Eat with Intention

I love cook books, but can be very selective when it comes to adding them to my collection. I usually follow a criteria that I have formulated over the years. I also love finding a good bargain, so I’m always on the hunt for sales in a variety of places. This is the criteria I […]

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Chive Pesto

It is finally starting to feel like summer in the city and that pretty much means that I am craving lighter and brighter foods! Our garden this spring gave us a large amount of chives from last year that we didn’t know what to do with it all. I decided to embed them in a […]

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

There are days where we want a hearty meal, but don’t want it to be carb heavy. A healthy alternative is to stuff vegetables and trust me, it will fill you up a lot more than you think! I had all these bell peppers in my refrigerator and decided to stuff them with quinoa rather […]

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Barley Risotto

I love risotto! It’s one of those dishes that sound so sophisticated yet easier to make than you think. If you want to look like a pro at your next get together, risotto is the way to go! The term risotto really refers to the cooking technique. The rice is cooked in a broth forming […]

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Lemon Lime Hummus

Hummus is one of those snacks that is easy to pack and fills you up before you know it. Chick peas, the key ingredient in hummus, is packed with protein, fibre, iron and so many other awesome nutrients, making it such a great snack for the work day! In my early days I used to […]

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Chewy Chocolate Oat Cookies

This Lent season has been moving along quite well surprisingly. I have been keeping up with this flourless and dairy-less diet better than I thought, but man do I still crave chocolate. Listen, I may have given up grain and dairy, but I’m still human right? I decided to research vegan and flourless cookies and […]

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Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is a weekly dish in our household. It’s a healthy alternative as a main dish, but let’s face it, it’s no plate of pasta. I don’t mind cauliflower. It’s not my favourite vegetable, but it’s so good for you that I find ways to enjoy it. Isn’t that the beauty of cooking? Turning something […]

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This year on Valentine’s Day it wasn’t just about romance and love. The holiday was also shared with the first day of Lent. This a Christian time of observance that traditionally  lasts for 40 days, the amount of time Jesus spent wandering in the desert, fighting temptation. (My very quick definition, but not the whole […]

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Roasted Pepper and Squash Soup

The weather in the city has changed dramatically overnight. That’s one of the things about Canada, you can be wearing shorts one day and the next you need to dig out your parka. I really love our four seasons. I know a lot of people can’t stand the cold, but I embrace it. While others […]

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