No-Bake Muesli Energy Bars with Almond Butter

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It’s a gorgeous day here – blue skies, breezy, warm but not hot, and no humidity. I’ve gone for a bike ride, bought strawberries at the farmers market, picked up my books from the library, walked about, and now I’m blogging and eating maca chocolate. In other words, utter perfection. Let all summer days be […]

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Crunchy Apple Cider Quinoa Granola – v, gf

‘Tis the season – granola time again. Granola is an easy, crunchy, tasty, and delicious addition to your snack and breakfast repetoire. One batch requires minimal work, makes a good amount, and is pretty much foolproof (provided you don’t burn it in the oven). And the customization options are endless! This particular granola is a […]

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Back to School Cocoa Granola with Buckwheat and Cocoa Nibs – v, gf

Friends, I’m going back to school! Part-time, anyways. I’ve finally decided that now is the time, and I’ve enrolled at CSNN London to obtain my Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation. I’ve wanted to do this for years and I didn’t want to waste any more time – so now I’ll be working full-time and taking classes on […]

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Homemade Chocolate with Pumpkin Seeds and Goji Berries (v, gf, raw)

With Easter approaching, stores everywhere are packed with chocolate everything: eggs, bunnies, lambs, bars, slabs, truffles, and so on. Chocolate and Easter seem to go hand-in-hand. But sometimes the chocolate from the store is a little…dubious with respect to ingredients, quality, and ethical-ness. So let me tell you a little secret: making your own chocolate is […]

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No-Bake Seedy Granola Bars with Brown Rice Syrup and Almond Butter (v, gf)

I’ve talked about granola bars before on the blog – my Twice Baked Oat and Raisin Granola Bars with Dark Chocolate – so perhaps it will come as a surprise that I’ve venturing into granola bar territory again. Why this enduring granola bar fascination? Well, to my mind, the granola bar is among the ultimate in portable snacks. Portable, customizable […]

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Tangy Cucumber Salad with Roast Chickpeas (vegan, gluten-free)

I crafted this cucumber and chickpea salad some weeks ago, on a very hot day when I felt that nothing but crispy, refreshing, tangy, and savoury would do. This cucumber chickpea salad makes the perfect summer meal – easy to prepare (which is important to me when it’s hot), cool and chilled (also important when […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Oat & Pumpkin Seed Crumble (gluten-free, vegan)

Mother Nature is pretty much a genius when it comes to ensuring that things that grow together seem to taste good together. Rhubarb comes up first in the spring. Then, a bit later strawberries. And it just so happens that when paired, they are a taste sensation. I made strawberry rhubarb jam last week that was […]

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Lemon Blueberry Cranberry Muffins & 3 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs

First, let me say that lemons, cranberries, and blueberries were born to meet in this vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free muffin. Second, let me say that I know I’ve been going on a lot about the February blahs (now, I suppose, the March blahs) and the length of winter and so on and so on. Well, […]

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Winter Solstice and Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

“The theme of winter is rich in inspiration and material…Our ancestors celebrated the paradox of light at the heart of the darkness, and the consequent miracle of rebirth and the regeneration of the seasons.” – Sting, from “If On A Winter’s Night.” Today is December 21st, the shortest day of the year and the first […]

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