A few months back I added to my cookbook collection the amazing Miyoko Schinner’s latest masterpiece The Homemade Vegan Pantry. The subtitle is The Art of Making Your own Staples. Make my own staples? Ok….yes. Yes I will try. I was honestly hooked by the “from scratch” romance of it because while I am a creative and fearless cook I …

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This spring has been an unusual one so far in that my husband Jay has had very little time to help get our plants and seeds into the ground (thank you Urban Harvest Toronto- see information below). This may or may not be a good thing because Jay is quite an accomplished gardener, and truth be told, I …

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Being in yet another transition phase of my life is daunting, very confusing, hopeful and exciting. Not having a “job” or school to show up for daily right now put me in a position this past week of being able to push aside all the “should do’s” with all the “want to do’s/need to do’s” …

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Long before I ate my last spicy tuna hand roll I found myself gravitating towards the avocado maki, the edamame, the age dashi tofu and the miso soup. What I began to realize organically (or naturally or without realizing it) was the experience was far less about eating raw fish and everything about the fresh …

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I have just returned home from one of the best weeks of my life, in NYC, studying to become a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator (VLCE) at Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy. I don’t think since horseback riding summer camp age 10 have I been in a group of such like minded souls, …

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I have a memory of a family trip to visit friends in Windsor one summer and while there, driving over the bridge to Detroit for a final lunch. On the way back along the freeway I spotted a dog on the median between the lanes of traffic running frantically back and forth as cars sped …

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I used to think that because it was possible to milk a cow without hurting it, that dairy products were cruelty free. I was wrong. I picture the nutrients in conventional cows milk drowning…drowning in sadness. “Cruelty free” dairy products might exist somewhere but this post isn’t about small family run dairy farms. This post …

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