~ 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 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 ~

~ 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! ~

~ Pineapple Mango Gazpacho ~

gaz·pa·cho a Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold. I forgot what Gazpacho meant, so checked it out… the following recipe isn’t a soup, but it is a mélange (mixture) of vegys and fruit and it is served cold. Found this Recipe “Pineapple Mango Gazpacho” on “FullyRawKristina” and man, am I glad I found it!! This is seriously so scrumptious, I … Continue reading ~ Pineapple Mango Gazpacho ~

~ Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ~

I know there are several different recipes for this type of cookie but I ended up making these….. Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Veggie Inspired Journey. We all noticed that they tasted better on the second day, but of course, that didn’t stop us from eating a bunch on the first day! We love our cookies!  And I love experimenting with different recipes….. THANKS Veggie Inspired Journey! … Continue reading ~ Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ~

~ The Dragonfly Cafe in Salmo ~

Again, as the Collander in Trail, we have been coming here, The Dragonfly Cafe, for 10 years, every August while we are here for the Annual Memorial Soccer Camp in Salmo, in the Kootenays, British Columbia (Canada). This has become our place to connect, since the home we live in does not have wifi, and it’s not just for the kids…. it’s for me too! We … Continue reading ~ The Dragonfly Cafe in Salmo ~