10 Oct 2018

SOOO... I WROTE ANOTHER BOOK :)


Rawsome Superfoods is available for pre-order now! Links below. Thank you for all the support + love. <3 I would really love to get to 500 preorders like my last book did, so every pre-order helps!
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- IndieBound
- The Book Depository

Yep. Kinda big news, I guess? Well, it is for me anyway. I don't have any kids but my cookbooks are my paper offspring. I have now written 4 of them. These books are the culmination of lots of work; coming up with concept ideas, testing recipes, photographing dishes, trying to be funny and informative at the same time (usually failing), and second-guessing if I am even capable of this job. Then, after all the labour is done, months later... I receive the first physical copy in the mail (eep!!) It's always a rewarding moment of satisfaction. I can hold in my hands this project I put so much into for the better part of a year, and I know others will hold it in their and find something in this book that speaks to them. Sometimes it's just a fun recipe, sometimes it's a paradigm shift, sometimes they find out what they DON'T like. I am eternally grateful that my work is able to interact with people all over this planet and gets (hopefully) yummy food into happy bellies. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE and SUPPORT! It means everything to me and literally I could not be writing cookbooks if it weren't for you.


So, what's this book about? What's the DEAL, em? Okay, I'll tell you. I know I say this with every book but I swear this one is ACTUALLY my fave. :D It's called Rawsome Superfoods. I know that term can be a little problematic and misleading so when I say "superfoods," I just mean foods that have been researched and proven to have the ability to bring about noticeable health improvements, and not coincidentally, many of these foods have been centred and honoured in various medicine systems throughout the globe, especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. These ingredients don't have to be fancy or expensive though; they include spinach, black beans, sweet potatoes and walnuts. But some may be new to you, like ashwagandha, astragalus, and maca. The recipes range from drinks, snacks and basics to mains and desserts. Basically: I've got you covered. Many are raw, a lot are gently cooked. Always vegan and mainly gluten-free. I provide an extensive list of the best researched superfoods on this planet, and all are used in the book. I also share my favourite resources for blogs, documentaries, books, cookbooks, activist organizations and podcasts. This book is not about prescribing a healthy diet, anything to do with body weight, or convincing folks to go vegan. Of course I am vegan and I am vegan for many reasons, but I don't believe in telling others how to live; since we all know what's best for us, at least more than anyone else. So, this book is simply a resource for nourishing meals, if you so choose to be interested in it! XO

Rawsome Superfoods is available for pre-order now! Links below. Thank you for all the support + love. <3 I would really love to get to 500 preorders like my last book did, so every pre-order helps!
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
IndieBound
The Book Depository


17 Sep 2018

LEMON COCONUT TARTS with BLOOD ORANGE


I turned "25" this month (what is time, anyway?) and accidentally celebrated the day with a lil party in my family's yard. I was surrounded by all my favourite people and a ton of vegan food (it was potluck style). I made tarts for the occasion, and it is that recipe I share with you now. They're a simple, elegant treat to share with friends. I am always proud of myself when I manage to create a dessert that doesn't include chocolate. This recipe is raw, vegan, and gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats. 

10 Sep 2018

ALMOND, CINNAMON + GINGER LATTE


I received a lot of interest in this recipe when I posted it on an Instagram story last week, so here ya go! The latte is delicious in its own right, but also works as aid to anxiety and PMS. This is a rich, grounding drink for slow mornings, cloudy afternoons, with a book, or a meditation. I find it to be a wonderful snack before or after yoga as well. You have tummy-friendly, blood sugar-lowering, heart-healthy spices including cinnamon and ginger, which are also both anti-fungal foods, and beneficial to brain health. Ginger helps with menstrual pains. Ashwagandha reduces anxiety with its adaptogenic power. There are cordyceps mushrooms in here too; don't worry though, the flavour is so mild you won't actually notice (in fact I think cordyceps is kind of sweet and caramel-y). More scientific research is needed for this fungus, but it's been utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries for promoting longevity, and helping with lung and kidney function. All these ingredients are anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-oxidants, which may help prevent or fight free radicals.

Content warning: I will now talk about my anxiety for a lil bit.

27 Aug 2018

QUICK VEGAN PANCAKES with BLUEBERRY SAUCE


Heyooo. I'm back with another recipe, and some thoughts on self-compassion. 

Went on my first little bicycle tour this week, returned home on Friday: I biked to Salt Spring Island - the occupied territories of Saanich, Cowichan and Chemainus First Nations - camped for two nights, and pedalled all the way back again. There were some beautiful moments (hiking through the woods as golden sun beams shone through branches and leaves, sitting mere metres from a family of deer while they nibbled on berries, making a new friend and spotting a sea lion on the ferry, feeling the satisfaction of having biked up steep incline after steep incline...) and yet, I have to say, I was in a depressed, anxious, dissatisfied mood most of the time. 

16 Aug 2018

CHOCOLATE CHUNK BROWNIES with COCONUT MILK & OATS


Allo, loves. Hope you're doin' ok, but if you're not, that is alright too! Life is full of ups and downs, struggles and joys; it's the balance that I sit in gratitude with. The multiple, unique seasons of the earth are each necessary and dependent on one another to create a nourishing whole, and I believe my life is made up of the same recipe. (Obviously, I've been meditating a lot lately, and listening to Oprah's podcast). To celebrate whatever is worth celebrating in your day, I made brownies.