Dec 18 2014

Sweet Surrender: Quick and Easy Candy Cane Popcorn

A NEARLY EFFORTLESS, LAST MINUTE FESTIVE TREAT

by: Nicole MacPherson

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What is it with the weeks before the holidays? It seems like everyone needs to cram in four months of good cheer into two and a half weeks: concerts, parties, dinners, lunches, potlucks, recitals, caroling.

Dec 17 2014

Someone Invited a Vegetarian for Dinner? DON'T PANIC

What to do? What. To. Do.

by: Nicole MacPherson

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A little while back, my family and I were invited to dinner at a friend's house. A few days before the event, my friend - knowing my meatless milieu - called me to ask about preparing a special dish just for me, and I tell you this: I was extremely grateful but also embarrassed. I told her not to worry, she didn't need to go through any extra effort, but she insisted. Dinner that night was not only delicious, but it was also one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had.

Dec 12 2014

6 Tricks to Get Your Kitchen Organized for Holiday Baking

PLUS, A 5 MINUTE, 4 INGREDIENT RECIPE FOR PEPPERMINT FUDGE

by: Nicole MacPherson

6 Helpful Tips For Complete Kitchen Organization

Let's be honest: Most people practically live in their kitchen. Throughout the year, I spend a lot of time in there, but things get nuts during the holiday season and I wind up spending the majority of my day cooking, baking, and creating treats. My house is a small, mid-century bungalow and despite kitchen renovations, cupboard and counter space is still at a premium, as it is for many people.

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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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