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Harissa Carrots and Fennel with Lentils

Harissa Carrots and Fennel with Lentils

My trip to Seattle to work on the Cody nutrition video series proved to be a pretty ragin’ food fest. The pre- and post-production days, along with nights off gave me some time to explore the city, meet the amazing locals, and sample, er, quite a bit of fantastic food. You know, for research purposes. When I travel, I put wish-list restaurants in two groups: the vegetarian restaurant, and the non-vegetarian restaurant that has enough…

The Green Kitchen Maple-tossed Beluga Lentil Salad

It’s pretty exciting seeing the evolution of your favorite bloggers go from nearly-secret to explosive, world-wide superstars. Green Kitchen Stories is one of those blogs, written by my friends David and Luise (and their sweet daughter Elsa!). Together they have created one of the freshest and most exciting vegetarian food blogs online, and theirs has become one of my biggest sources of inspiration. Everything they create is fresh and creative…

Good Gravy!

Hey – it’s time for a quickie. I am squeezing this post in because I just made the most delicious vegetarian gravy I’ve ever tasted and had to share. Out of all the traditional foods we consume over the holidays, gravy is right up there in the “must-have” category, am I right? It’s simply not Christmas without a mashed potato volcano. I gave up gravy when I became a vegetarian, but up until now, I’ve even avoided the vegan versions of the…

Eating Compassionately

I had a rather upsetting experience a couple weeks ago. I was driving down the highway somewhere outside of Toronto, overtaking a large freight truck, which from behind looked rather unremarkable. However, as I passed the cargo-loaded back end, I realized that the truck was filled with baby pigs. I could clearly see their little faces through the air holes in the metal wall, and there were even ears and snouts poking out, desperately sniffing…

Black Bean Beauty Burgers

Just because summer is winding down, does not mean that the barbeque will be put to sleep just yet. If you’re a die-hard griller, you know that there are still plenty of late summer nights left to enjoy the smoky taste only a barbeque can deliver. For years I have been the brunt of too many jokes at family barbeques, as I munch on salad while my family eats cheeseburgers and hot dogs (I am still not interested, Uncle Peter, but thanks for…

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

  I have had the pleasure of writing two cookbooks, My New Roots, and Naturally Nourished. It has been an immensely gratifying experience taking the spirit of my blog into the third dimension! My New Roots is my first book baby. It opens with the techniques and processes I use in my kitchen every day, which form the foundation of all plant-based cooking: how to cook beans and grains, and how to make nut and seed butters are just a few…

Autumn in a Jar: Fig Jam with Lavender, Thyme, and Walnuts

Autumn is my clandestine lover. It’s true that summer is the reliable, constant, and deeply warming season that I look forward to most in the darkness of winter. But fall is full of secrets, it is mysterious and unpredictable, making those last dreamy-hot days with the long amber light so achingly beautiful and met with the utmost gratitude. And then there’s the harvest. I find autumn food the most appealing and most healing, as the fruits and…

Spicy Roasted Broccoli with Almonds

I just got back from a week in London, and the first thing I need to mention is how rad it is. Besides being one of the most culturally diverse and historically rich places I’ve ever visited, it has one mean food scene. Even as a discerning vegetarian you can get a tasty, non-compromising meal on almost every corner. And their take-out situation is a whole other ballgame with salad bars, healthy sandwich joints, and juice and smoothie stands…