Celebrate Summer with Kale and Chard Salad with Toasted Pepitas–and Hanging Out with Allyson Kramer

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It’s almost Canada Day! For those of you in the land of Mounties, the maple leaf and May Wests, I hope you’re enjoying a fantastic long weekend. Weather here has been ideal, and the HH, the Girls and I have been wandering around local parks: For those of you in the U.S., I hope you’ve […]

Green and Yellow Split Pea Salad

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When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Along with a blessed relief from winter, the sun’s rays on my forearms, hair getting incrementally lighter between June and August, skin getting incrementally darker between June and August, reading the paper and sipping my morning matcha on the patio, The Girls enjoying their beloved swims […]

Meal-in-a-Bowl: Pesto-Bean Topped Salad

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Some people are born controversial, some achieve controversy, and others have controversy thrust upon them. I assume that by now most of you have heard the rumors about Toronto’s illustrious mayor Rob Ford.  It seems, allegedly, that there is an alleged video of the alleged mayor smoking some alleged crack cocaine with two alleged drug […]

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Garlic Crunch Topper

Are you starting to crave green like I am? It’s around this time of year that I grow weary of squash and root veggies and instead start dreaming of all things green (well–given my anti-candida crusade–the exception there is mold, of course). This creamy broccoli salad that I created for Attune foods is a perfect […]

Mock Tuna Salad from Main Street Vegan

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Every year, I spend pretty much the entire fall and winter whining, grumbling and griping about the weather (Oh, how I hate the cold! How I wish this season would just whiz by with no snow! How come we can’t have summer all year–boo hoo? And how are you supposed to wear those hats with the […]

Roasted Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto

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I often wonder how many brilliant culinary creations are the result of neglected ingredients for which someone had no other use.  You know what I’m talking about: those Thursday afternoons when you start rummaging through the fridge to make dinner and all you can find are tofu, pumpkin and salad dressing. Or olives, prunes and […]

Wellness Weekend August 23-27, 2012

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Welcome to this week’s Wellness Weekend! Can it really be that we’re heading into the last week of August?! Where has the summer gone? I missed most of the last week stressing over root canal issues (and thank you all for your comments and advice on that one–I’ll provide an update next post!). With all […]

Wellness Weekend August 16-20, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Wellness Weekend! It’s exam week at the college where I teach, so as you read this I’m probably up to my eyebrows in marking. But that needn’t stop YOU from cooking up fabulous, healthy recipes! Last week’s entries were creative and delicious, as usual.  And there’s lots going on in the […]

Getting Back to My Roots: Vinegret

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Before I get to today’s recipe, I just wanted to say “thank you” for your kind comments, emails and tweets about the new Simply Gluten Free Magazine! I’m thrilled to be an Associate Editor handling vegan recipes for the magazine.  If you haven’t heard about it yet, head over to the website to learn more! […]

Wellness Weekend, August 9-13, 2012

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  Welcome to this week’s Wellness Weekend! Thanks for joining in and sharing all your healthy, sugar-free and vegan recipes.  I love seeing what you whip up each week! And please feel free to share the event on twitter–I’ve shortened the hashtag to #WWknd so you can fit more about the recipe in your tweets! […]

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