Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing with Hemp Hearts

Vegan Hemp Heart Ranch Dressing

Hemp hearts are currently a hot topic, and for good reason. They are an easy protein source, packed full of essential fatty acids, locally grown, and super versatile. I love hemp so much I’ve share my favorite milk alternative Hemp Milk, and a yummy nutrient dense snack Hemp and Sunflower Seed Pâté in the past. This Vegan Ranch Dressing with Hemp is my new favourite way to incorporate hemp into my day. The creaminess of the hemp lends itself to this dressing, and there’s no reliance on any other nut or seed butter (tahini, I love you but I need a change). It’s a great salad dressing for those hearty cold weather salads. I love it with shredded kale, beets and carrots on top of fluffy quinoa. Yum!
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Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Recipe for Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Ever thought about what’s in season in March? There is no question that Spring has arrived- the flowers are out in full force and the winter jackets are back in storage. But even though the cherry blossoms are in bloom, not much is being harvested from the veggie gardens at this time of year. Luckily, last years parsnips, carrots and beets have been kept cold in cellars for us all winter so we can still enjoy last seasons bounty while we wait for the new years crop. This Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley is a great versatile dish, and an easy way to use up excess produce in your fridge.
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Overnight Oats with Dehydrated Summer Fruits and Hemp Seeds

Overnight Oats with Dehydrated Summer Fruits and Hemp Seeds

Towards the end of spring a crazy, extroverted, bundle of energy entered our lives. He came with the intention of not hanging around the city for long, but ended up coming back again and again and again. After spending a few short weeks biking down the West Coast of America, surviving off porridge, wild berries, and other peoples generosity, he came back to Victoria with crazy tales and a thirst for life. He loved this city and the city loved him.
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Edible Flower Salad with Rose Petals, Chive Flowers and a Light Vinaigrette

Edible Flower Salad with Rose Petals, Chive Flowers and a Light Vinaigrette

When the last light is at 10:05pm on the longest day of the year, its our duty to capitalise on as many fun summertime activities in as possible. Our Summer Solstice spanned through neighborhood music festivals, lakeside lounges, afternoon basketball games, late night burgers and best of all, spending time with friends. If the first day of summer could offer this many smiles and laughs, the next 3 months are going to be some for the memory bank.

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Chai Tea Infused Tapioca Pudding {Vegan and Gluten Free}

Chai Tea Infused Vegan and Gluten Free Tapioca Pudding

Ever been invited to a dinner party where the number of dietary restrictions almost outnumbers the number of guests? Lactose intolerance? No ice cream. Gluten free? No pizza, no bruschetta, no lasagna. Vegan? No eggs, no cheese, no… honey?!
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Simple Breakfast Chia Seed Pudding with Wild Rice, Maple Syrup and Almonds

Breakfast Chia Seed Pudding with Wild Rice, Maple Syrup and Almonds

With the day of celebrating mothers just around the corner, I thought I would share this recipe inspired by my grandma. Grandma Marie is of the Tsimshian people, an Aboriginal community on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Now in her 70s, she has recently transformed her diet. She is now healthier than ever and looks amazing!
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No Fuss Healthy Baked Quinoa and Kale Patties

Healthy Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties

Food is incredibly social and food is meant to be shared. The occasion of eating a meal with friends is more about nurturing the sole than nurturing the body. With spring in the air, BBQs and potlatches are in the foreseeable future – no better time to feed and nurture your favourite people! (like you need an excuse)
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Masala Chai Recipe. From India, With Love.

Masala Chai Recipe From The Heart Of India

Chai Cha Chai Chai Cha Cha Chai!! Dreaming of the sights, smells and tastes of India. Such a colourful country, ready to tantalize all the senses. Right now, for me its the rich aroma of cinnamon, the indulgence of creamy dairy mixed with black tea, all topped off with a Chai Wallah serving up a fresh glass of 5 Rupee Masala Chai. Sigh*
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Winter Kale Pesto Whole Wheat Pizza & Sauteed Kale Onion Pizza

Winter Kale Whole Wheat Pizza

All hail kale, the “superfood” all-star of 2013. This trendy vegetable made headlines and it didn’t shine in the spotlight for no reason. Let me tell you why kale really does live up to all the hype.

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Breakfast in Jar: Toasted Muesli with Nuts, Seeds and Dates

Healthy Toasted Muesli and Nuts, Dates and Seeds

I love the multiculturalism that Victoria has to offer. For me it is best reflected in the array of restaurants and cafés serving cuisine from all around the globe. I have recently started helping out with workshops at ICA (Inter-Cultural Association) in Victoria. In our last workshop we talked about ‘Canadian’ breakfasts. What do new immigrants to Canada think Canadians eat? Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms…
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