Author Archives: Dreena

Green Chickpea Hummus

A couple of months ago, Paul returned from Costco with a big bag of frozen green chickpeas. I had heard about them, but never tried them, so I was pretty excited about his food find. Green chickpeas are the raw, fresh form of chickpeas we know and love. They aren’t a fresh legume you find… Continue Reading

Mystical Mango Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies App

Last spring I reviewed my friend Tess Masters’ incredible book, The Blender Girl. Today, you get to sample a new recipe from her new smoothie app! Tess Masters just released her new smoothies app! If you love The Blender Girl cookbook, you will really love this app. It’s so fresh and functional, with 100 recipes that are designed to… Continue Reading

“Cinnabon” Muffins!

Before I get to the food today, I want to start with a note of gratitude. Thank you for all of your heartfelt comments here, and on FB, about Sarabi. It helped to read your beautiful experiences and kind comments. My sincere thanks. Now… not too long ago, I hinted about these Cinnabon Muffins. Ok, more… Continue Reading

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple-Spiced Pepitas… & My Farewell to Sarabi

Hi guys. When I started planning this post, it was a simple recipe share. Yesterday, however, we lost our beloved Sarabi kitty. It was a very hard day. She was 18, so she certainly had a long, happy life with us. In the spring we learned that she was having troubles. The vet informed us at the… Continue Reading

Maple-Chipotle Chickpea Salad Dressing (vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)

For the past year or two I’ve been coming up with a slew of new salad dressings. All whole-foods based, all delicious! Things have been so busy with my new book (promise, details soon!), mothering, and other projects that I haven’t had a chance to properly organize or even post one of these recipes. Until today! This… Continue Reading

How to Make A Collard Wrap (with video)

Hello friends! Have you ever made a collard wrap? It’s really easy! I filmed this video during August, straight after a shop at our local famers’ market. I picked up these HUGE collard wraps and thought it was the perfect time to film a cooking video! Collard greens are one of my favorite leafy greens. They are… Continue Reading

A+ Healthy Baking Recipes for Back-to-School (nut-free)

I’m late with a back-to-school post year, but that’s because our kids aren’t back in school yet!  In British Columbia, there is a teachers’ strike that began in June, so our girls still haven’t returned to school yet, and probably won’t until October. Our girls have a tutor right now, and are doing some daily online… Continue Reading

Quick Quinoa Paella: Recipe & giveaway of “Plant-Power” by Nava Atlas

Today I have a featured recipe from the new Plant-Power cookbook by Nava Atlas. I feel I don’t need to introduce Nava, as her work is legendary in the vegan cookery world. For those of you new to the vegan diet, however, let’s get you acquainted! Nava Atlas is one of the pioneering vegan and vegetarian… Continue Reading

POWER Cookies for Back-To-School

My wee girl starts full day kindergarten this year. It’s her first time in full-day school. And my first time with ALL my girls in full-day school! For the last 13+ years I’ve been with kiddos. So, it’s a big change for her, an even bigger change for me. Once school starts, that is… our teachers… Continue Reading

Berry “Scuffins”

With the kids going back-to-school, I bake healthy snacks at least a few times a week. Usually a variety of nut-free muffins, or my pumpkin seed oat bars, or snackles. Whatever the choice, most days it’s got to be fuss-free. I want to get those ingredients into a bowl, mixed and into the oven. I try to… Continue Reading

Vegan Cuts

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces


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