Kombucha home brew

kombucha first scoby

This could be the start of something very cool. I’m talking kombucha. Brewed at home. Yep, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. So what is kombucha and why am I so smitten? Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. (Those last two are known as the SCOBY, a symbiotic culture of… 

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chickpea flour crepes

Chickpea Flour Crepes {Gluten Free, Grain Free}

One of the best things about experimenting in the kitchen is that, just when you think you know all there is to know, a new ingredient makes itself known. And then *poof* you’re off on a brand new journey, making dishes that you never imagined. It’s like the more I learn, the more I realize… 

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Portobello Mushroom Tacos

It’s no secret I’m having a love-in with tacos lately. If I’m not making them for dinner, I’m dreaming about making a bee line for the local taqueria a few blocks away. Dee-lish. So when I saw Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year, I thought hmmmm…. how about vegetarian tacos (portobello mushroom… 

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chewy coconut macaroons chocolate drizzle

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Macaroons {Gluten Free, Grain Free}

I’ve made 4 different batches of coconut macaroons in the past 3 weeks. April has been a whirlwind of coconut and eggs for me. Luckily, I’ve had a lot of tasters to help me share the eating part. (Now if only my tasters could help with my chocolate drizzle technique… I’m sure they could, if… 

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apple cheddar arugula salad final

Apple Cheddar Arugula Salad

I’ve been craving spa-like cuisine this week. We’re finally into spring, yes, but I think it has more to do with indulging a little too much lately with these little pieces of chocolate evil. I’m talking about Kirkland’s milk chocolate covered almonds, our preferred after-dinner nibble. Sometimes I think the only reason I pay my… 

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Mahi mahi tacos final

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Hello there, and welcome to our (mostly) redesigned site. It’s a refreshing, clean look that we love, plus it looks a lot better on mobile devices. A lot better. (I’m even starting to modify a little code, here and there, all the while praying I don’t blow up the whole site as I tinker away…. 

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chard white bean ragout close up

Chard and White Bean Ragout

Baby, it’s cold outside. 2014 has been a very cold winter, and I keep hearing we — the collective we in North America — can blame the polar vortex. That sounds nasty, doesn’t it? Like an evil force bent on world, or at least continental, domination. Not even Vancouverites can escape the polar vortex, although its… 

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