Tag Archives: summer

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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make all natural fruit leather (without a dehydrator, or turning on your oven)

  Today’s post is a process rather than a strict recipe.  It is adaptable to any type of fruit.  Use what is fresh, local, and in season.  These are great for kids (or kids’ at heart).  There are a lot of … 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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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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Honeydew Cucumber Popsicles

,  Today we officially celebrate the 1st day of summer! It came in with some beautiful weather and I am very excited for the season ahead.  This is a wonderful recipe to have in the freezer to be enjoyed by … 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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The best banana smoothie

Those who know me know that I’m a little ape for bananas.  I have been eating them daily and feeling better than ever.  I recently found out that they are actually classified as a berry (?!), which makes me love … 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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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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Watermelon Heaven

Yay! First blog post! I am so excited to share this recipe.  It is perfect for summertime and I have been loving it for breakfast most days of the week lately.  Watermelon is a natural diuretic which means it will … Continue reading

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