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    Ravishing Rainbow Veggie Wraps (Vegan)

    Hello and happy long weekend to my Canadian friends! I couldn’t be happier to have three full days away from work: all the more time to create new recipes and fit in the first couple runs of my marathon training plan. I will eat almost any combination of foods wrapped up in a soft, floury tortilla. It’s the ultimate comfort food and oh so versatile. I have been known to eat some version of this wrap recipe several days in a row; I just never tire of it! There are so many flavours and textures at play here, and I have a feeling you are going to love it. Better…

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    Pan-Fried Maple-Tamari-Sriracha Tofu

    This tofu is guaranteed to turn any tofu hater into a lover! Nobody can resist the sweet, salty, and mildly spicy flavour of this dish. It is also incredibly versatile, and works well as a filling in wraps, a topping for bowls, and on its own as a tasty, protein-rich snack! VEGAN Gluten-Free Servings: 4 Time: 30 minutes marinating + 15 minutes cooking 3 tbsp tamari 2 tbsp pure maple syrup 2 tbsp sriracha (I like Simply Natural brand organic sriracha) 1 block (350 g) extra firm organic tofu, diced into 1-inch cubes 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil Directions:  In a large bowl, whisk together tamari, maple syrup, and sriracha.…

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    Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

    Hey, it’s almost Friday! Let’s celebrate the end of the week in style, shall we? It appears as though I am on both a smoothie kick and a chocolate kick, and I cannot be stopped. Can you blame me? With summer in full swing and the humidity showing no signs of abating in these parts, it was only a matter of time before I combined the two.

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    Salted Caramel Frappuccino Smoothie

    Happy Monday, friends! A heat wave is about to sweep over Ontario, so I’m dropping in with a morning wake-up call that is frosty, energizing, and packed with nutrients. Hopefully you can enjoy it as much as me over the coming days, weeks, and months! I’ve had to take a few days off from running due to a calf strain and am feeling pretty antsy without my favourite form of activity, but I’m trying to look at it as an exercise in patience and mindfulness. :/

  • Travel

    Vancouver Recap Part 2: UBC and Kitsilano

    Have you ever visited a place and thought to yourself, “Ah, this feels like home?” I’m sure you have. Every time I go to Kitsilano, one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and sought-after neighbourhoods, that is my sentiment exactly. I explored the UBC campus and Kitsilano with my good friend Esma during the last two days of my Vancouver trip and I truly had a hard time leaving. There is something about the ocean air and the mountain views that is pure magic: so unique for a major Canadian city and certainly something that this girl has always been drawn to. We stayed at UBC, as some dorms are opened up…

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    Mystic Bowls with Beet Almond Hummus and Cashew Carrot Harissa Sauce

    One of the most delicious restaurant meals that I have ever eaten was the Mystic Bowl at Buddha-Full in North Vancouver. (I wrote about this in my previous post.) I knew that I would need to re-create the recipe as soon as I returned home to Ottawa so as not to suffer from withdrawal. It was that good. So what, you ask, is so special about the Mystic Bowl? Is it the earthy beet almond hummus? The slightly spicy, slightly sweet cashew carrot harissa sauce? The crunchy cabbage slaw or the fragrant brown rice? Or is it the synergy of all those flavours and textures, arranged in a bowl, that is a…

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    Vancouver Recap Part 1: North Vancouver

    I recently spent four glorious days wandering through eating my way through Vancouver with two dear friends from my Victoria days. We actually met while studying holistic nutrition at Pacific Rim College back in 2015 and we have managed to stay in touch despite the fact that we all live in different provinces and states (Ontario, British Columbia, and Oregon, to be exact). We decided that a visit was long overdue and that Vancouver was a natural place to meet up (hello, mountains + ocean + bustling food scene). 

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    Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

    Hello and welcome to my blog!! I have been reading different food/health/wellness blogs for years now and figured that I’d give it a try myself. It’s going to be a work in progress for the next several months but I don’t think there is ever a moment where one is 100 percent ready to try something new. I’m jumping in and learning as I go. Any feedback is welcome! Today’s recipe is one that, if you are anything like me, you will find yourself making over and over again! I wanted my first recipe to be a memorable one, and I think that these fit the bill quite well. Chocolate…