Entries by AnitaLove

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Asian Noodle Salad Bowl

This is Tiana’s personal favourite. It’s a fair bit of prep work, but darn delicious. I usually set this meal up as a salad bar so everyone can customize their salads. Any leftovers I combine to eat for lunch the next day, reserving the dressing on the side or else the noodles will absorb it all. […]

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Crispy Tofu

Even Derek likes this. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and amazing with the Asian noodle salad or just as a delicious protein aside roasted veggies.   Ingredients Grape seed or preferred oil for pan-frying the tofu 1 brick firm or extra firm tofu, sliced into 1/2 – 3/4” cubes 1/3+ cup cornstarch […]

Set Time to Ruminate?!

“Negative thoughts and tensions are like birds: We cannot stop them from flying near us, but we can certainly stop them from making a nest in our mind.”  Rishika Jain   You’re probably scratching your head at the title of this conversation. We know that dwelling on problems doesn’t help. But knowing that ruminating is unproductive […]

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Our Retreat from the Digital World

“Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.”  Author unknown   One of the fringe benefits of this pandemic is that it has significantly reduced the frenzy that ruled our pre-pandemic lives. One of the downsides? An increase in screen-time! Online video meetings have replaced many of our previous in-person gatherings: doctor’s appointments, […]

Choosing Peace over Being “Right”

“I’m at that stage in life where I keep myself out of unnecessary arguments. Even if you tell 1+1=5, you’re absolutely correct. Enjoy.”  Author unknown   There’s so much potential for conflict right now. Even though we’re in Canada, the recent Trump vs. Biden election continues to be a hot topic. Almost inseparable from the […]

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Capers & Herb Cashew Dip

This is a vegan dip/dressing absolutely bursting with dill flavour. If you’re not a fan of dill, feel free to substitute with parsley or cilantro. I use it to jazz up lots of dishes: as a dip for veggies, crackers or vegan nuggets; alongside roasted veggies; on top of quinoa salad; or as a beautiful […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Here’s another tasty concoction made with the mighty chia seed. If you like that classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love this chia pudding, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fibre, iron and calcium. This makes a great breakfast, healthy dessert, or snack.   Ingredients 6 Tbsp. chia seeds 1-1.5 Tbsp.+ cocoa powder* a […]

Covid’s Silver Linings

If we let our minds go to all the potential horrors of Covid-19, it’s enough to feel utterly overwhelmed and anxious. There are the disheartening numbers of increased deaths and cases, at home and globally. Financial ramifications are widespread and worrisome. We hear of Covidiots (yup: Covid + Idiot = Covidiot 🙂 ) buying more […]

Holding onto Our Kids At Every Age

Whether our kids are big or little, in primary school or getting married, our intentions are the same: We want to have loving, connected relationships with them. And if you’re part of this Inner Circle, chances are we’ve talked about Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate’s book, Hold Onto Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter […]

Vegan Keylime Pie (and it’s GF!)

OMG this is amazing, and I’ve never even been a huge fan of key lime pie. But when I tasted a slice of this I HAD to make my own as one slice wasn’t enough. This recipe requires a food processor; it’s totally worth borrowing if you don’t have one. And you don’t have to […]