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picnic planning: summer bulgur & chickpea salad

Salads that double as a meal are what I tend to eat come summertime. They should be hearty so you’re not left feeling hungry an hour later and they should be filled with the bounty that summer provides. This bulgur…

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picnic season: onigiri aka rice balls

Last weekend I tried to organize a picnic with a group of friends. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate – it was too cold and we were scared off by threatening rain clouds - so we moved the picnic plans into my…

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tuna salad, sort of: lemony tuna salad with kale, chickpeas & brown rice

Spring is here and I’m read to grab the sunshine with both hands and run around like a crazy person. At the same time, it’s April in Vancouver and that means rain. Lately, it means rain-rain-rain-sun-sun-rain, often in the same…

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sunday snacking: citrus cranberry muffins (vegan)

Today is the most beautiful warm and sunny day we’ve had so far this year. Instead of being outside (scrubbing my balcony clean), or riding my bike with some friends, I’m here, indoors (but with my windows fully open), writing…

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quin-wha?? deep & dark chocolate quinoa cake with peanut butter frosting

Oh boy, where do I begin? I’m in a post-travel funk. It’s hard to get back to work and home after even just 2 weeks away. First off, New Orleans is a wonderful city: highly walkable, enjoyably bike-able and the…

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working it out: cinnamon apple snack cake

I should be feeling on the crabby side of the morning spectrum. I was woken up extra early this morning and I was out of my milk for my morning coffee. Yet, because it was the deep, repeated bellow of…

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take back the soup: wild rice, chickpea + kale soup

2014 is the year of soup. At least in my kitchen. As it’s well documented that my husband isn’t a fan, but I love soup and I’m reclaiming it for my own. Me and soup forever! Soup is what I…

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a healthy winner: quinoa, kale & chickpea bake topped with goat cheese

Before we get into this, I must apologize for the photos. I had planned on taking a “before” picture but all I have for you is the “after”. I made this dish last weekend for the potluck that our building…

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