Food: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

When some of your guests are gluten-intolerant, and others are vegan, you bake a a vegan pumpkin pie to the bring-a-dessert Sunday afternoon get-together. Ingredients CRUST 1 ¼ cups raw cashews 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free) 2 pitted medjool dates 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 ½ tsp ground ginger 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (if not gluten-free, sub spelt or all-purpose flour) 1/4 cup scoopable (firm) coconut oil (virgin or refined for […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight- Spicy Eggplant Pasta

I love eggplant and have incorporated the veggie in many pasta dishes, similar to this recipe I found online. Just a hint for the meat-lovers – you can saute and add ground Italian sausage to the mix and serve it up with freshly crated Parmesan cheese Ingredients  2 medium eggplants 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons olive […]

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Food: Mashed Potatoes 101

For the most part, I’ve taken off the side dish from my everyday life – staying true to eating less starch and more plant based  – but of course, the holidays are upon us, and one staple for a Thanksgiving dinner is mashed potatoes. But as I have learned over the years, there is a […]

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Holiday Series: Thanksgiving Appetizers

Normally my appetizer set-up trumps the actual ‘non-turkey’ oh alright, a sliver of turkey dinner.  The reason for that is, most folks arrive at my doorstep very hungry, and very thirsty for a cocktail, so the ritual begins, munching away at appetizers while cocktailing.  So by the time dinner rolls around, folks are too full […]

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Food: Chai Infused Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake, and it is probably the only one I won’t pass up on if I were anywhere in the world offering the option. So a carrot cake recipe is always in order, and this chai infused one is one I am trying on Saturday: For the cake: 1/4 cup of almond milk […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Mexican Shredded Chicken

I have been on a Mexican food crave this week, which is about right – before the holidays I crave Mexican or Asian cuisine. So Mexican shredded chicken it is for that soft taco meal we’ll be having, except for my mum, who prefers a pita bread to any other variation. I can see her […]

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Holiday Series: Thanksgiving Preliminary Prep

I start out with one menu – and then shift it throughout the week leading to Thanksgiving, so with that mindset, here’s what I am considering for the holiday, perhaps even leading to smaller dinner parties up to New Year’s eve. {featured source and inspiration for this blog post}

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Holiday Series: Vegan Pumpkin Mousse

I am not a fan of pumpkin pie, or cake but I am a fan of pudding or mousse alternative, so I feel like this year, we are going to have this vegan pumpkin mousse on our dessert table for thanksgiving.  So easy to make and naturally spoon right out of the blender. Okay, no […]

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Food: Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

I don’t bake too much, but I do help my mother when she is in the mood to bake a batch of brioche and other Mediterranean pastries. But this cookie recipe is worth a share, and one I am going to bake for the office holiday party this year – or in our case, they […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Grain Free Burrito Bowl

Craving Mexican tonight, I decided to search for a grain-free alternative for dinner tonight and will be introducing the concept to my mother. Here’s hoping she’ll appreciate the cuisine. Ingredients Grain: White rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice (Green Rice would be amazing, too!) Protein: Shredded Mexican Chicken (omit and double up on beans if […]

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