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


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


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


 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}


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…)