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breakfast, smoothies & juices

Green Beauty Smoothie

January 17, 2017
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This smoothie is definitely one of my go-to smoothies any time and day of the week. For weekdays before work I always make myself a smoothie for breakfast and this recipe has been made on average at least 2-3 times a week for the past two years.  This smoothie is so quick and easy to whip up it makes for the perfect breakfast when your busy and crunched for time.

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Hot and Spicy Lemon-aid Tonic

January 8, 2017
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Wintertime here in Canada gets pretty cold. Although I have to admit, Toronto is in its own weather bubble and always has way different temperatures from cities even just 30 minutes away. The downtown core gets more brown slush than it does snow and warmer temperatures than its surrounding neighborhoods. I don’t complain; I live in the bubble, I love the bubble. Every time I visit my mom who lives in a town 40 minutes from Toronto, I’m always amazed at the amount of snow and chilliness.

This tonic is inspired by those cold, harsh winter mornings or evenings. This drink warms up not only your cold hands, but also the insides of your body. Each ingredient was carefully selected to collectively make this a powerful, medicinal beverage to give a feeling of well-being.

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Delicious and Easy Tofu Scramble

January 30, 2016
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I am not going to lie that cooking tofu scrambles has always intimidated me.  I would occasionally order it at some vegan restaurants; some tasted bad. Until I went on a trip to New York and had the best breakfast I’ve ever had and yes it involved a tofu scramble.  Since returning home I longed for that amazing tofu scramble so I tried to re-create it and if I do say so myself I did a damn good job.  Now I can stop the cravings AND its healthy, delicious and so easy to make. That’s what I call a win-win.

This tofu scramble is full of delicious nutrient-rich veggies and protein packed, which makes it the ideal weekend breakfast for champions.  Red peppers are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and boosts your metabolism, mushrooms are high in zinc, the kale adds fiber and the spices, especially turmeric, are anti-inflammatory for the body.  Its also warm, filling and utterly delicious and the best part is that its so simple to make, yet packed with a ridiculous amount of flavour.

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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies

October 19, 2015
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Cookies for breakfast. Yes.

I like to wake up and have a warm lemon drink or a smoothie and along with that I also like to have some sort of substance that isn’t just liquid.  Working early in the morning on weekdays I also don’t have time to prepare much and breakfast needs to be food I can eat on the go so cereal and pancakes were out. I came across some breakfast vegan cookies at a restaurant nearby and thought to myself instead of wondering how much sugar was in them or justifying spending $3.10 on a cookie every morning, I decided that I would try and make my own.  I have found the perfect amount of each ingredient to transform them into the perfect healthy breakfast cookie.

These cookies are soft, chewy, moist and delicious and are so easy to make only requiring one bowl to make them in. When I eat them I feel like I should feel guilty but then I remember that literally every single ingredient in these cookies are pure, whole foods offering a variety of nutrients. I usually make a batch of these cookies every Sunday and take one on-the-go in the morning before I leave to go to work.  Its prettttyyyy hard to only eat one a day…..they don’t always make it to the end of the week but I’m not complaining.

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Homemade Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

April 23, 2015
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These are by far the best cookies i have ever made and had…and i’ve had a lot of cookies.  After you have just one, you will crave these again and again and again. The taste and texture are just absolutely perfect and you would NEVER know these were vegan and gluten-free.

I have been experimenting a lot with gluten-free baking and discovered I really like it as it makes vegan baking easier because there’s so much variety with flours, emulsifiers and thickeners that when combined properly make the best damn taste and texture that is different from standard white-flour, egg and milk cookies.

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The Best Basic Bruschetta

March 1, 2015
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I would like to start off by saying that this recipe is simple, so simple I didn’t think I needed to make a post about it, but the fact thats its SO good and easy is what will make this recipe one to keep for the books!

Secondly, if you are buying bruschetta try making it yourself and I promise you wont be able to ever go back. Bruschetta should be made fresh, the same day you choose to eat it. This recipe only calls for 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time to make it.  I make this bruschetta everyday sometimes twice a day because it is that good and good for you.

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5 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes

October 18, 2014
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I am here to share with you an amazing pancake recipe.  First lets start by saying these are dairy free, egg free, and can be made gluten free too.  The pancakes are moist, fluffy, so airy yet filling, and  you wouldn’t believe that they are only 5 ingredients! They are so fast and easy to make your Saturday and Sunday mornings will never be the same after making these.

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Key Vitamins and Minerals in a Plant-Based Diet by Jessica Joseph

September 1, 2014

Vitamins and minerals play a key role in the maintenance of our health. These days, it is becoming more and more overwhelming to know which vitamins and minerals we really need. There are so many numbers and letters to keep track, walking into a health food store can be quite intimidating.

I wanted to give you a breakdown of what I believe to be the 6 most important vitamins and minerals that we need to allow our bodies to function at their best. I think it’s important to not only know the benefits of these vitamins but where we can naturally get them. Luckily for vegans and vegetarians, many of our vitamins and minerals can be absorbed through the foods we eat however, if you do have dietary restrictions, taking a supplement may not be a bad idea.

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Superfruit Banana Cereal

August 1, 2014
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Cereal is usually everyone’s go-to breakfast but most cereals are full of sugar, dyes and chemicals. And when a cereal is supposed to be healthy it usually tastes bland and boring. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s your starting fuel to tackle everything your day has to bring. This superfruit banana cereal recipe is a nutritious meal to start your day with and it’s quick, simple and delicious.

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