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    Vegan Banh Mi Sandwiches

    Vegan Banh Mi Sandwiches make the perfect lunch or dinner! They are ultra flavourful thanks to the addictive baked tofu and sriracha mayo, and they are ridiculously easy to prepare. Well, I ran my farthest all winter on Saturday. Eighteen kilometres of slip sliding, sun shining fun along the rivers. It wasn’t fast or pretty, but I did it and it can only get better from here. Running is an interesting beast. In all my years of running, I have yet to figure out how, in a matter of a few months, I can go from being in excellent cardiovascular shape, capable of running a sub-3:30 marathon, to a mediocre…

  • Recipes,  Slow Rise Saturdays

    Slow Rise Saturday: Salted Caramel Latte

    As I write, the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked spelt bread wafts out of the oven. I’m sipping on my salted caramel latte and listening to a beautiful folk/indie playlist. The sun is shining onto the kitchen table. I feel completely content in this moment. This winter, I have made a conscious effort to slow down. I’d preached it for years, but never fully stepped into the space myself. Every time I dipped my toes into the waters of slow living, guilt would creep up on me. I always felt that I had to be working hard at something in order to be worthy approval from both myself and others.…

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    Homemade ‘Beyond Meat’ Burgers

    Yeah, I get it. Weekend’s over. But what if I told you the fun doesn’t have to end on Sunday? What if you had legitimately meaty burgers to look forward to at dinner tomorrow night? My intention was to share this recipe on Tuesday, in keeping with my new Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday posting schedule. But given the amount of interest you expressed in my teaser post on Instagram a couple of days ago, I felt like keeping this recipe from you any longer would be a sin. A couple years back, I recall sharing a video on Facebook about a certain plant burger that “bleeds” beet juice. Naturally, it garnered a fair…

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    Vegan Chili with Sweet Potato and Beans

    This chili recipe is a classic that I hope you will turn to again and again to warm your belly and nourish your soul. I know it’s been keeping me cozy and happy in these final weeks of winter here in Canada. I got to thinking last week about some of my favourite childhood dishes (see my fudge pie), and one that stood out was a sweet potato and kidney bean chili on polenta from Rose Reisman Vegetarian Cooking. I requested that chili often for the entire winter of grade 6. While that cookbook has long since found a new home, I have never forgotten about my beloved chili. I…

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    The Best Vegan Meatballs

    I kind of have a love affair with Italian food. It’s a lot like my love affair with Greek, Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, and Mexican food. (What can I say? I guess I just have a thing for food.) But sometimes, nothing can compete with a gigantic bowl of spaghetti topped with steaming homemade marinara, tempeh meatballs, and vegan Parmesan cheese. Yes, you can eat enjoy Italian food, minus the eggs, meat, and dairy. Let me show you how! To start, gather your ingredients together. For this recipe, you’ll only need a handful of items: Tempeh, vegan Parmesan cheese (homemade or store-bought), tamari, dried herbs, fresh parsley, ground flax, garlic, sun-dried…