Recipes


Crunchy Crunchy Chickpeas

Crunchy Crunchy Chickpeas


Posted By on Sep 6, 2014

A lady mag might describe this recipe as, “A healthy treat that will satisfy your crunchy cravings!” In other words, it’s healthier than a potato chip. I like to snack on ‘em post spin class. Once you’ve mastered the “original” version, feel free to spice things up with jerk seasoning, oregano, dill etc. Ingredients 1 cup of dried chickpeas 1 tbsp of olive oil pinch of salt and pepper Soak chickpeas for at least 8 hours (if you don’t...

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Dehydrating up a storm!

Dehydrating up a storm!


Posted By on Sep 3, 2014

 If you’ve never tried dehydrating you need to. get. on. that. I had the chance to play with the library’s dehydrator in preparation for our Dehydrating 101 workshop in August and walked away with some successes and failures: Successes: kiwi apples peaches strawberries mango Fails: kale potato For all the fruits and veg I sliced them 1/4 of an inch or thinner and set them in the dehydrator overnight and by the time I woke...

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  Ever since I found out that a large bag of movie theatre popcorn is equivalent to two Big Macs I haven’t been able to enjoy my favourite movie snack (thanks a lot, Globe and Mail!). So what do I do in dark food-related times like this? As you may have guessed from following this blog, I create my own healthy (and more delicious) homemade version. Better-than-movie-theatre popcorn recipe Step 1: Borrow one of the large...

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Nice balls! Yup. I went there. No regrets! Now that’s out of the way, let me introduce you to a vegan treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and love of immature jokes. Depending on how big you like your balls (heh) this recipe will make approximately 20. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup shelled/unsalted sunflower seeds 1/2 cup unsalted roasted almonds 1/2 cup dried pitted dates 1/2 cup dried apricots 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1 cup of...

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No Junk Almond Butter recipe


Posted By on Jul 24, 2014

I’ve got a lot of food-related pet peeves. But one of the big ones is when I flip over a product (like peanut or almond butter) to find that it’s full of garbage like icing sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oil. Arrgh! Why is that stuff in there?? Lucky for you, I love giving these products healthy makeovers and then sharing my recipes. So, here it is. A healthy version of almond butter (but feel free to swap almonds for...

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Confession time: I love cooking but I’m also super lazy; I specifically look for recipes with the word “easy” in the title. So you can trust me, when I say something is easy, it is e.a.s.y. This recipe was adapted from Oh She Glows’ Slow Cooker Naked Apple Butter recipe. All you need for this is a slow cooker (you can borrow one from the library!), apples, and that’s about it. Step 1: Choose a variety of apples (some sweet and some...

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