Tag Archives: fresh

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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Simple Grilled Corn Salad

  This recipe is the sunny day version of my nacho soup.  It has the same ingredients and flavours in cool, refreshing salad form.  I love it packed to the beach. This makes a big batch, enough to serve 4 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles with Chia Seeds

Yummy! These delicious little treats make it easy to stay cool.  Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia is the secret ingredient in these, helping you stay hydrated and nourished.  Chia seeds by nature are hydrophilic (water loving) and can absorb about 10 times their weight in water. … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Strawberry Banana Ice-Cream

Baby, it’s hot outside! This post is short and sweet, just like the recipe.  There’s not much to say about this treat, other than it’s delicious! I am loving all variations on the banana ice-cream and this is an old … Continue reading

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Healthy 7- Layer Mexican Dip

Those are my kids’ hands in the pictures as they couldn’t wait to dig in! I have loved this dip for many years and so have they.  It is such a crowd pleaser, everyone devours it. I recently discovered how to … Continue reading

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Greek Quinoa Salad

  There is a restaurant in town which sells it’s famous greek dressing.  While the dressing does taste amazing, it has some questionable ingredients (GMO oils and MSG!).  I wanted to make a healthier knock-off that would still taste great. … Continue reading

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Chia Seed Jam (and raw pb and j sandwiches)

Look at these beautiful babies I brought home from the farmer’s market.  They are so juicy and bursting with flavour.  These ruby lovelies are the perfect example of why you need to get to know where your food comes from (more on this … Continue reading

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Kefir Ranch Dressing

Milk kefir is a magical substance.  It has a long, established history and is still commonly consumed in Eastern Europe.  Kefir originated among the nomadic shepards in the North Caucasus Mountains (Russia) many centuries ago (exact date unknown).  There is a … Continue reading

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Honey Sweetened Lavender Lemonade

   Today’s recipe is a silent protest to Mother Nature. We are ready for summer! This refreshing lemonade screams warm weather, blue skies, and long days.  This is not the syrupy sweet lemonade of your childhood.  There is no refined … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad

This recipe is my contribution to Kimberly Snyder’s beauty blogging challenge.  Kimberly provided us with a recipe which we are supposed to put our own twist on.  Check out Kimberly’s recipe here.  I wanted to create my own recipe using … Continue reading

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Pineapple Love ~ the cold and flu buster

  Pineapple Love is Watermelon Heaven’s sassy cousin.  It’s thicker, creamier, and packs a punch. Even though we are in June, here in Canada it is cold and rainy.  Great breeding ground for colds and flus!  Today I was craving something that would … Continue reading

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Nacho Soup (Lazy Day Soup)

This is my family’s favorite soup.  It is simple, very quick to make and tastes amazing.  I make a big pot as it always disappears pretty quickly.  Perfect food for rainy days, lazy days, movie days, or days when you … Continue reading

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Vegetarian/Vegan Lettuce Wraps

These are so versatile and easy to throw together.  I can walk in the door from work and 15 minutes later be sitting down to a delicious meal that washes away the stress of the day.  Not only do these … Continue reading

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Rhubarb crumble (raw, vegan)

For the past few years I have been trying to love rhubarb.  I mean, really trying.  It is a beautiful garden plant that grows in my area, but I have always been stumped on what to do with it.  Because … Continue reading

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Chickpea salad

We are finally starting to get some consistently beautiful weather here in BC.  I wanted tonight’s dinner to be fresh and light.  Something that I could enjoy on the deck as I wind down my day.    Is anyone else obsessed … Continue reading

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Chocolate “pudding” (*wink wink*)

When I was young I loved Jello chocolate pudding (ingredients: sugar, modified cornstarch, cocoa processed with alkali, disodium phosphate, natural and artificial flavors, salt, tetrasodium, pyrophosphate, mono- and diglycerides, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, artificial color, BHA)….no thank you 😉 … Continue reading

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