egg salad with celery and dill

A simple egg salad with celery and dill. Perfect for a quick, easy, and nutritious packed lunch.  I went for my first outdoor swim of the year this morning. Stockholm has had a less than pleasant spring, so the air was cold and my feet went painfully numb on the barefoot walk from the pool… 

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curried cauliflower chickpea wraps

Spicy curried cauliflower chickpea wraps are filled to the brim with good-for-you ingredients and make great make-ahead meals. I have three superhero powers. The first, and I’ve yet to figure out how this is useful, is my uncanny ability to wear nail polish. I mean, sure, most people can put nail polish on, but how… 

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beautiful beet burgers {vegan}

A beautiful vegan burger patty made from beets, beans, and quinoa. Great in sandwiches, or crumbled into salads. Make a big batch and freeze them for future meals. The perfect veggie burger is, I think, an elusive thing. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of good veggie burgers out there, but it’s a trick… 

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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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vegan BLAT

I get a lot of questions about my vegetarianism from people that can’t seem to wrap their heads around it. “But isn’t it hard?”  “Don’t you miss meat?” “Not even bacon?” The answers are no, no, and no. There are many different reasons for vegetarianism, personal, political, ethical, religious, ecological, and so on. Mine is… 

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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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toast for dinner – smashy smashy

Lately I’ve been making lists of various things I could put on toast and reasonably call dinner. This is what one does when one is one-week from thesis deadline, right? Make lists of terribly important things. Much more important than working on one’s thesis, right? So we’re in a toast-for-dinner situation, and I thought I’d share… 

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chipotle black bean burgers

The last couple of weeks have been a tad on the bonkers side. There were several really long days and one super late night at the office, the morning after which I dragged my tired self out of bed and gave myself a pat on the back for having pre-packed my lunches for the week… 

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panisse, two ways

Although I have been vegetarian for over 20 years now, there isn’t any profound moral, political, or ethical reason behind it. I’m a vegetarian because I’m a picky eater, and the thing I’m picky about is meat. I plain old just don’t want to eat it. People ask me all the time if I miss… 

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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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goat cheese, arugula, and honey baguette, and a trip to London

One of the best things about living in Sweden is the glorious long summer days. We’ve had absolutely crap weather for most of June, but thankfully last week on June 21st, the longest day of the year, the weather behaved and so we sat outside with a mish mash group of expats and had a… 

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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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crispy skillet tofu

Three weeks ago when I left Sweden for the Sunshine Coast of BC to marry off my sister, Emily, I made the decision to not lug my beast of a laptop with me. Though barely over two years old, my computer seems to me now like a clunky chugging station wagon; the kind with fake… 

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baked eggplant parmesan caprese sandwiches

Back in April when Paul popped through Vancouver for a few days en route to a conference we had dinner with his parents one evening. Because it was Easter weekend, there was a ham. And pierogies. Because I am vegetarian and my in-laws always make sure there is enough for me to eat, there was… 

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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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haloumi sandwich for Jenn P.

  There are three things you should know about my friend Jenn P. One; she is pure evil. And licensed to carry a fire arm, so don’t get in her way. Two; she effing loves haloumi. Three; she’s one of the main reasons I finally got this blog up and running. I’ve been holding off… 

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