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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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    Vegan Essentials: Cashew Tzatziki

    Here is my second “vegan essentials” installment! Everybody loves tzatziki, but vegan and dairy-free folks often go without. Not anymore, with my vegan tzatziki sauce that tastes as good as, if not better than, the “real” thing! Cashews provide the dreamy, creamy base for this tangy, salty, and fresh-tasting tzatziki sauce that plays well with veggie burgers, kebabs, and all Mediterranean dishes! Cashew Tzatziki Servings: 1 1/2 cups Time: 5 minutes + 4 hours soaking time for cashews Cuisine: Vegan, Plant-based Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for a minimum of 4 hours and drained 1/2 cup filtered water 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 3/4 tsp…

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    Vegan Essentials: Sunflower Seed ‘Parmesan’

    It would seem as though every food blogger and her dog has a vegan ‘Parmesan’ recipe in her collection. Here is mine. It’s really nothing complicated or particularly original; however, I use sunflower seeds here because they are more affordable, more often locally produced, and less allergenic than the more typical cashews. This ‘cheese’ is versatile and can be sprinkled on everything from pasta to salads.  Hello again! I hope that you have had a lovely weekend. I’m dropping in with a quick and easy “vegan essentials” recipe: sunflower seed Parmesan. There are more vegan ‘Parmesan’ recipes on the web than I could shake a stick at, but I created…

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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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    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.…