Veg/Vegan


Every year, I get excited by the return of fresh leafy produce at my local market, and every year, I struggle to find ways to choose things I know I’ll use and enjoy. Farmer’s market shopping, especially in early spring when the season is just getting started, can be difficult to plan for, which can make it intimidating and a source of food waste. There are some tricks, though, that can help you use meal planning and...

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There are very few things I can say I liked before they were cool, but I can say that I’ve been following these bloggers since before they had cookbooks (hey, in the food world that makes me cool!). There are a couple of things that attract me to food blogs so you can be guaranteed that all of these blogs have beautiful food photography, friendly writing style, common ingredients, and recipes I feel confident tackling (ie. not...

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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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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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