We’ve landed in garden heaven here in Toronto. Mom & I have been really enjoying the color and vibrancy of our Italian neighbourhood. Come join me to check out some of the gardens and flower inspiration along with an awesome recipe we made up recently, which is very Italian inspired – Minestrone Verde Soup. || Read more
Last Saturday at the Padmani Yoga Retreat held at the Lotus Heart Center we served vegetarian fajitas. These flavorful vegan fajitas always go over well at retreats. So I am going to share how to put together delicious Mexican fajitas and share recipes for the refried beans and an easy to make vegan chipotle ‘cream’ sauce. || Read more
Local food is not always the easiest to get in Canada. We can have long and brutal winters. But this can make us truly appreciate our amazing summers when we get them. I sure do. And like many, I’m taking advantage of as much locally grown food as possible while our growing season is in full force. The delicious carrot, fennel and rosemary soup recipe below can be made using almost exclusively local food. || Read more
My friend asked me this morning “What would it take you to go raw again?” a commitment I said. And I feel almost ready for one. I have to admit that I loved how I felt when I ate all raw. However, cooked food is fun and I am enjoying what I consider an intermission into cooked foods. I am really enjoying the process of making them as healthy, flavorful and delicious as I can, as well as finding lots of great ways to get in as many vegetables as possible.
Mom & I are getting settled into our new flat in Toronto and it’s taking a little longer than I expected but I guess I didn’t quite realize how big a transition it was. We downsized so much on the other side I thought we would fit into our new place. But perhaps I should have realized, having lived in Toronto before, that the average size home is much smaller than those from the east coast. And especially Moms home, which was (3200 sq feet) pretty huge. || Read more
So, it’s finally here, moving day. Well, the moving truck came Monday and we have our long drive to Toronto tomorrow. Then just a few days until we move into our new place. I don’t even have the official move in date yet, when the moving truck is there and ready to unload. But I do have pictures to share our adventure and smoothie inspiration to share with you! || Read more
I am in the middle of moving right now, but it has been longer than usual since I have shared new recipes with you. We made these oven baked falafels at a retreat at the Lotus Heart Center recently. I have a few recipes still to share from there. These falafels are quite easy to make and they are healthy both because of the ingredients in them and because they are baked and not deep fried or even pan fried as most falafels are. || Read more