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Sweet Peach Kale Salad with Feta & Toasted Pecans

My first recipe in a few weeks – Sweet peach kale salad with feta and toasted pecans. (That title is quite the mouthful, but I wanted to include all the goodness!). Actually, this is the first salad I’m sharing that doesn’t require turning on the oven. For real. All of my other favorite salads include either cooked grains or roasted veggies. I can’t help it, I love that hot and cold combination when it comes to salads! However, now that we’re in Vernon and the temperature is considerably warmer than it was in Saint John, I’m craving cold salads. Honestly, anything that doesn’t require turning on the oven. A little off topic, but as I’m writing this (a few days before actually sharing the recipe), it’s Saturday evening and we…

Roasted Potato Pesto Salad with Spicy Chipotle Chickpeas

Roasted potato pesto salad with spicy chipotle chickpeas. Another delicious vegan recipe for you guys! I’m almost halfway through my vegan month and to be honest, it doesn’t feel different from my usual diet. That doesn’t mean it’s not a bit challenging at times. The most challenging change for me was to omit the milk in my coffee. While I don’t usually drink cow’s milk anyways (personal preference and a slight intolerance), I do add a touch of whole milk in my coffee every morning. Almond milk, coconut milk and soy milk are not the same. Nope. I just can’t tolerate the taste in coffee. So far, I’ve been using cashew milk, which tastes the best in coffee in my opinion. Vegan creamers would…

Vegan Loaded Queso Dip

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and for the occasion, I’m sharing my favorite vegan loaded queso dip. May 5th was never something I associated with Cinco de Mayo… It’s actually never something I celebrated growing up. To me, May 5th is my childhood best friend’s birthday. Jasmine was born only 3 weeks after me and we’ve known each other since then. We grew up as neighbors and I spent almost as much time with her and her family as I did with mine. For that reason, we’re basically sisters. So this Saturday, we’re celebrating both of our birthdays… Maybe there will be Mexican food involved, we’ll see. This weekend will actually be an eventful one. First, I’m going to Moncton for Shaun’s graduation. We then have a…

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vegetarian french onion soup. One of my all-time favorite soups. Probably because it includes cheese and bread… Also because it reminds me of our trip to Mexico two years ago (has it really been two years!?). You may be wondering why I think of Mexico whenever I have French onion soup? It’s not exactly a Mexican dish… Let me explain. Shaun won a trip from work two years ago and we treated ourselves to a beautiful resort in Mexico. At our resort, we had a few restaurants to choose from every night, all of them included in our stay. Of course, we tried them all (except for the sushi place… Sorry, I’m not a fan of sushi). There was an Italian, a French and an American restaurant, all of which were amazing. Our favorite dish was the…

Curried Roasted Carrot & Cauliflower Soup

The past two days have been gray and wet and I’ve been craving some cozy soups – This curried roasted carrot & cauliflower soup was just what I needed.  Soup has been a big part of my diet over the last few stressful weeks. I’m feeling more and more anxious with my dietetic exam coming up in exactly one month now. There’s something comforting about soup and I’ve been turning to this easy meal now more than ever.  I honestly haven’t felt this anxious in two years and I did not miss this feeling. For this reason, I’m trying to prioritize self-care a little more – Something that I sadly ignored over the last few months. It’s sad how we need to feel…