Bulgur and apples (443x640)

December 9, 2014
by Kristine
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Healthy, Homemade, Edible Gifts in a Jar

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means most of us are in gift mode: brainstorming, shopping, listing, and bargain hunting. I figure everybody likes to eat, so I think a good strategy for gift giving is food. Last year I decided to make homemade gifts; specifically healthy, homemade, edible gifts in a jar. I had to wait until this year to share them with you, of course, so I didn’t tip off any of my recipients before the unwrapping! Continue Reading →

Vancouver Christmas Market Sign

December 2, 2014
by Kristine
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A Vegetarian in Vancouver BC: Vancouver Christmas Market

My regular blogging schedule has been twice a month for a while now. But December is upon us and I’ve got two fun holiday posts to share before the 25th, so you get a bonus one this week. (Coming up next: healthy, homemade Christmas gifts.) Today I want to tell you about the best continuous stream of celebratory eating I’ve had at one location. I was in a foreign land, it lasted over 4 hours, and the food came from a collection of different vendors in tiny wooden huts. That’s right, I’m talking about the Vancouver Christmas Market. Continue Reading →

Vegetarian cookbooks on the shelf

November 25, 2014
by Kristine
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Is Vegetarianism Going Mainstream?

I don’t have a vegetarian gravy recipe for you. Or a helpful list of last-minute side dishes. Oh how I wish I was so prepared for my own Thanksgiving that I could share tips and tricks to help you tackle yours. But as we approach this week’s meaty holiday, I thought it might be a good time to look at the potential rise in popularity of meatless eating going on around us. Continue Reading →

Carrot, beet and kale juice

November 11, 2014
by Kristine
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Juicing Q & A

Have you ever asked yourself, “Should I be juicing?” I mean you see all kinds of recipes for juice concoctions on food blogs, and the refrigerator shelves at the grocery store are lined with colorful bottles of fancy juices, and it seems like a pretty healthy habit. Well, my answer is that it depends. As with most questions about food and nutrition, the answer isn’t always straightforward but requires some further explanation. It also depends on who’s asking. Continue Reading →

Summer Vegetable Paella

October 29, 2014
by Kristine
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Plated Dinner Kits: A Vegetarian’s Review

Are you in a rut when it comes to dinner? I know I am. So for the past few months I’ve been trying out different dinner kit services to mix things up a bit. First I tried Blue Apron, which you can read about here. Today I’m going to share my experience with Plated, and next in my series will be a local Bellingham company ACME Farms + Kitchen.

That’s right, I said dinner kits. Some nice person somewhere will suggest recipes that match your preferences, get the requisite groceries, measure stuff out, pack it all up in a box, and mail it to you. So awfully handy. Continue Reading →