15 Aug 2017

BLUEBERRY BLACKBERRY SORBET w/ CHIA PUDDING + TAHINI


Back at it again with more blueberries to make your heart sing. I think by the end of this summer I will actually transform INTO a blueberry because of how many I have thus far consumed. I am not mad about this: if the blueberry is my true form, I am 100% open to it.

In this recipe, I am combining blueberries with another food of the goddesses - the blackberry - into luscious sorbet and serving it alongside creamy chia pudding, drizzled in rich tahini. For obvious reasons, I added chunks of dark chocolate. This is a bit of an uncommon combination but it works wonderfully. So wonderfully, in fact, that I ended up eating the whole bowl myself even though I had initially planned to share with a friend. Woops. I love the variety of textures, temperatures and colours in this dish. I hope you do too. *smiley face*

8 Aug 2017

MAPLE ORANGE SESAME BITES (w/ almond pulp!)


These are a light, not-too-sweet, refreshing, nourishing snack for anytime. The recipe is adapted from one in a cookbook I love - What To Eat For How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen - by Divya Alter. The main ingredients are lightly toasted sesame seeds (feel free to leave them raw though) and almond pulp! Yes, that extra stuff you have left over after making your own almond milk! FINALLY, something to DO with the damn stuff. You can keep that almond pulp in the freezer until you have time to make this recipe, so you never have to waste it again. It's full of good stuff for your body, and hey, you paid it for it (I am assuming...?)

2 Aug 2017

VEGAN BLUEBERRY SHAKE!


Another summer is upon us (in the part of the world that I'm in, anyways)! So I am working with the British Columbia Blueberry Council again to bring you more delicious blueberry-filled goodness. :D They're pretty much my ideal partner to collab with because we just get together and promote locally-grown fruit. It's a win-win-win.

Chocolate is my favourite food group but shortly following that: it's blueberries. For as long as I can remember, my family has had about 5 blueberry bushes in our front yard and berry-picking all summer has become a welcome tradition. I eat a lot of the berries as I pick them, or snack on them later; many I use in recipes; and often I'll freeze a bunch when we have a good season (blueberry season is usually from mid-July to mid-September). Among an extensive list of reasons I love living here in BC, Canada (i.e. the northwest of Turtle Island) - albeit on unceded Coast Salish lands - is the fruit. Peaches, apples, berries, Oh My! I look forward to all of nature's juicy sweetness each year. While my fave seasons are fall and winter, summer is so worth the heat because it means I get to spend all my time enjoying these delicious treasures. 

17 Jul 2017

ALMOND BITES with MACA, VANILLA + FLAX


This is an outtake from a new project I am working on. Don't worry: the recipe IS delicious, but it's not gonna vibe with the *thing* I am putting together. If I sound mysterious, it's cuz I am being mysterious. But I promise I will share more info on this project soon-ish... *cute evil smile*.