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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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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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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Breakfast Bircher Muesli with Cinnamon, Honey and Grapes

Breakfast Bircher Muesli with Cinnamon, Honey and Grapes

If your like me and give the snooze button a workout before rolling out of bed in the morning, then listen up. There is a way to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning, without having to do ANYTHING. And by anything, I mean anything in the morning…. By putting away 5 minutes of your time the night before, whether it be between TV commercial breaks, facebook profile creeps, or ab crunches it will be well worth it come morning time.
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Trent and Lara’s Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Let me tell you about Trent and Lara. One from Australia, one from Canada (sound familiar?). A passion for good food and quality ingredients. Never have I seen a couple so intent on making everything from scratch! From cream cheese, BBQ sauce, veggie stock to sweet chili sauce all made with time and effort. Then there is the homemade sourdough baked fresh daily from a starter that is cared for like a young child. They really are the super foodie couple that anyone would be stoked to be friends with.
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Sprouted Summer Salad Recipe:The How To & Health Benefits of Sprouting Foods

Sprouted Spring Salad

I have been dabbling into sprouting foods since my early university days but back then I was too skint to buy a proper sprouter. I’ve used everything from nut milk bags to glass jars and cheesecloth. If your a first time sprouter,prepare to become addicted. Sprouting is one of the most simplest things to you will do in the kitchen. All you need to do is remember to water your sprouts. No green thumb required, which suits me well!
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Breakfast Popsicle With Honey Banana and Oats

Breakfast Popsicle With Honey Banana and Oats

Ok last popsicle recipe I promise. This is what I get for buying yoghurt by the litre… popsicles falling out of my freezer door as you can see from Zesty Honey Iced Tea Popsicles with Ginger and Mango Honey Lassi Popsicle With Ginger And Chia Seeds. This ones pretty tasty as well, and the best bit… you can eat it for breakfast!
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Mango Honey Lassi Popsicle With Ginger And Chia Seeds

Mango Honey Lassi Popsicle With Ginger And Chia Seeds

So turns out the city of Victoria, Canada is sunny. Very sunny! Three weeks in a row of crazy beach worthy days which last until 10pm. I definitely wasn’t prepared for this and my soup recipes have taken a back seat.
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