Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 16

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Peanut butter and chocolate is pretty much the best combination ever. It doesn’t need a lot of talk. Peanut butter and chocolate. That’s all you need to say and you have peoples attention. I used to make peanut butter cups fairly regularly last year. I’m …

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Feb 14

5 Ingredient Soup: Red-Lentil

Lentil soup is ones of those dishes that should be a regular in everyone’s kitchen. Lentils are high in protein, readily available and pretty cheap. They are one of the easiest legumes to work with as they don’t require any soaking time prior to use (when using dry ones of course). I make variations of …

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Feb 13

Quinoa Pilaf

It’s becoming harder for Vancouverites to break bread together considering that many of us don’t eat bread anymore. Our appetites are hindered by many dietary restrictions such as gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, sugar free, low fat, low carb, local, sustainable, raw, macrobiotic, soy free and pescatarian. No matter what the reason for the dietary restriction, …

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Feb 12

Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

We all love the occasional snack but when you sit all day at a desk, snacking can be your biggest enemy. Having healthy, homemade snack options available will not only make your wallet happy but your waist line too. These protein balls pack a huge punch of flavour and protein. They are practically raw, although …

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Feb 10

Sweet Potato Chili

Chili is a classic dish that is typically made with chili peppers, beef, beans and spices. Technically it’s a stew but it is so popular and common that it has it’s own category. There are a plethora of variations and so many chili cook offs occur around the world. This version is vegan, gluten free …

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Feb 09

Mexican Fried Rice

I haven’t made fried rice in a long time. Typically it is made up of Asian flavours but this time I decided to try something different. I also have been trying to get back to being almost gluten free. This Mexican fried rice dish is VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE and super satisfying. I’m a big lover …

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Feb 08

Vegan Salad Dressing

It is definitely that time of year when you can’t go the day without hearing that someone is on a diet, cleanse or lifestyle change. I’m not unlike everyone else. Although it was already a lifestyle for me, I just fell off track over the holidays. So, I’m back in the kitchen preparing all sorts …

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Feb 07

Wild Rose Cleanse Review

The Wild Rose Cleanse was formulated by Dr. Terry Wilard, a fellow Canadian. It is a 12 day detox solution to help you feel energetic, clear skin and boost your immune system (and maybe lose a couple pounds in the process). The program is made up of some supplements and a diet to follow for …

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Feb 06

Product Review Better Bean Company

The last set of samples that I received for my EAT! Vancouver series was from my new friends atThe Better Bean Company. The lovely folks at The Better Bean Company provide us with refrigerated, ready to eat, delicious beans.  They want to add convenience to beans without having to sacrifice flavour and nutrition. As a …

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Feb 06

Product Review Snackbox By Foodee

My friends over at Foodee started a new program called Snackbox. Snackbox is quite innovate, creative and on point with the current health trend that is sweeping the city. Being active and eating healthy meals is great but what can make or break us is snacking. Having healthy snacks on hand is very important in keeping …

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