Weekly Salad Challenge | Delicious Dressings

What would a huge salad be without delicious dressings? (Dry and boring is the correct answer). You’ve got your veggie-filled base, and have topped it with some plant-powerful proteins. Now it’s time to add some flare & flavour!

Delicious Dressings Trifecta | Salt + Acid + Fat
Salt, acid, and fat are the groundwork of a delicious dressing. These three components balance each other out while also enhancing the flavour of your salad. A common ratio is […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Homemade Essentials, Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Weekly Salad Challenge | Delicious Dressings

How to Reduce Plastic Waste | Small Steps

I saw a video  today about how our oceans are slowly becoming contaminated with tiny bits of plastic. In fact, there is a zone in the ocean approximately the size of TEXAS that is comprised of floating bits of plastic. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish by weight in the ocean. That’s only 33 years from now.

Did you know? Plastic does not biodegrade or decompose. Every single piece of […]

International Year of Pulses

Did you hear? 2016 has been dubbed the international year of pulses by the United Nations! Now, you may be thinking, (1) what exactly is a ‘pulse’, & (2) why is this important? Well, let me break it down for you. And afterwards, I’ll be sharing some recipes that you can use to include more pulses in your diet!

Pulses (or, grain legumes) are a family of edible crops including lentils, chickpeas, dried beans, & dried peas. […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Homemade Essentials, Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Homemade Essentials: Sugar-Free Jam

Note: I’ve updated my last Homemade Essentials post about Almond Butter to reflect my experience using raw almonds.
Growing up (and, let’s be honest – to this day), a good ol’ Pb&J sandwich made many appearances in my life. While I used to use store bought peanut butter and jam, I’ve since realized that these condiments often have added sugars & oils, neither of which is really necessary. In my last Homemade Essentials post, I showcased […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Categories: Homemade Essentials, Recipe|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Homemade Essentials: Sugar-Free Jam

Homemade Essentials: Almond Butter

Recently I found out that the FDA has issued a voluntary recall of some brands of almond butter & peanut butter. Some of the products included in the recall have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. (More information can be found here). In light of this news, I figured it’d be a good idea to show how easy it is to make your own almond butter at home.

Homemade Almond Butter

Ingredients:
– 3 cups almonds (raw […]

By |August 24th, 2014|Categories: Homemade Essentials, Recipe|Tags: , , , |4 Comments