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Raw-ckin’ Taco Salad with Smoky Tahini Dressing

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Spicy and smoky walnut ‘taco meat’ compliments a crunchy salad drizzled in a creamy tahini dressing.

Wakeup your winter lunch routine! Enough of those soups already…

Up until a couple weeks ago, if you asked me what ‘walnut meat’ was I would have assumed walnut crusted beef. But no. It is a thing. It is a marvellous thing that raw foodies like to do to enjoy gorgeous Mexican tacos sans creepy ground beef. (more…)

Outrageously Crunchy Broccoli Slaw with Sesame Ginger Dressing

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I’m about to make you crave raw broccoli in ways you probably never thought possible.

Crunchy, crispy, tangy, nutty with bursts of sweet acidity, this salad has everything you want in a slaw. But what better way to get your super greens in then covering it in a nutty sesame dressing.

Although its usually served cooked because of its ‘tough’ tendencies, raw broccoli is bursting with health benefits just waiting to be taken advantage of- (more…)

Dijon-dressed Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple

010001A little salty with your sweet, a little crispy with your crunch. A little adventure in every bite. That’s the way this salad goes

I was struggling with the idea of posting today; let alone eating anything besides oatmeal and peanut butter. You see, I have a very sick puppy on my hands and its heart breaking to see an innocent animal in even the slightest pain. (more…)

Sassy & Spicy {Almost} Raw Pad Thai

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I am in Charge of How I Feel Today and I Choose Happiness

One of my favourite mantras! During the tougher times in life it has been my iphone background reminding me to stop dwelling on the negative and force a smile on my face

So yesterday was Blue Monday…the most depressing time of the year? That may be, but there are still a lot of awesome things about January.

  • Like taking your dog out and watching him roll around in the snow and come out with a white nose.
  • Going to the grocery store in a long coat and your fleecy pyjamas underneath
  • Drinking red wine to keep warm while waiting for dinner to be ready. (more…)

Quinoa Pilaf with Mushroom & Kale

033010What’s a pilaf? I don’t know but it sounds pretty cool.

Savory mushrooms, tart kale and nutty quinoa blend together in this pretty bowl of quinoa!

Do you ever get into a rut where you are buying the exact same vegetables every week but preparing them in different ways? That is me with sweet potatoes, peppers and spinach. And I need a change I tell you! These mushrooms snuck up on me in the back of the fridge, reminding me how neglectful I have been.

Portobello mushrooms do good WORK in this pilaf, meaty and savory as they are. (more…)

Superhero Salad: Kale, Pomegranate, Walnut & Wild Rice with Balsamic Dressing

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 8 Days into the New Year, some resolutions are tossed to the side and some still going strong. In the last month or so I have gone through a lot of changes personally, and I am taking advantage of the fresh exciting start that 2014 has to offer. With me this always involves a lot of journaling, inspiring-quote reading, O magazine scouring and dream board making…haha…so I have a lot of free time on my hands.

Back to resolutions, I may as well get mine out there to make myself a little more accountable:

  • drink less wine (okay like 1 glass every 2 days is okay)
  • breakup with chocolate (keep him on the side though)
  • eat 80% vegan (besides goat cheese, feta cheese, chocolate and the odd egg)
  • yoga everyday (the relaxing kind not the kind that makes you sweat heaps)

So there ya go. I am keeping all my resolutions, but to a degree that suits me. Im really serious about the yoga thing though…if I do one exercise it should be one that also clears the head and reduces anxiety. (more…)

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle {Gwyneth Paltrow}

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Dang Gwyneth girl, you make a good soup!

Described as ‘the perfect soup’ by Ms Paltrow herself, this spicy creamy mouth explosion is likely to be your new fall go-to. Flipping through ‘Its All Good’ cookbook, I was immediately pulled in by my favourite word (chipotle) in one of her ‘Vegan and Elimination Diet friendly’ soup recipes. A lil smoky sweet goes a looong way in my bowl.  (more…)