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Pink Berry Lime Smoothie

If it’s as cold where you live as it is here in Canada, I’m sure the last thing you want is a smoothie. Believe me though, this berry lime smoothie is worth freezing for. If you’re like me and you sometimes crave a smoothie during winter, just make yourself cozy in a pile of blankets (maybe next to a fire place) and enjoy it. This smoothie is the result of a mid-winter smoothie craving and tons ripe avocados that desperately needed to be used. Honestly, I’m not sure why I keep buying avocados from Costco. They’re much cheaper, but I always end up with either 6 hard avocados or 6 overly ripe avocados at the same time. Perfectly ripe avocados, ready to use when you want them. That&#8217…

Creamy Hummus Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Creamy hummus pasta with roasted brussels sprouts. Yes, I just said hummus pasta. This is my new favorite way to eat hummus and I hope you’ll give it a chance too – Trust me, it’s so much better than it sounds! Imagine a creamy, garlicky sauce with salty vegan parmesan and crispy roasted brussels sprouts, all on top of pasta. Not only is it delicious and comforting, but this pasta is also extremely easy. It’s all done in one pot (plus a baking sheet if you’re serving it with brussels sprouts) and the sauce is done with only 3 ingredients: Hummus, garlic powder and lemon juice. That’s it! This is how it goes: Roast the brussels sprouts (you could roast chickpeas too!). Boil the pasta. Save some pasta cooking water. Stir the hummus, water, lemon juice…

3-Ingredient Vegan Parmesan Cheese

3-Ingredient vegan parmesan cheese. Starting the week with another favorite kitchen staple. I’ve been busy in the kitchen all weekend and I finally feel like I caught up on work since I got back from California a few weeks back. I tested and photographed many recipes, including some for my new eBook (more on that here!). It was a productive weekend filled with delicious food. Speaking of the weekend, did you make anything good for the Super Bowl? I don’t exactly watch football, but I do like the idea of hosting a small party with friends and eating good food.  Of course, I like anything that involves food. Back to this vegan parmesan. I’ve been keeping a batch of this parmesan in the fridge at all times lately and it’s become…

Simple Lentil Taco Meat

Meet my new favorite kitchen staple – This simple Lentil Taco Meat. Ever since I made this recipe for the first time a month ago, I’ve been making a batch weekly to keep in the fridge. I’ve been adding it to salads, burrito bowls, burritos and just about everything. The only thing I haven’t tried yet are tacos. Hah! But really, I can’t see how that wouldn’t be delicious. This lentil taco meat + guacamole + salsa + vegetables + wrap or rice = the healthy meal of my dreams. Trust me, you’ll want to add this lentil taco meat to everything. It’s incredibly easy, the texture resembles ground meat (a bit) and it’s packed with flavor thanks to chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic. If that’s not convincing enough, this “meat” is also packed…

January Coffee Break

The first month of 2019 is almost over, which means it’s time for our January coffee break! 2019 is a big year for us and it’s off to a good start. We started the year in California on our big west coast road trip (details here!) and we’re slowly getting ready for our wedding in September and our big honeymoon to come after. All of that, plus lots of travelling, job changes, a possible move and lots of blog projects. Needless to say, it’s a busy, yet exciting year for us. We just came back from a weekend in Vancouver, our second road trip of the month. I was there for a two day course on tube feeding and intravenous feeding – In only a few months, I’ll be starting a…