred to me how unbelievably close to Christmas we are. Between a run of epic thanksgiving dinners thrown by my American expat friends, the company Christmas party, festive drinks happenings, and holiday potlucks,… 

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spicy black bean ragout

Hi Hi. Listen, I know I’ve been terrible lately. You should see my dashboard – a graveyard of abandoned half written posts, which, when I find time to get back to them seem no longer relevant. I’m trying to figure out a system that will help me do it all. A full time job, a… 

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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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tomato spinach lentil soup

On Friday evening last week a man came into my apartment with a fancy bottle of wine. He told me it was for my birthday, which was strange because my birthday is actually not until Saturday – as in three days from now. This man took me for a walk down the street to pick… 

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brown rice broccoli tart

We’re well into the final push with school; there are four weeks of classes remaining in the term, and then exams. As luck would have it, my last exam for my last semester is scheduled on the last day of the exam period. Typical. My sister-in-law, Cammy, is also finishing up her degree this term,… 

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the sandwich system

It’s back to school or back to work for may of you. For me it’s nearly the end of the blitz of work I’ve been doing, and September 7th brings the beginning of a new semester; the fourth of five without a break, and six new distance education courses. Here we go! Work or school,… 

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wild rice and chickpea salad

photo by Allison Johnstone This salad was born of a series of girl’s night potluck dinners.  At one such dinner a fellow attendee brought a wild rice salad she had picked up from the deli of a local natural food store, and it was tasty.  A short while later on a night when I was… 

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