Breakfast

Blueberry Almond Granola Parfait

Blueberry Almond Granola Parfait

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. 

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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 …

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Vegan Spelt Bread

Spelt Bread

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!

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Blueberry Lemon Scones

Blueberry scones

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 …

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Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins for Baby

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I am very proud of these muffins because they took me about a year of trying to get them just right. I am also proud because my son goes crazy for them. We usually eat them while listening to the song “The muffin man”. Ha ha. The quinoa makes them a great source of protein. The flax is Continue Reading …

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Breakfast Quinoa

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I’m not much a sweets person, but this dry and cold weather lately has me craving some stick-to-your-ribs hot cereal to warm my belly. Jay’s stepdad Ralph turned us on to sweet quinoa a while back, so I took it a step further with fruits, ginger and spices, and the result is a delicious and Continue Reading …

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Vegan French Toast

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I finally made Vegan French Toast using The Vegg! It is by far one of the best vegan egg substitutes I’ve used to date. It even smells like eggs (kinda like a fart, but in a good way!). I followed the simple instructions on the package and the result was the crispy-on-the-outside savoury/sweet goodness of Continue Reading …

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Gluten free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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I have made a lot of different banana breads in my day, and I have to say that this Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is top contender for best yet!

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What should I do with all this F*#%ing Juicer Pulp?

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It’s me, “Salsa Sam” Shorkey, and since my recent VERY positive juice cleanse experience, I’ve been enjoying a green juice every morning.  In doing so, I’ve also been trying to come up with uses for the copious amounts of wasted pulp!  I saw a “pulp cracker” recipe on my friend Danny David’s page aka “Raw Continue Reading …

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Creamy Apricot Chai Smoothie

Apricots, fresh off of our local fruit trees, are everywhere right now! I was fortunate enough to get a big box picked directly off of a friend’s tree in the Okanagan, and froze three big bags for fall and winter. This smoothie not only has all the benefits of these delicious little fruits, including eye Continue Reading …

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