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Savory Vegan Biscuits with Scallions

Savory vegan biscuits with scallions. I realize now that these would have been a good recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day, but I’m one day late. Oh well! I hope you all had a good weekend, whether it involved green beer, matcha or nothing Saint Patrick’s Day related at all. For me, it involved a lot of work on upcoming projects, many walks outside and some matcha. I think it’s safe to say that spring is here in the Okanagan. One month earlier than I was used to seeing spring in eastern Canada. I’m not mad about it at all. This weekend we had temperatures in the double digits and it’s looking like this for the next few weeks. We had a warm, sunny weekend and I took advantage…

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Whole wheat banana pancakes. My go-to pancakes that are sweetened with fruits and high(ish) in protein. I rarely make pancakes at home. It’s not because I don’t like them (I really do!), but it’s because I love my regular oatmeal so much, that I rarely feel like eating something different. Once in a while though, usually on the weekends, I crave pancakes. Enter these whole wheat banana pancakes. Pancakes are often a high-carb meal that’s low in protein. Plus, they’re often made with low-fiber flours. The diabetes dietitian in me cringes a little at the thought of eating that for breakfast. Instead, I made my pancakes with 2 eggs and soy milk. There’s one egg per serving, which offers a good little dose of…

Coconut Blender Matcha

Coconut blender matcha. Blender coconut matcha. It took me way too long to decide what to name this recipe. Also, do the photos even look good? There are so many decisions and uncertainties that come from writing a blog post, but in the end, I decide what to share. And you know what? I kind of like this first photo. Even if Shaun says it looks weird. Yes, there are little specs of matcha on there and a failed white creamy swirl. But it’s good. So, so good. I’m not one to drink matcha often (mostly because I have a hard time with caffeine), but this drink might change it all. It’s creamy, perfectly sweetened with one date and ready in 5 minutes. The sweet taste of coconut blends wonderfully with the matcha and…

Italian Bean & Vegetable Soup

Italian bean & vegetable soup. Inspired by the popular minestrone soup, but without the added noodles. When I created this soup, it started out as a minestrone. While it was delicious, I wanted a soup that was mostly a source of protein and vegetables, without the added carbs. Not that carbs are bad here, but I always love having bread with soup…. For that reason, I wanted my soup to be lighter. So this is what I ended up with: a flavorful soup that’s light and perfect when served with a good slice of bread. When I was a teenager, I spent a day with my grandmother, learning how to make homemade soup. She wasn’t following a recipe, she simply explained how to make a soup from scratch. Everything from blanching the tomatoes to making her…

Green Curry with Cannellini Beans

Green curry with cannellini beans. Because we still have at least one month of winter-like weather here and I’m not about to give up on comfort food just yet. This curry has been months in the making and I’m happy to finally share the recipe with you today. I made it for the first time in December before leaving for California and I somehow put it on hold until a few weeks ago. Since then, I tested it at least 4 times (one of which was a failed attempt to make it in the Instant Pot). Trust me, this is not an Instant Pot recipe, unless you want a curried cream of broccoli soup. Yes, it was pure mush. Thankfully, the stove top version turned out delicious. The broccoli is just slightly cooked to keep its texture…