Tag Archives: summer

Spanish Salsa Verde (from 300 Best Blender Recipes Using Your Vitamix)

Spanish Salsa Verde

Over the last few months, my meal prep game has been pretty one-note: just prep all the veggies. Every Saturday or Sunday, I drag all the vegetables from my winter CSA or the grocery store out of the fridge, and then wash, chop and store them in glass. Disclaimer: I believe in full, clear and […]

Dairy-Free, Protein-Rich “Magical” Matcha Tea Latte (+ the secret ingredient to making any drink creamy & frothy without milk)

Dairy-Free Matcha Latte 3

I’m an unabashed one-a-day coffee drinker and have been, off and on, for over 15 years. I’ve always taken it with a little sweetener and most importantly, a liberal pour of cream. (These days it’s dairy-free cream but still…) In addition to the aroma, warmth and pick-me-up, my morning coffee ritual is all about comfort and […]

Tomato, Strawberry and Basil Sorbet (from The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese & Ice Cream Recipes)

Tomato Strawberry Basil Sorbet from Vegan Ice Cream

In my garden, the tomatoes are still producing strong! I planted heritage varieties of Chadwick Cherry tomatoes, a sweet, plump, slightly larger cherry tomato size than the norm, as well as Black Seaman tomatoes, a large, bigger-than-your-hand, dark red-purple tomato. I found these tomatoes had trouble ripening evenly, with lots of cracking with our summer […]

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 […]

Try Teff (+a recipe for gluten-free Blueberry-Lemon Teff Porridge)

My Try Something New series showcases a new health practice, food or ingredient in a new way. They are highly nutritious foods that offer great variety and nutrition to your diet and if you’re in Canada, they should be easy to find. Since I think healthy eating should be straight-forward, that’s a no-brainer for me! […]

Creamier Mexican Chocolate Frosty (dairy-free, paleo & vegan)

If we can rely on the weather forecaster (and let’s cross our fingers that we can… for once), much of this week is going to feel like summer in June around here! Perfect, warm, sun-drenched days and I couldn’t be happier to get an extra dose of Vitamin D before the snow starts to fly and […]

No AC? No Prob! 5 Local Foods to Help You Beat the Heat

So guys, I’m feeling pretty hot and bothered lately. Don’t worry, it’s only because of the hot summer weather that seems to have settled in. Maybe I’m just getting cranky because I don’t have AC at home or at work; luckily, I do have windows! I don’t know about you but temperatures in the mid-20s […]