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Apple Pie of My Eye Smoothie Bowl (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan)

Spring has had a rather faulty start so far around here (with more “spring” snow and snowstorms than I can even remember), so I haven’t had my go-to breakfast, smoothies, on the brain much. But the warm-ish temperatures announced for this weekend can only mean two things: garden work (hooray!) and the return of the […]

Big Protein Beet & Quinoa Salad (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)

Even though my interest in leafy green salads has started to wane with the arriving seasonal chill, my favourite kinds of salads, whether cold or hot, are still the ones with more vegetables than anything else. The vegetables may be diced small and evenly or they may be chunky, big, wild pieces that say in no […]

How to Hard- or Soft-Cook Perfect Eggs Like a Pro

I just returned from a long weekend trip to Ottawa. Whenever I travel (and I travel fairly often, usually for short stints that often involve work and occasionally pleasure), I always find the days before and after I am away to be busy and hectic. My best-laid food plans can get derailed faster than I […]

6 Essential Tips for Cooking Quinoa Like a Pro (Hint: It Starts with the CORRECT Ratio!)

If you’re a quinoa lover like I am, you might already know that quinoa is an everyday superfood you can find at most regular grocery stores. You may know that it’s gluten-free and a complete plant-based protein (it contains all essential amino acids — this is rare in many grains, which is why most aren’t […]

Spicy Valentine’s Chocolate Truffles (vegan, gluten-free)

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Like chocolate? Like things spicy? Of course you do! Good thing because I have a terrific new recipe for chocolate truffles that I think you’ll really love, or at least lust, after. With excellent timing for Valentine’s Day, these creamy truffles have a high-protein base of black beans (it seems I’m on a bit of […]

30-Minute Vegetarian Black Bean Chili Sloppy Joes

When I told my partner that we were having sloppy Joes for dinner, he cheered! When he found out that there wasn’t any meat in them, he hissed and booed. Seriously, he was worse than a wild tomcat. Unfortunately, he doesn’t share my love of meatless meals, especially for so-called classics like these. Luckily, we […]