Vegan Shepherd’s Pie


This Shepherd’s Pie will not only delight the senses but warm your insides, and is the perfect comfort food to share with friends and family. It can also easily be adapted for children’s tastes as well. If you’re willing to spend just a bit of time the night before prepping the ingredients (e.g. chop veggies;…

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Super Easy Rice and Vegetable Noodle Soup


If you’re looking for a fast and tasty lunch to warm up little tummies in the cold winter months, here’s a healthy recipe that’s tried and true in our household: Ingredients: 2 cups rice pasta 6 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube (or prepared vegetable stock) 125g of firm organic tofu, diced 1/2 cup of…

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Chocolate Mint Smoothie Stunner


The smoothie of the day (this recipe was adapted from an amazing dessert salad suggested by Dr. Aviva Romm on her Facebook page) I can attest that this is indeed both healthy and delicious!! Ingredients (makes 6-8 servings): 3 cups of mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries) 1 cup of fresh mint 3 cups of almond…

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Almond Cherry Berry Energy Smoothie


This protein-packed delicious smoothie proved to be another real hit with the family! While I found it initially a bit too thick (kids loved it as a dessert!), I added the orange juice (indicated below) and this seemed to round out the flavor and correct the consistency. You can adjust the taste with less orange…

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Raise a glass to your hero: Mango-peach lemon yoghurt smoothie supreme


Are you drawn to certain people in your life over and over again? What is it about them that makes them radiate the qualities that you just can’t get enough of? These people inspire you, raise you up, help you realize your full potential. You find them and you just know that they are meant…

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Shoot me it’s good! Vegetarian mini burger with pea shoots


Looking for a fast yet healthier BBQ option for you and your family? Try these fantastic mini burgers with a quarter serving of vegetarian (soy, mushroom, tempeh) burgers and delicious pea shoots along with your favourite condiments… your kids will love these bite sized burgers coupled with the crunchy texture of the pea shoots. We…

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Blueberry Smoothie Supreme


This was definitely one of my more popular smoothies that the whole family just devoured like it was dessert at breakfast. Hope you like it as much as we did! Blueberry Smoothie Supreme Ingredients (for approximately 6-8 glasses): -4 cups frozen blueberries -1 cup frozen strawberries -1 ripe banana -3 stalks celery -2 cups orange…

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What if we could save the planet? Eco-friendly pitfalls and pickups from one parent to another


Last night, I thought about how I’ve been respecting the earth lately. Truthfully, I was not impressed. I have always had more eco-friendly ‘leanings’. Anyone who is remotely tuned in to the state of the environment is too. Here’s a debriefer, if you need to review: http://www.greenfacts.org/en/digests/state-of-the-environment.htm Foodwise? I was a vegetarian bordering on a…

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Spring Cleaning with Fennel, Zucchini, and Black Olive Penne


Now that spring has officially arrived, a little home spring cleaning is just what our family needs. And what better way to support that than a healthy vegetarian dish that highlights the delightfully flavorful, fennel (see image below to appreciate it in its full glory). Photo credit: http://www.lesliebeck.com/images/featured_foods/fennel_300.jpg The¬†wonderful recipe that featured my large fennel…

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Splendid Vegetarian Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti and Baked Salmon Filets


Looking for a tasty and easy meal for your next dinner date at home? Here is my version of a delicious Italian-style spaghetti dish. For maximum health and environmental benefits, choose local, organic vegetables whenever possible. The makings of a delicious dinner for two are as follows: Ingredients: 1 tomato 1/2 jar of tomato sauce…

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