Thursday, 11 February 2016

GINGER COOKIES with PINK FROSTING (FOR JACK)



Note: The following prose is for Jack, but of course you are invited to read it. At the bottom of the post I share a recipe for raw vegan ginger cookies dipped in pink frosting, and I KNOW you want that. In any case, I hope you get what you want out of this beautiful day. x

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

DEEP DISH CARAMEL APPLE PIE


This pie is DELICIOUS. I have ample evidence of this thanks to the fact that it was hastily devoured by the crowd at a vegan potluck I co-hosted last month. It's sweet, decadent, cinnamon-y and made with 100% good-for-you ingredients. I'm talkin' about nuts, oats, chai spices, fresh apples and dried fruit. I figured the perfect dish to celebrate Apple Month (aka this month) and locally-grown apples is an apple pie because everyone loves it and it's a comforting treat in the fall. Highly recommend you chow this down with some coconut vanilla ice cream.

Friday, 5 February 2016

GREEN CURRY with MUSHROOMS, BELL PEPPER + PEAS


I wasn't planning on sharing this recipe but it ended up so photogenic and delicious, I figured I should. Like I was saying in my last blog post, I went to a North Indian cooking class - shoutout to Colin - the other night and was reminded about the glories of curry and spices. So here is another recipe inspired by that class. Although at the same time I am putting what I learned in the class to shame because we were taught how to make fresh garam masala and yet in this recipe I am still my can't-be-bothered self and used pre-made green curry paste. I AM SORRY. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

TURMERIC SMOOTHIE (DELICIOUS, DIFFERENT + GOOD 4 U)


Surprisingly delicious. So here's the story: I have put turmeric in my smoothies before. It was always pretty decent. I gradually stopped because in general I get bored of the same thing everyday after a few days. Then last night I went to a FeedLife North Indian cooking class put on by my friend Colin and his mum (they are the two nicest humans on earth FYI). Colin explained the myriad of health benefits that traditional South Asian spices provide and every time he said "menstrual pain relief" my ears perked up and I excitedly turned around to Jack with eyes that said: "REMEMBER THIS." Among other useful pieces of info I learned turmeric is literally 200-2000% more nutritionally beneficial when you eat it with black pepper (and ideally a fat source). What the heck. Here's the study that proves it. Basically: the stuff in turmeric that we want is the curcumin, and this thing in black pepper - piperine - helps the absorption rate and bioavailability of the curcumin... a lot.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

BODY CARE SERIES (PART I): YOU DESERVE IT ALL


This is the first post in a series of six wherein I talk about taking care of ourselves and more specifically, how taking care of ourselves starts with taking care of our bodies. The series is sponsored by Luminance Skin Care; a wonderful vegan, organic body care company.

What if you owned a machine that did everything for you? Some examples: transported you where you need to be, made sure your blood sugar levels and bones were healthy, told you when to sleep and wake up, alerted you to what kinds of foods you should eat or stay away from, warned about dangerous situations and helped you escape them, reminded you of things you love and rewarded you when you did them, or had trillions of individual union workers on the job 24/7 with your longevity as their main objective?