bleeding heart juice + the benefits of beets

October 12, 2013
bleeding heart juice_editted

Ah the beet, so tasty, so good for you and so darn messy. Beets are a highly under-rated super food when in fact, they should be right up there with blueberries, turmeric and spirulina. Beets contain high amounts of betalain, which give beets their red and yellow-orange colour. Betalains are phytonutrients and help to body [...]

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vegan pumpkin cranberry cookies

October 2, 2013
pumpkin cranberry cookies

This past weekend, the Boyfriend and I finally got around to seeing Blackfish. It’s an amazing yet heartbreaking documentary however one that is important to see to truly understand the awful happenings at amusement parks that house captive animals. Post movie, I needed some cheering up and created these delicious, vegan pumpkin cranberry cookies to [...]

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chocolate chip brownie bites

July 3, 2013
chocolate chip brownie bites

It’s no secret that I love chocolate. And why wouldn’t I? Chocolate (the good kind) has many amazing benefits including: …its delicious and satisfying taste …it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant …it contains theobromine, caffeine and other substances which are stimulants. Caffeine acts on dopamine and adenosine receptors in the brain, which then [...]

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thai mango salad

June 28, 2013
thai mango salad

As a representative of the plant-based, healthy eating community, I feel a sense of duty to show up to parties with delicious, cruelty-free food. It’s important for others to know that a) healthy food is delicious, b) healthy food is not boring and c) healthy food is not difficult to prepare. I like bringing this [...]

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black bean – sweet potato quesadillas

June 2, 2013
black bean sweet potato quesadillas

Last week while grocery shopping, I put brown rice wraps, a green pepper, a sweet potato and a can of Eden black beans into my basket and was determined to create something delicious. Presenting… Black Bean – Sweet Potato Quesadillas 1 large sweet potato, chopped + steamed 1 green pepper, diced handful of cherry tomatoes, [...]

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spaghetti squash magic

May 25, 2013
spaghetti squash

With a shared love of food, photography and taking photos of the food we make, when the Enlightened Boyfriend and I are together, magic can happen. The below dinner was absolutely an example of this, with many of my favourite foods captured in a photo. The Enlightened Boyfriend likes pasta but I don’t. Due to [...]

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raw peach-raspberry raw crumble

May 19, 2013
raw peach raspberry crumble

Currently I’m really into crumble, they make a fast and delicious, while healthy dessert. So when the peaches in my fruit bowl were slightly beyond ripe, I made them along with some raspberries into a raw crumble. Raw Peach-Raspberry Crumble Topping 1 cup pecans 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup raisins 4 Medjool dates 1 [...]

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raw maple pear crumble

May 11, 2013
maple pear crumble

In my family, maple syrup is considered a food group. When I was growing up, my grandparents lived on a large and heavily forested property in Northern Ontario and would tap maple trees for their sap. They built a sugar shack and my cousins and I would have such a fun time playing in the [...]

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undiet + super berry fruit crumble

April 21, 2013

Many (but not too many) years ago, I stumbled upon a blog called Making Love in the Kitchen by Meghan Telpner. I became interested in healthy eating and living but didn’t know where to turn for information. When I discovered Meghan’s site, I was enamored; every day I would come home from work and read [...]

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shredded apple + beet slaw with arame, mint, raisins

February 9, 2013

Anti-oxidants are molecules that may protect cells against the effects of free radicals formed by every day activities such as physical activity, breathing and aging as well as external factors like the environment. Anti-oxidants occur naturally in the body and can also be obtained through diet. Consumption of anti-oxidants is necessary to help prevent oxidative [...]

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