~ A Crispy, Juicy, Crunchy, Raw Black Bean, Vegy, Fruit Salad ~

So as I was stretching, and doing my Ab work-out at the Gym, I was envisioning a crispy, juicy, crunchy, raw salad for dinner. We dropped by Nesters again to buy a few more groceries, even though we were just there yesterday! No matter…. here we go…. (I try to always buy organic)….. So I just threw together…. quick and simple…. 1 can of black … Continue reading ~ A Crispy, Juicy, Crunchy, Raw Black Bean, Vegy, Fruit Salad ~

~ 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 ~

~ 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 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 ~

~ 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 ~

~ Creamy Vegetable Curry with Rice ~

This has quickly become a favourite of mine, and my 16 year old son even likes it! So awesome!!  I was given this book, “Oh She Glows“, last Christmas and I have been slowly going through the delicious recipes of Angela’s. It’s a beautiful book and the recipes are so yummy!  Per usual, I have made some changes….. Soak 1/2 cup of raw cashews for … Continue reading ~ Creamy Vegetable Curry with Rice ~

~ A little break at Starbuck’s ~

An hour’s break at Starbuck’s, one of the many Starbuck’s in Whistler. This one is located at the Creekside. I asked the gal if she had any vegan treats, the only one was a multi-grain bagel, which I accepted gratefully, toasted with jam, yum, yum. Then she explained that they did have some vegan chips, apple chips and these “Hippie Snacks“. Coconut clusters with pumpkin … Continue reading ~ A little break at Starbuck’s ~

~ My Morning Oats ~

I love my morning oats, after my slice of toast (with raspberry jam) … I’m usually hungry first thing in the morning, so I eat toast first to get something in my belly…. then start warming up the oats in a pot, usually with water, sometimes with almond milk, sometimes a little of both…. I just let that sit on low while I get other … Continue reading ~ My Morning Oats ~

~ Part II of my ABC Juice! ~

Today, I found out “exactly” what’s in this current favourite juice of mine! 2 1/2 apples, 4 medium beets and 16 medium carrots! (all in one liter) The Magic of Fresh Juice Quite unlike heat-treated and sugary commercial juice, fresh fruit and vegetable juices are full of powerful enzymes, antioxidants and other nutrients that you can feel within minutes of having them. In fact, drinking … Continue reading ~ Part II of my ABC Juice! ~