Breakfast

Vegan Brunch in Vancouver: Bandidas Taqueria

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Vancouverites take their brunching VERY seriously. The array of mid-day bites in this city, usually paired with a Mimosa or a Caesar, are plenty and top notch. For us vegans, the options are growing rapidly, but there are a few pioneers that have been doing it right for years now, and should not be overlooked. Continue Reading …

Basic But (Basically) The Best: Top 5 Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

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Towards the end of summer in Vancouver, we begin to see the posts. Usually, they are signalled by the seasonal shifts of Starbucks cups and marketing focuses; and their role in introducing (and promoting, extensively) the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. The incredibly speed at which the “PSL” not only hit the market, but influenced an entire Continue Reading …

The Summer of Vegan: BBQ + Camping 101

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  We have all been that person at the summer BBQ. Carrying an extra tote bag full of stocked Tupperware containers, we meticulously arrange our food on the side while everyone gets to dig into the main spread. Usually the token Veggie Platter offers some opportunities for us, followed by the inevitable slew of questions Continue Reading …

Slow Cooker Banana Chia Oatmeal

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This recipe is my take on a recipe I found at thelemonbowl.com, which blew my mind! As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve never been one for a sweet breakfast, and certainly not Oatmeal, which is how this Savoury Breakfast Oatmeal Risotto was birthed. But when this recipe pointed out the obvious fact that I could prepare my oatmeal Continue Reading …

Spiced Carrot, Apple + Ginger Juice

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Pretty much from September to December it’s ‘pumpkin spice this’, and ‘holiday gathering that’, not to mention baked goods laced in between. Now don’t get me wrong, I love love these months because they are a foodie’s dream, but sometimes your system needs a little break, right? Juicing is the perfect way to satisfy that Continue Reading …

MEGATRONIC! Power Cookies by John Cooper

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Our dear friend John Cooper is one of the main men behind Cuchillo, one of our local favourites boasting many veggie/vegan menu options. Unbeknownst to us until recently, he is also a cookie connoisseur.

Blueberry Almond Granola Parfait

Blueberry Almond Granola Parfait
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Making your own granola does not take much time or effort and yields a batch of crunchy oats you can be proud of. Layer it with creamy, non-dairy yoghurt and fresh fruit for a little decadence. 

S’mores & More: Vegan Camping Cuisine 101

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(p. theyummylife.com) Tis the season for road trips, overnight adventures, and unplanned excursions galore. With an abundance of camping options just minutes (or hours) away from Vancouver, us veggie people need to be prepped with nutritious, filling options, that will not only sustain energy for the outdoors, but not require extensive preparation of extensive refrigeration. Continue Reading …

Vegan Spelt Bread

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I first had the delight of trying this spelt bread at a friend’s house. We all had a big sleepover, and in the morning she served us this bread with homemade jam and we nearly died. I couldn’t believe she had just whipped this up!

Blueberry Lemon Scones

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Tea time isn’t complete without flakey, buttery, crispy-on-the-outside and pillowy soft on the inside, scones. Now you might think you said goodbye to these (surprisingly easy-to-make) pastries when you went vegan, but I’m here to tell you that these Blueberry Lemon Scones meet all the above requirements and I defy anyone to call them out Continue Reading …