What I Learned from Kip Andersen at Vancouver Veg Expo 2018

The 2018 Vancouver Veg Expo took place on Sunday May 27th, and my boyfriend James and I attended.  It’s a huge event with over 20,000 attendees, where vegan and vegetarian product vendors, animal welfare groups, vegan activists, and chefs all gather together to share the latest and greatest of anything plant-based.  Last year was the…

What I Learned From a Holistic Nutritionist

This post is a little nerve-wracking for me to share as it’s touching on a sensitive topic for me, but I’m putting it out there regardless in case anyone else is facing some of the same hormonal skin issues that I am.  I am also writing this just as a personal note-to-self; something for me…

Five Practical Tips For Going Plant-Based

Tip #1: Figure out your why This is important when you want to make any lifestyle change whatsoever.  You need to do some reflecting and figure out why you want to make these changes.  The reasons have to be personal to you and be meaningful.  Simply wanting to change the way you eat in hopes…

Smokey Tempeh Kale Salad with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This is the FIRST salad recipe on my blog, why?  Because I don’t really like salad… That isn’t totally true, I actually DO like salad, once I’m eating it, but I rarely WANT to eat it.  I was inspired to step up my salad game when I saw the Kale Crunch Salad in vegan chef Chloe…

Dark Cherry Chia Pudding

I recently started getting into chia pudding as a quick and light breakfast or snack because I tend to always have the ingredients on hand.  It’s simple, easy to make, great for meal prep, and nice to take on-the-go.  It’s pretty light, so it won’t leave you feeling stuffed.  It’s great as a pre-workout breakfast,…

Oh She Glows Yolos (aka: the quickest, easiest vegan/GF treat!)

This has become my obsession over the last few weeks.  Funnily enough, the first time I ever had these delicious chocolate caramels was way back in 2012 or 2013!  My friends Emily and Alasdair made dinner for us and they made these little babies.  Back in the day, in Saskatoon, two of my three roommates…

Three Tips for Going Vegan with a Partner

I just want to start this post off with a couple of caveats. Firstly, I consider myself a vegan, but if we get down to the brass tacks, plant-based might be a more appropriate term, simply because I still consume honey, and some of the non-food items that I purchase, namely makeup, are not always vegan…

Adopting Adaptogens: Chaga Turmeric Latte

This recipe is one the most ingredient heavy recipe in my Adopting Adaptogens recipes but it is my favourite.  This warming milk is great to drink at any time of the day but is especially effective in the evening, after dinner, when you are winding down to go to bed.  Turmeric and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory…

Adopting Adaptogens: Decocting Chaga (Chaga Tea)

So you’ve bought some chaga mushrooms and now you’re wondering what do with them?  Well, the first step is decoction.  This is a very simple process, it just takes a little bit of time.  Equipment Needed: Large Pot, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker 2 – 3 inch chunk of chaga (or several smaller chunks) Roughly…

Chocolate Almond Banana Pancakes

I know Valentine’s Day has already passed, but if you’re on the hunt for a special breakfast to treat yourself or someone else, I’ve got just the thing.  This is essentially a dessert for breakfast.  These pancakes are jam packed with yummy ingredients like bananas, chocolate chips, and almond butter.  To really go the extra…