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Cherry Coconut Overnight Oats

Cherry coconut overnight oats. Easy, creamy, nutritious and filled with all my favorite flavors. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in our living room, darkened from the clouds and smoke outside. It’s 8:30 am outside, yet it still looks like 5 am. Today marks one week since the smoke invaded the Okanagan and there’s no sign of it going away any time soon. I’m sitting on our couch, the windows opened, deciding that the (finally) cold air from outside is worth the smell of smoke for one morning. The temperatures dropped to the low twenties this weekend after weeks of 30s and 40s. Our apartment has been closed up all week due to that heat and smoke, so I’m choosing to let the cool air come in…

Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan chickpea pasta salad with tahini dressing. Chickpeas, pasta, arugula, red onion, tomatoes and tahini dressing. Key word here: Tahini. Have you ever tried tahini dressing with pasta? It’s life-changing (slight exaggeration here, but my love for tahini dressing is real). Rarely do I make a salad without it, no matter the kind of salad. Part of it is because it tastes so good, the other part of it is because I’m too lazy most days to make creamy dressings using avocadoes or cashews and a blender. I mean, more dishes? No thank you. To make things even better, this salad is all done in one bowl (plus a small mason jar to make the sauce, but at least that can easily go in the dishwasher). Here’s how it goes: Boil the pasta…

Sugar-Free Cherry Chia Jam

Sugar-free cherry chia jam. Because what else was I to make with 20lbs of fresh Okanagan cherries? Yesterday, I asked you guys on Instagram which recipe you wanted to see on the blog today and this is what you chose. Cherry chia jam over pasta salad. Ask and you shall receive. So as you requested, I’m sharing my favorite cherry chia jam this Friday. This is recipe 2 of my cherry series (there’s no such thing, but there probably should be at the rate at which I’m using cherries at the moment). Nevertheless, I shared this cherry yogurt tart last week, now this cherry jam and you can expect one more cherry recipe before the end of summer. I can’t help it, cherries are my absolute favorite… The reason behind…

No-Bake Cherry Yogurt Tart

Ending the week with a delicious no-bake cherry yogurt tart. My parents are actually in Vernon for the weekend. They drove all the way from New Brunswick to British Columbia to bring Shaun’s car (plus they got to enjoy a trip across Canada, just like we did!) and I must say, it’s nice to see familiar faces in Vernon. Moving to a new city can feel lonely at times, despite being introverted and enjoying being alone most of the time. Going to work at the hospital 4 days a week is more than enough socialization for me… Hah! Plus I have Shaun to keep me company and we get to explore British Columbia together, which is more than I could ask for. It doesn’t stop me from missing my friends and family though. So…

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…