Sep 23 2014

Celebrating Fall: Honey Dijon Apple Quinoa Salad Recipe

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

by: Nicole MacPherson

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It's fall, and you know what that meansAPPLES! I love berries, tomatoes, zucchini, I love everything about summer, but when the scarves and sweaters and boots come out of the closet, I find myself really jonesing for some fresh, delicious apples. I eye the produce displays carefully all during September, just waiting for the semi-local apples to appear.

Sep 16 2014

Just Plain Amazing: Not-Just-Plain Vanilla Cupcakes

YOU PUT THE VANILLA IN THE COCONUT AND EAT IT ALL UP

by: Nicole MacPherson

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Poor vanilla. It's used as a descriptor for the most boring, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill things in life. Dull, conventional people are described as being vanilla, unexciting music is vanilla, and "plain vanilla" is even used in the financial world to describe basic, standard financial instruments.

Sep 9 2014

Fall Cleanse And Detox: Pear-riffic Green Smoothie Recipe

APP(E)ARENTLY A HEALTHY CHOICE TO UNDO SUMMER DAMAGE

by: Nicole MacPherson

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I've always loved pears—they are a sweet, juicy harbinger of Fall. My whole family races to eat them when they become ripe. Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that pears, like avocados, seem to follow a certain pattern: not ready, not ready, not ready, THEY ARE ALL PERFECTLY RIPE, oops, now they are overripe. That window of perfect ripeness is only a couple of days long, hence the race to eat them all. 

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Nicole loves food!  She loves cooking, baking, grocery shopping, and just wearing her apron that sports a cupcake motif.  For the most part she avoids processed and packaged foods and loves to create recipes based on her craving-of-the-day. Nicole is a longtime vegetarian (sometimes vegan) who lives in Calgary with her husband, two sons, and a male dog.  Her testosterone-infused house is one full of meat-lovers, and she ties on that cupcake apron to incorporate her family’s love of meat into her own meatless meals. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be simple and delicious — and can easily be adapted for those who are on Team Carnivore.   

Join Nicole as she divulges tips and tricks for creating meals, snacks, and desserts that appeal to the whole family, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. 

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