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Healthy Easter Desserts: Carrot Cake Pops + Hazelnut Truffles

Healthy Easter Desserts: Carrot Cake Pops + Hazelnut Truffles

A classic carrot cake experience without all the baking, sugars and animal products. The cake is sweetened with prunes and raisins, filled with raw shredded carrots, and topped with a raisin-sweetened frosting. I have 2 new Easter dessert recipes for you. Exciting! The first: cake pops.

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5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup (paleo, too!)

5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup (paleo, too!)

8-ingredient creamy tomato soup without the cream. This easy, blend and go recipe is high in flavor, nutrients and feel-good whole food ingredients. I visited Victoria last Fall for a writing workshop led by the fabulous, Alexandra Franzen. She’s a wordsmith extraordinaire, that woman. Victoria is also the home of one of my favorite people…

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Why You Should Soak Nuts Before Eating Them

Why You Should Soak Nuts Before Eating Them

A porcupine has quills, opossums act dead when threatened, and newts turn their ribs into spikes when in danger. Talk about defense mechanisms! But, did you know? Nuts have similar mechanisms, too? No spikes or death rays… but they do have a natural component that repels predators so that they can grow to full maturity….

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Fresh n’ Raw Pad Thai Salad

Fresh n’ Raw Pad Thai Salad

I love enjoying food. Like, taking my time preparing a bunch of different sides, salads and entree options with not a care in the world. Like, sitting leisurely as I pick away at my plate. Like, indulging in a simple dessert with absolutely no guilt.

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Stuffed Jack-o’-Lanterns

Stuffed Jack-o’-Lanterns

I remember getting absolutely frantic the day of Halloween. Scratch that… I was frantic the days leading up to EVERY holiday. Besides making my costumes, I would consistently devise a Halloween treat plan that would help our crew (usually my best friend, my sister and her best friend) tackle each street with precision. No house…

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Frozen Raspberry Banana Muffins from KatieDid

Frozen Raspberry Banana Muffins from KatieDid

Kevin and I are so appreciative of the supportive loving comments you all shared with us yesterday in response to our next big adventure. We sat on the floor of our empty home last night and read them together. Thank you. We’re kicking off a series of insanely awesome guest recipes with Katie, the coconut…

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Crudessence, Montreal

Crudessence, Montreal

It’s a hard knock life for raw foodists here in cow town. Not only does the climate not support a raw diet; being that it’s Winter practically all the time here, the raw resources in this city are practically nonexistent. Saying it’s a challenge being a raw vegan in Calgary would be an understatement. Heck,…

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Vegan “Tuna” Salad

Vegan “Tuna” Salad

Oh do I have a treat for you today! It’s not a fresh batch of gluten-free doughnuts, vegan cake, or a fun green smoothie, it’s tuna… vegan style. Before you go thinking that this recipe may be a bit too granola for you, I urge you to check out the ingredients list. Everything is easy…

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20 Ways to Use Up Pesto: Warmed Thai Basil Zucchini Pasta

20 Ways to Use Up Pesto: Warmed Thai Basil Zucchini Pasta

With an unexpected batch of pesto sitting in my fridge yesterday, I decided to asked you guys what I should do with it. At the end of the day we’d come up with over 20 ways to use it up, just in time for me to prep dinner! Eggs with toast Spread on chicken and…

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Pump up your Greens ‘Creamed’ Soup

Pump up your Greens ‘Creamed’ Soup

I’ve been craving greens, fish, and fresh fruit like no one’s business this week! I’ve had my fair share of 15 minute salmon cakes, BBQ kale chips, and various fruit salads. Right around this time every year, our bodies go into a natural detox cycle (similar to what we experience in the spring). We gravitate…

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