Weekly Salad Challenge | Plant-Powerful Proteins

Now that you’ve got the base of your big salad bowl made, it’s time to add some plant-powerful proteins for some serious staying power.
Plant-Powerful Proteins
Nuts & Seeds
Adding nuts and/or seeds is one of the easiest ways to add protein (and good fats!) to your salad bowl. Raw or roasted, nuts and seeds will add a nice crunch to your meal. Seeds are much less expensive than nuts, and my go-tos are sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Salad Challenge

Now that summer is upon us, the amount of local fresh fruit and vegetables is incredibly abundant. We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for us, yet it often happens that veggies bought with the greatest of intentions usually go forgotten and untouched in the crisper drawer.

When hunger strikes, what if instead of hypothetically reaching for handfuls of dates and spoonfuls of peanut butter, there was a giant bowl of delicious […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Balcony Garden Update

It’s been almost 2 months since I first posted about my balcony garden. I figured it was time for an update on how things are going (err.. not going…).
Things I’ve Learned
Remember when I said that our balcony only gets a ‘partial’ amount of sun? Well, this is still true. But because it’s mostly direct sun for those few hours, the sunlight actually gets reflected off the walls, ceiling, and floor of the balcony. This makes […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

A Vegan Birthday Feast!

A Vegan Birthday Feast
Last week was my birthday! I’ve been out of the country for my past two birthdays (2015 in Colombia, and 2016 in NZ). So this year, I wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to celebrate here at home. In true Tracey fashion, I opted to provide a vegan birthday feast in exchange for a fun afternoon with friends! I picked my ‘menu’ items based on a few things: ease of preparation, […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Categories: Life, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

CSA Box: Week 11

CSA Box #11 | March 15
Signs of spring are in the air and it’s definitely reflected in my latest CSA Box! A single – but beautiful – yellow bell pepper hints at good things to come! I don’t hate potatoes, but I’m ready for some fresh springtime vegetables!
Week 11 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

11 potatoes
20+ shiitake mushrooms
3 sweet potatoes
7 apples
1 yellow bell pepper
Living pea tenders
10+ small yellow onions
1 bunch kale

Total: […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Categories: CSA|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on CSA Box: Week 11

Recent Eats: 3 Easy Vegan Dinners

We’re all busy. And when 6pm rolls around and you have no desire to spend hours  in the kitchen, this post is for you. Maybe you’re keen to eat some more veggie-centric meals and just don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’re in a cooking rut and want some inspiration. Either way, here are 3 Easy Vegan Dinners I’ve made recently that are all quick, easy, delicious, and satisfying! Let me know if you end […]

By |March 12th, 2017|Categories: Other People's Recipes, Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

CSA Box: Week 10

CSA Box #10 | March 1
This week’s CSA Box was supposed to be the last installment of Mac’s & my subscription to bi-weekly local & organic produce from Plan B Organic Farms. However, since we love getting these fresh veggies every other week, we’ve decided to extend our subscription another 10 weeks!
Week 10 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

Living summer lettuce
1 butternut squash
Living pea tenders
8 potatoes
8 apples
2 parsnips
21 shiitake mushrooms
2 sweet […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

CSA Box: Week 9

CSA Box #9 | February 15
More winter equals more root veggies (even though the ever-fluctuating temperatures don’t make it seem like winter)! This week’s CSA Box was filled with tubers and squash galore, with a few hot house greens in there to brighten things up.
Week 9 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

Living summer lettuce
9 shiitake mushrooms
Living cress
1 butternut squash
6 beets
5 sweet potatoes
10 white onions (or shallots?!)
5 potatoes

Total: 8 items
Week 8 Recipes […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Categories: CSA|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments