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. 

27 Jul 2018

TOFU SCRAMBLE WRAPS with TOMATO SALSA + ROASTED SQUASH


Hello, all. I hope you are well! I apologize for the umpteenth time that I haven't posted in awhile. If you are following me on social media, especially Instagram, you may know I am at a sort of crossroads and currently trying to navigate where to go from here, career-wise. It's complicated, but I trust the universe will guide me to where I am most fulfilled; whether that means continuing with this work (blogging, writing cookbooks) or moving on into a completely different field. I still do enjoy this work, and love to connect with all of you, but my heart desires something more, and perhaps something else. Time will tell what that is. Please do email me or comment on this post to let me know how you're feeling about this: what would you like from me, right now? What would you like from this blog? At this moment, all I can offer is another recipe! :)