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A Vegan Charcuterie Board: Your New Favourite Holiday Appy

During the holidays, dinner parties and potlucks are on the rise. While it’d be nice to arrive at a party empty-handed (because I can be lazy like that), more often than not, parties require me to bring an appetizer. Most party appetizers…
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What's Water Kefir And Why Should You Drink It?

Traditionally, kefir originated as a probiotic-rich milk drink in the Caucasus Mountains. It’s been around since the 1800s and was made by mixing cow, goat, or sheep milk with a probiotic culture. It has a taste and texture similar to thin…
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3 Reasons Why We're Buzzin' About Honey

Honey has been around for years. It's a sweet viscous substance produced by bees, and since the dawn of time (okay, not that long but still) we've often used it as a sweetener. Some of us delve further into the honey world by using it as a hydrating…
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Why Turmeric Is One Of The World's Healthiest Foods + Golden Milk

Turmeric is the spice that everyone’s talking about. To get a bit of background, turmeric comes from the Curcuma family. It’s bright orange in colour, is mildly aromatic (with a slight gingery scent), and has a pungent earthy flavour. It’s…

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been around since before the Pyramids. That's a long time. According to records, it was imported to Egypt back in 2000 BCE (the first Egyptian Pyramid was constructed in 2630 BCE), and it’s been spicing up cuisines worldwide…

Modern-Day Wheat: Why Wheat-Free Pastas Are Taking Over

These days, anything can be made into a pasta. Zucchini, spaghetti squash, sweet potato, chickpea, kelp--anything. The gluten-free pasta choices are definitely on the rise, likely due to the problems with modern-day wheat. However, wheat itself…
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Warm Smoothies Are The Perfect Winter Breakfast

Our meals typically change with the seasons. During the summer months, we load up on cool, refreshing smoothies (sometimes even for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in my case. Smoothies are definitely a staple). Come winter though, we cast aside…
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Creamy Vegan Avocado Chocolate Cake

Avocados are the perfect addition to vegan desserts. They thicken it up, add extra creaminess, and maintain a low profile (flavour-wise) so that other ingredients can take centre stage. (They're modest that way.) In this case, chocolate is the…
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3 Heavenly Vegan Delicata Squash Recipes

Squash is a crowd favourite during the fall. While butternut squash is most popular, it's prep time is strenuous, to say the least. Removing the skin is one of life’s more difficult tasks. Today, we'd like to shed some light on the underdog:…
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All-Natural DIY Pumpkin Spice Mix

While pumpkin spice has a bad rep for being associated with Starbucks’ ever-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (otherwise known as the “#PSL”), the spice mix itself is actually a well-balanced combo of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and…