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    Double Chocolate Protein Bars

    Why buy protein bars when it takes ten minutes to whip up a batch in your own kitchen? These protein bars are packed with protein (obviously), healthy fat, complex carbs, and are lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup! The icing on the cake, so to speak, is the raw chocolate glaze. Made with just four ingredients (cacao butter, raw cacao, maple syrup, and almond milk), it propels these protein bars into “I can’t ever go back to store-bought” territory.  Well, we made it to Friday. If you have a Monday to Friday job, happy weekend! If, like me, you still find yourself working retail on weekends, I feel ya! Hopefully…

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    Tempeh Chorizo

    This tempeh chorizo is guaranteed to please vegans and omnivores alike! It’s intensely flavourful and can stand in for the “real thing” on pizza, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, quesadillas, salads, and more! Rich in complete protein and without a single processed ingredient, I can’t think of a healthier (or more delicious!) faux meat! 

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    Mahalo Kale Salad with Peanut Marinated Tempeh and Coconut Basil Lime Dressing + a few thoughts on gratitude

    ma·ha·lo ˈmäˌhälō/ exclamation & noun: a Hawaiian word used when thanking someone As local produce starts to flood the farmers’ markets at this time of the year, my heart overflows with gratitude. Gratitude for the local farmers who work tirelessly to maintain the integrity of the land and put food on our tables. Gratitude for Mother Nature, who continues to provide for us in spite of the destructive forces that humankind exerts on her to no end. Gratitude for my family and chosen family. And even some gratitude for my healthy mind and body, both of which I now see as good friends and allies in my holistic health journey.

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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.