• Crispy ‘Cheezy’ Baked Tofu
  • Creamy Carrot Cashew Soup
  • Vegetarian Pizza
  • Garden Veggie Buddha Bowl
  • Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

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I can’t let October slide by without adding at least one pumpkin recipe! I’m sure some of you encounter the same problem as me….you open a jar of pumpkin puree to bake a pie, pumpkin muffins or whatever Insta-spiration you find and you’re left with 1/3 of a can of jarred pumpkin. What to do?!?!…

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120th Boston Marathon


This post is coming over a year late, but better late than never right?! With registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon coming up this week, I figured it was high time to write a little about my personal experience visiting Boston and running the marathon. Living in Vancouver, we rarely have a reason to visit…

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Roasted Yam and Blueberry Muffins

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Who knew that blueberries and yams would go so well together! This recipe is slightly modified from my new favourite cookbook “It All Begins with Food” by Leah Garrard-Cole, the founder of Love Child Organics. Roasted Yam and Blueberry Muffins   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins…

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Matcha Energy Balls

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I have been drinking matcha tea and tea lattes for the past few years now and it’s about time I tried to experiment with this delicate green powder in food! Since going on maternity leave, I’ve discovered the importance of stocking ready-to-eat snacks that you can eat with one hand. Energy balls are the perfect…

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Toast is Turning Orange

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Everyone must have a favourite vegetable right?! One of my favourites (behind Kabocha Squash) are sweet potatoes; talk about the most versatile vegetable. I’m using the term “sweet potato” here, but grocery stores also refer to these as YAMS! In Canada we refer to the flavourful, bright orange tuber as a yam, but in the…

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Gingerbread Pear Crumble

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Gingerbread Pear Crumble   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour   Festive flavours come together for a holiday twist on a traditional fruit crumble. Author: Crystal Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 8 Ingredients 6 large pears, diced 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon molasses 2 tablespoons lemon juice…

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Toast Toppers – What’s Trending?


The movement for #avocadotoast has certainly reached new heights in the last few years. Instagram has over 250,000 #avocadotoast posts!!! The demand for avocados are at an all-time high and the price (at least here in Canada) has responded to the market demand. $2 for 1 avocado? In my opinion, it’s worth spending the extra…

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Pecan Pie Bites


Energy balls are one of my favourite grab-n-go snacks or no-bake healthy dessert options. They keep well in the fridge or freezer, but chances are they’ll be gone before they make it to the freezer   Pecan Pie Bites   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   A healthier and much…

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Whole Grains to the Rescue

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Everyone always says “Make sure to eat whole grain”, “Choose whole grains, not refined”, “Whole grain is best”. But why are we always saying to reach for the whole grain options? To start us off, when we talk about whole grains what does that even mean? A grain is made up of three parts: the…

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Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up & Fresh Pumpkin Puree


Who’s not ready to give up on pumpkin season quite yet? Before we transition from the pursuit of pumpkin, to the pursuit of peppermint I wanted to bring together some of the top pumpkin-based recipes I’ve tried this fall. Firstly, a little photo tutorial on how to make your own pumpkin puree before we get…

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