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Mulled Wine

Cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, cloves & cardamom are instant bringers of festive cheer. This is a warming holiday beverage that will make your entire home smell like joy.

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Winter Song

I hope all of you are enjoying your holidays as much as we are enjoying ours around here! We woke up this morning to our first snow in our new house: Our first tree in our new house and my first real tree: (Yes, that’s a cheese grater on top. It’s our angel and we […]

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Whole Wheat Compost Cookies

Whole Wheat Compost Cookies

You know how I said that my Whole Wheat Toblerone Cookies were my favourite cookies ever? Move over Toblerone Cookies, there’s a new Whole Wheat Cookie in town – the Whole Wheat Compost Cookie. I’ve been hearing a lot about Christina Tosi and the amazing treats she’s whipping up at Momofuku Milk Bar in New […]

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A Very Vegan MoFo Canadian Thanksgiving

So what’s a girl who’s blogging vegan for a month (for Vegan MoFo) to do for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend?  Celebrate it vegan-style, of course! If you’re looking for Vegan recipes appropriate for your Thanksgiving feast (whether it be this weekend or next month), I suggest you chow down on some of my Fall favourites: […]

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Oven Roasted Chestnuts

So I found some uncooked and unpeeled chestnuts at the grocery store, and wanted to roast some myself, which I knew I could do in the oven after reading a post by my favourite Knitting Humourist (yes, that’s a job!  Don’t you want it?), the Yarn Harlot. Off I went in search of instructions, and […]

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Silent Night

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me like it’s tree-decorating time around these parts… and I thought you might like some music to go along with tree-decorating, holiday baking, and general festive merriment. I’d like to wish you a very happy, healthy & nourishing holiday season! This is a little something I […]

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Eggplant, Lentil & Quinoa Casserole

This is a variation on a casserole I’ve been making for the last couple of years whenever I need a week’s worth of something healthy on hand. It combines a balance of protein, grains, and veggies, so it works really well when I have a crazy busy week and need to grab and go! I […]

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Lentil & Oat Thanksgiving Loaf

This weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada.  Happy Thankgiving!!! This is my most favourite holiday as it is all about family and food.  And expressing what we’re thankful for.  I am deeply thankful for my loving & supportive family & friends, and for my health and circumstances which currently allow me to follow my […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage & Pomegranate

Another “keeper” recipe from Bonnie Stern: roasted butternut squash. First of all, how can you not love these colours?  Just looking at this platter makes you want to eat squash.  And it’s so good for you.  I think I’m into orange food right now… (Thai Roasted Veggies?  Carrot Koshambri?  Baked Falafels?  Roasted Parsnip & Carrot […]

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Gluten-free Chocolate Orange Walnut Biscotti

It’s the holiday season, and I have a new (red!) KitchenAid Stand Mixer.  It was absolutely time to break it in, so I decided to go with my favourite Christmas cookie: biscotti!  I love chocolate biscotti, and anything orange-flavoured reminds me of Christmas… inspiration called, and these cookies answered. As I am experimenting with new-to-me […]

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