The Whip – A Vegan Review

December 30, 2013
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First up in my snappily titled ‘2013 round-up of places I’ve eaten in Vancouver‘ is The Whip, just of Main St., and with a fine patio which I frequented many an evening in summer. They have a pretty decent vegan veggie burger and their fries are quite good too. Other than that, vegan options are [...]

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Vegan Vancouver – A 2013 Food Review Round-Up

December 30, 2013
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If there’s one thing I like to do it is to eat. 2013 saw me back on the dating scene proper for the first time in a decade and that appears to have involved going for lots of dinners and drinks. Hurrah! While the dates themselves might not always have been fantastic (although some were!), [...]

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Responsible Nutrition Advice: New ADA Guidelines Scrap the Word ‘Diet’ and Promote a Plant-Heavy Diet for Diabetes Management

October 21, 2013
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A number of recent medical papers have noted that reduced red meat consumption lowers the risk for type II diabetes and that cutting back on sugary food and soda/pop can help patients manage their condition more successfully. The new nutritional guidelines from the American Diabetic Association have beefed up (sorry, couldn’t resist) these recommendations, however, [...]

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Move. Reconnect. Grow – A Maui Retreat to Restore Your Zest for Life!

October 7, 2013

Looking for an exciting and unusual Valentine’s vacation for you and your beau next year? How about re-energising mind, body, and spirit with a week in Maui at the Move.Reconnect.Grow retreat? The perfect way to find balance and nourish your physical and emotional self, this week-long retreat is the result of a wonderful collaboration between [...]

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Vegan for Her – A Must-Read!

September 27, 2013
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I really can’t say enough nice things about Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet, by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, and J.J. Fields. I’ll start, however, by simply saying that it takes until the 135th page before the word ‘paradigm’ is used, which I thoroughly appreciate at [...]

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Apple, Basil, Tofu Ricotta Pie in the Sky

September 12, 2013
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For some reason, fall weather makes my mind turn to pie. Perhaps it’s the promise of a pastry pocket in which to snuggle down for winter. So, if you see me staring off into the sky, I’m probably thinking of pie. Tiny little tomato tarts, chocolatey strawberry cheesecake pies, and, dare I say it, mincepies… [...]

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Cocktails on L’s Balcony – The Woodcock

July 15, 2013
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Remember how I said I was going to do a ‘Cocktails on L’s Balcony‘ feature on the blog? Yeah. Apparently I got too busy drinking cocktails and not busy enough blogging. So, to make up for it. Here’s a new cocktail inspired by a favourite line from Twelfth Night, which I saw recently with the [...]

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Vegan Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise

July 6, 2013
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In honour of my favourite character/actor from Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, I decided to have a post cinema brunch of Tofu Benedict with homemade cashew cream cheese sauce. This was a lot simpler than it might at first appear, mainly because I made a tonne of creamy cashew basil and kale ricotta yesterday [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Kale Pancake Puffs

July 4, 2013
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Yes, you read that right. The spectacular world of vegan pancake puffs has reached dizzying new heights with the addition of chocolate and kale – a combination of which I was, until recently, highly sceptical. Colour me converted.

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Get My Novel for Free this Canada Day Weekend!

June 29, 2013
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Guys… remember when I said I had signed up to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) back in November 2011? Remember how I had a fabulously fun time writing what became The Old Arbutus Tree? Remember how I said that my characters, Rose and Jason, started steering the novelling ship and kept amazing me as [...]

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