~ Bread by Ed = BReD ~

Every Thursday morning, between 8 and 11 a.m., I go to Alta Bistro and pick up my Bread by Ed. Sometimes one loaf, sometimes two! It’s so delicious and healthy, and I love the idea of supporting local people making incredible food! Ed Tatton is my hero here….. check him out, here’s an article in our local paper, The Pique. “I wanted to start making my … Continue reading ~ Bread by Ed = BReD ~

15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan

Originally posted on oats:
Ariana Grande, international pop star whose hits include Problem and Side to Side. She told Mirror in an interview: I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out,… Continue reading 15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan

What the Health is Now on Netflix

Originally posted on Powered by Mangos:
Netflix has just added “the health film that health organizations don’t want you to see,” as described by the filmmakers, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. What the Health gives an eye opening account of the relationship between diet and health. “What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy,” according to the… Continue reading What the Health is Now on Netflix

~ A Simple Vegan Spaghetti Sauce and the Value of Potassium ~

I realize I have already posted a Spaghetti Dinner but I like this one better, so I had to share …. plus I’ve learned, in the meantime, how important Potassium is! Start by dicing up an onion, and 4 cloves of garlic, then saute them in a big pot with a little water. Maybe 5 minutes. Then add 2 stalks of celery diced up, 2 … Continue reading ~ A Simple Vegan Spaghetti Sauce and the Value of Potassium ~

~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

My dear friend, Michael, from Berlin came out to visit me for 10 days (April 24 – May 3). I did have to work a bit when he was here, but I could curtail my hours somewhat and enjoy some time with my very good friend that I have known for 33 years! We did walk around Lost Lake, where we did actually get lost! There … Continue reading ~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

~ A Walk in Squamish ~

Last weekend (April 15), it was gorgeously sunny and I had to go to Squamish (a 40 min. drive south from Whistler) for yet another vet appointment for Donner our dog.  She had been spade a couple of weeks prior and her incision was a little too pink and the doctors were concerned and so gave her antibiotics. This was a follow-up appointment, her third … Continue reading ~ A Walk in Squamish ~

~ Delicious Vegan Scalloped Potatoes for Bernard’s Birthday Party ~

I’ve made this recipe twice now, once without the mushrooms, onions and garlic, and last night, with the mushrooms, onions and garlic. I like the addition of these ingredients. This wasn’t in the recipe, but I thought I’d add it just because. I brought this dish along to a 55th Birthday Party Potluck Celebration, but unfortunately, did not know that the birthday boy doesn’t like … Continue reading ~ Delicious Vegan Scalloped Potatoes for Bernard’s Birthday Party ~

~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

This morning, I met my gang of birdwatchers down at Lorimer Rd. There were 9 of us, sometimes there are more people, sometimes less. 17 cm’s fell in the mountains last night and when I left the house at 7:50, approximately 8 cm’s (3 1/2 “) lay on our stairs and sidewalk …. should I stay and shovel?  I do have the contract for this … Continue reading ~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

~ Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins ~

I found this recipe on the back of the bag for Roger’s Oats, and have played around with the ingredients a little to make it my own…. Now, I don’t use dairy, so instead I used almond milk, which worked out fantastic! And instead of butter (any kind), I used apple sauce, in fact, I use apple sauce whenever I bake now, NOT oil or butter! … Continue reading ~ Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins ~