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Lemon Tahini Dressing

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Besides Frank’s Hot Sauce………….this is my EVERYTHING SAUCE. It triples as a dressing, dipping sauce and Buddha-Bowl topper. Tahini (sesame paste) dressings are rich and creamy, while maintaining a lower level of saturated fat. Flavours are maximized with nutrient-dense ingredients like nutritional yeast, olive oil and fresh lemon juice.  Lemon Tahini Dressing   Save Print…

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Lentil Yam Stew

lentil yam stew

Lentil Yam Stew   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Crystal Recipe type: One Pot Meal Serves: 6 servings Ingredients 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 T curry powder 2 tsp turmeric powder (or 1-2 tbsp freshly grated)…

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Turtles

chocolate turtles

This is my go-to, easy “sweet-craving” solution. Keeping tempting sweets like cookies, chocolates and cakes in the house in a recipe for disaster since we end up eating too much of them. When it comes to a cookie or an apple, the cookie usually wins 😉 This recipe is awesome because it comes together in…

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Rainbow Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s Pie (or cottage pie) is an old English recipe that has been around for a VERY long time. Even these classic comfort foods could do with a makeover now and then! Let’s bring it into the 21st century and brighten it up with some colour why don’t we? The traditional version is “meat and…

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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

oatmeal raisin cookies

I can’t believe I’ve had a food blog for a few years and have not done an oatmeal raisin cookie post yet! Cookies are by far and away my guilty pleasure. It may sound a bit strange, but oatmeal raisin cookies are my #1. With or without the chocolate chips, these softy and chewy cookies…

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Maple Chili Roasted Butternut Squash

roasted squash

Maple Chili Roasted Butternut Squash   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 1 hour   Crystal’s all time favourite root vegetable marinade. It not only works for squash, but also for yams, potatoes, beets, turnips or any other root vegetable you like! Check the notes section for a more…

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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

Yam Blueberry Muffins

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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