Author Archives: Megatarian

Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce (For Canning)

As you can tell from my last few posts, we are elbow deep in tomato season! I love this delicious, fresh sauce for it’s light, clean flavour.  Check out this recipe for a deeper, richer variation. Like my roasted vegetable … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Tomato Sauce for Canning

What I love about this recipe is the deep, rich flavour.  It is exactly the kind of food you crave in winter- hearty, warming and comforting.  This depth of flavour is achieved by roasting the vegetables, allowing you to turn … Continue reading

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Salsa Roja for Canning

The canning frenzy continues with a Latin American inspired recipe ❤  This Salvadoran salsa is traditionally served with pupusas and curtido, but I also serve it with tortilla chips, mixed with broth to be used as a base for soups and chilis, … Continue reading

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The Quickest and Easiest Way to Can Tomatoes

Tomato season is here! During these next few, short weeks I will be attempting to preserve enough tomatoes to last throughout the year.  I have been canning for the past few years and really love having those little glass mason jars … Continue reading

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Chocolate Raspberry Nice-Cream

Another banana ice-cream recipe! I have been eating variations on this all summer long for my weekend breakfasts (for my favourite weekday smoothie click here). Eating fruit (especially bananas) for breakfast has been leaving me clear-headed and full of energy … Continue reading

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The Best Vegan (or not) Blueberry Scones

These little treats are so easy to throw together when you are craving something comforting and sweet.  They taste incredible with a slightly crunchy crust and a soft, warm center.  Yum, give your belly a nice big hug with these scones. … Continue reading

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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers (preserved)

I love the abundance summer brings.  I went to the market today and this happened….. …a beautiful box of organic bell peppers for a steal.  During these last few weeks of summer, I am frantically preserving all of the fresh … Continue reading

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Fermented Salsa (Pico De Gallo)

MMM…salsa!  Can your salsa make you sexier?….Mine can.  Fermenting the salsa adds all of the health benefits listed here, and here, as well as improving the flavour.  Because it is fermented, any foods that you eat along side it will digest more … Continue reading

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Atole de Elote and Fried Plaintain

I love the kitchen’s ability to transport me to another place.  Cooking traditional recipes from around the world  satisfies my inner Wanderluster while giving me a sense of exploration in an everyday task.  Lately I am loving Latin cuisine and have been inspired … Continue reading

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How to Make Nut and Seed Milks

I am in love with nut milks.  We go through many cups, poured over cereals, drunken plain, used as ingredients for baking, or used as a base for a thicker smoothie.  They are so creamy and versatile, who needs dairy? This post demonstrates the process … Continue reading

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Green Beans in a Fresh Tomato Sauce

  I received some beautiful heirloom beans in my CSA box and was so inspired to create something delicious.  This is hearty enough to be main dish (I always serve it as a main), or can serve as a side … Continue reading

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Living Blueberry Cheesecakes (single serving)

I have been working through my jar of fermented blueberry honey and have been drizzling it over any and everything lately.  I love the flavour and the gentle sweetness.  I had the idea to create a cheesecake using the honey … Continue reading

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Summer Rolls- Vietnamese inspired cucumber rolls

  It has been too hot to turn the oven on most days.  My little garden is giving me lots of hydrating cucumbers and I am always looking for interesting ways to use them.  This week Kimberly Snyder challenged bloggers … Continue reading

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“Real” Pickles

I call these “real” pickles because this is the old-school, traditional way pickles were made for hundreds of years-  cucumbers, seasonings, and salt brine. Because we are making our pickles this way (rather than using vinegar which kills off the good bacteria … Continue reading

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Horchata

MMM Horchata!  This delicious drink deserves more recognition.  It is so creamy and refreshing on hot days.  Plus it’s fun to say.  The H is silent, just so you know 😉 Hor-cha-ta….cha cha cha… There are many ways to make horchata … Continue reading

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The Best Protein/Energy Bites

I have been working on this recipe for awhile and have finally cracked it! It’s perfect ❤ These delicious balls are pumped full of superfoods held together by a rich salted date caramel (aka heaven).  These protein bars are totally unrefined, all … Continue reading

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Maple Caramel Crunch Ice-Cream (raw vegan)

I did something bad….. The other day I stopped by my local fruit stand to pick up some beautiful berries for my chia seed jam.  The grocer called me over.  “Hey Megan, I’ve got some bananas for sale.  $5.00 for 50 … Continue reading

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Honey Garlic (fermented)

This recipe has both culinary and medicinal uses.  I discovered it last year and, due to its effectiveness, will making it every year forward.  This recipe is a powerful home remedy for cold and flu season.  It will knock a … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Oat Bars

This morning I was snuggled up with my little guy, flipping through my favourite un-cookbook, looking for something delicious and unique to take to a vegan potluck.  When I flipped to this recipe he grabbed the page, began licking the picture … Continue reading

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The Best Peanut or Almond Butter (with chia seeds)

  I purchased a little container of organic “peanut butter spread” recently.  It was so decadent, creamy and rich that it disappeared way too quickly.  With a tear in my eye, I went to recycle the glass container and noticed that the … Continue reading

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