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The Perfect Spring Green Juice

Yay! I’m back after taking a long winter hiatus to hibernate with my munchkins ūüôā During the winter months I naturally crave simpler foods, such as rice, beans, potatoes, and stews. I find myself turning to a few of my … Continue reading

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The Best Pumpkin or Apple Preserves

Last year I became obsessed with pumpkin and apple butters. ¬†If you follow the¬†blog, you may have noticed my main theme of the year is¬†fermenting any and everything. ¬†I wanted to take my beloved butters and add additional health benefits … Continue reading

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Raw Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce (lacto-fermented)

I have been so in love with my fermented salsa recipe that I wanted to apply the same principle to an Italian style sauce. If you are new to fermenting this is a perfect¬†recipe to start your family with¬†as it … Continue reading

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Peaches Preserved in Honey (lacto-fermented)

I was recently gifted a case of beautiful, organic peaches. ¬†After eating many (oh my goodness…so many!) each day, I had some that I needed to preserve. Traditional recipes for canning peaches call for¬†large amounts of refined sugar to make … 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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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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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 ūüėȬ†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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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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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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Raw Vegan Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Caramel and Chocolate Sauce

Naughty but nice! This ice cream recipe has been floating around the internet for awhile, and has lasting power for a reason! With just one ingredient you can create a creamy, healthy soft serve. ¬†It is actually kind of incredible … Continue reading

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Spa Waters- Cucumber Mint, Strawberry Lemonade and Orange Creamsicle

Today’s post is more of a gentle reminder than a recipe. ¬†With Canada Day today and July 4th approaching for the States, people will be out enjoying the sun. ¬†It is so important to stay hydrated, these flavoured waters make … Continue reading

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How to make Curtido/Cortido (Salvadorian sauerkraut)- 2 ways

I find it fascinating¬†that so many cultures around the world have recipes for fermented cabbage. ¬†Europe has sauerkraut, Korea has kimchi, and El Salvador has curtido! When something is done all around the world, with each culture putting it’s own … 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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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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