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Cauliflower Pizza

by L Matthews on March 8, 2017

Cauliflower pizza might sound a bit out there, but once you’ve taken the plunge you won’t want to go back. Topping a regular old pizza base wit cauliflower tossed in olive oil, nooch, and lemon can make for a delicious dish, but how about making your very own cauliflower pizza crust?

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Tofu Scramble – the ultimate weekend breakfast

by L Matthews on October 13, 2016

Tofu scramble evokes Saturday mornings to me. It takes a little while to throw this breakfast together, so I typically grab a snack before taking puppers out to the park and then make this scramble at a leisurely pace while sipping coffee and listening to an audiobook or podcast. Bliss. (Especially as I didn’t really […]

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My One-Week Iron-Boosting Diet (with meal plan)

October 12, 2016
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After a summer of frolics and fun, I’m a little suspicious that my slightly erratic eating habits have led to a drop in my iron levels. Those feelings of breathlessness and fatigue… yeah, it’s time to up my iron intake, starting with a one-week iron-boosting diet to get me back into good habits.

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Vegan Spent Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies – homebrewing and baking!

March 26, 2016
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This week I embarked (finally!) on my solo homebrewing adventures, starting a Strathcona Porter II, courtesy of goodies from Dan’s Homebrew Supply on East Hastings. As my airlock on my fermenter gurgles away happily, indicating some serious yeasty shenanigans inside, I turned my attention to what the heck to do with the spent grain – […]

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Effective Altruism and Vegan Mealshare Restaurants – How your animal-friendly food choices can be people-friendly too!

January 4, 2016
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It’s 2016 and I’ve got some thoughts about resolutions and such, namely that this year I want to be more mindful and intentional about where my charitable dollars and energy go. First though, let’s lay some groundwork for a larger discussion of effective altruism by talking about one big bugbear of many vegans – derailing […]

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Vegan Dog Nutrition – A Primer for Plant-Based Diets for Dogs

August 19, 2015
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A vegan friend’s parents (also long-time vegans) recently acquired a puppy and, having asked what they were feeding said puppy, I spent this morning putting together info about vegan dog nutrition to send to my friend’s folks as a primer.

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Flu Season – How to Boost Your Chances of Staying Flu-Free and Combat H. influenzae (which, oddly, isn’t the flu)

January 22, 2015
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I just put together a little list of things to help a friend who is struggling to eradicate infection with Haemophilus influenzae. This got me thinking that this info might be useful for others, along with some ideas for staying flu-free this flu season. Despite the name, H. influenzae is not the same as the […]

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My Second Novel is Out (in more sense than one)!

October 31, 2014

Vancouver, BC, October 31 — If you’ve been waiting for a Vancouver-based modern lesbian pulp-fiction novel, today is your lucky day! Don’t Bang the Barista! is the second novel from British-born, Vancouver-based writer, Leigh Matthews, an author whose first novel, The Old Arbutus Tree, was said to be beautifully written, if a tad harrowing. For […]

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A Round-Up from Vancouver’s VegExpo – Delightful and Delicious Vendors of Veganism

June 12, 2014
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Last weekend Vancouver hosted VegExpo, a great opportunity for local and national companies to feed people tasty vegan things and show off their shiny new products as well as some old favourites. I headed over to Canada Place with a fellow vegan friend, armed with an appetite and a keen sense of curiosity.

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Vitamin K2 and Bone Health

April 14, 2014
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In the second article in this mini-series on bone health and veganism, I’m taking a look at an oft overlooked vitamin, namely vitamin K. Specifically, I’ll be examining vitamin K2 and bone health, and touching on how K2 also plays a role in cardiovascular health. Vitamin K is in fact a group of fat soluble […]

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