rhubarb muffins

Since finishing my last exam nearly a month ago I’ve been working a tonne, often teaching two different courses in the same day. On the days when I do end up with a block of free time, I load up this mammoth to-do list and genuinely convince myself each day that it will be an… 

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sweet potato lentil quinoa baby cakes

May has always been a month that has brought change to my life. Twelve years ago this May, a 20 year old me dropped out of a creative writing program at the University of Victoria, crammed some essentials into a suitcase, and left Canada alone for the first time, flying to New Zealand to work… 

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on the bandwagon – kale chips

I know, I’ve been bad lately. Actually, scratch that. I’ve been very very good lately, hence the total lack of posts. Classes are now done with, papers handed in, projects wrapped up. My first four exams came in quick sequence; a one-two-three-four punch. I was feeling moderately sorry for myself until a girl in one… 

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no (refined) sugar chocolate coconut granola

My friend Lindsay taught me how to run. I mean, I was always physically capable, I think, but I had viewed running mostly as something that was necessary only when being chased. Or something conceived by my high school gym teachers, who would ┬átorture us by seeing how many times we could run around the… 

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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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how to cook dried beans

A little while ago I posted this recipe for Next Level Hummus, which calls for 4 cups of cooked chick peas. My lovely and talented friend Christa sent me a tweet with a gentle reminder that although I had called for cooked beans, I hadn’t included any instructions for actually cooking the beans. I told… 

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carrot ginger muffins

Last Thursday marked the end of two weeks of total insanity and the beginning of a weeks ┬ábreak from school. I went pretty much straight from a midterm to the airport and made the trek to Sweden to spend my week off with my fella. Stockholm greeted me with a pile of snow and freezing… 

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savoy slaw

Last weekend I had my first day off since I arrived back in Vancouver. The course I was supposed to be teaching on Saturday’s didn’t end up running, which, happily, freed me up to head over to the Vancouver Farmer’s Market Winter Market. It was the first time I’d seen the market running in their… 

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