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August 2016

Crispy Chickpea Burger

Meet my favorite veggie burger. The Crispy Chickpea Burger! For those of you who don’t know me, I should tell you, I’m a bit obsessed with veggie burgers. For that reason, I didn’t want to post just any recipe. It had to be perfect (by my standards of course). First, it had to be full of flavor from herbs and spices. I don’t like a patty that tastes like beef. Second, it had to have some texture and a crispy exterior since I don’t like an overly soft burger. Finally, it had to hold together while cooking and eating. That last one is true, but like any burger, it will probably get messy while eating, especially if you put as many toppings as I do! I mean, is there a…

Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise

I first thought about making vegan mayonnaise when I tried the one at my favorite vegetarian restaurant (Calactus in Moncton). Since then, I’ve made some many times using tofu. That’s right, tofu. Did I lose some of you already?! Please don’t give up on me yet! It’s very simple. All you need is tofu, grapeseed oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon and mustard powder. Only 5 ingredients! Even better, this recipe requires only 5 minutes to make. It’s also a lot cheaper than store-bought vegan mayo. You can’t go wrong with that! Here are my suggestions for this recipe: Add garlic and herbs to give it a flavor boost!  Use it as a creamy salad dressing. You can add a bit more water or oil to…

Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie

This was an unexpected recipe. I made this Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie earlier this week with no intention of taking pictures. When I blended the ingredients (without measuring the ingredients of course), I discovered this beautiful mermaid color! I knew I had to share it with you guys!   The only problem, like I said, is that I didn’t measure the ingredients… I did try to recreate the recipe as much as I could and I think I came up with a similar result after two tries! I just had to find the right proportion of frozen bananas, kale, blueberries, milk and spirulina.  What is spirulina? It’s a blue-green algae powder that’s high in protein, iron and other nutrients. Although it’s promoted for many health benefits (don&#8217…

Simple Avocado Toasts – 3 Different Ways!

Lately I feel like I’ve been living off avocado toasts. They’re so easy, filling and nutritious, I figured they were the perfect meal while moving in our new apartment. After a while though, plain avocado and lemon on toasts can become a bit boring. That’s when I started mixing things up and trust me, these avocado toasts are NOT boring! I came up with 3 different toasts, so let’s get right into it. My first avocado toast includes strawberries, melted Brie cheese (the best part!), balsamic vinegar and pistachios. I think this one is my favorite. I mean, strawberries, Brie and avocado!? There’s no better combination. Not during summer anyways. If you’re skeptical about adding fruits to your toast, don’t be, it’s the…

Sugar-Free Backpacking Menu + Energizing Trail Mix!

I would choose hiking over one hour of cardio at the gym any day. I love being able to workout outside. Not only do you get a killer workout, but you get to see beautiful views and breathe in some fresh air. How can the gym compare to this view!? Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the gym! I just prefer to go hiking whenever possible. Thankfully, we have a park 5 minutes from our new apartment and lately, I’ve been hiking and running almost twice a day… Yes, I’m obsessed! I love day hikes, but every summer, we plan at least one overnight backpacking trip. This is usually a 3 day hike on the Fundy Footpath, my favorite trail in New-Brunswick! Check it out if you live near NB…