asparagus + gruyère strata

I have a vague memory of asparagus growing in my parents’ back yard in Vancouver. Not a lot of it, just a handful of spindly stalks poking up each spring in the raised garden bed beside the garage. Asparagus is a perennial crop, so I’m sure it was planted at some point in ancient history… 

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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 butternut squash and black bean burritos {freezer friendly}

These roasted butternut squash and black bean freezer burritos are nutritious, and delicious vegetarian burritos. A perfect make-ahead meal to have stashed in the freezer! We are in the process of trying to buy a new apartment. When we first found out I was pregnant we thought about moving, and then decided that it would… 

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tempeh reuben bowls

A veganized and bowl-ified riff on a classic Reuben sandwich. Packed with nutritious gut-friendly foods, this meal-bowl takes some effort but is great for make-ahead meals and packed lunches. One of the challenges of being a food blogger is constantly coming up with new and exciting recipes to post. Sometimes you come up with an… 

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lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh with quinoa

Batch cooked quinoa comes together with lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh for a quick, easy, and nourishing make-ahead meal. Sundays are perfect for weekday prep, so let’s do some batch cooking, shall we? Let’s whip up a batch of something fast. Something jam-packed with goodness. Something that’s good when it’s warm but equally good when… 

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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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savoy slaw with smoked tofu

A sturdy slaw with savoy cabbage, carrot, apple, caramelized shallots and smoked tofu. It’ll last the week in your fridge and makes for great packed lunches.  I can never remember whether or not I’ve locked the door. Many mornings I’m suddenly seized with panic when I’m a block or two from home and have to turn… 

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