Does this make my life better?

I recently read a post on Unclutterer about how to talk to yourself when you are trying to make decisions about what to do with your stuff. A reader called Diana had written in and recommended asking yourself a single question when you are trying to decide what to chuck and what to keep: Does this make my life better? …

Lentil Sprouts – A Little Known Fact . . .

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You don’t need to buy any fancy packaged sprouting lentils. You can make your own very cheaply and easily without buying any equipment whatsoever! And here is the surprise: I used plain old ordinary lentils from the supermarket. Organic is best, of course! First step – rinse the lentils and look for any rocks. Second step – cover with double …

Someone Picked A Peck Of Peppers!

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Aren’t these gorgeous! We stopped by a local Farmer’s Market on the weekend. It was a veritable feast for the senses with piles of delicious, nutritious locally grown food everywhere. We loaded up on fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, green beans, garlic and some amber maple syrup. A tip for your back – bring a pull along cart to haul away …

Mousse au Chocolat . . . with Avocado and Chocolate!

*Picture coming soon! Wow, have I got a yummy treat for you! I was inspired by a chocolate terrine made with a secret ingredient (avocado) from Fressen, one of Toronto’s top vegan restaurants. I know it sounds weird and you are probably suspicious and doubting how this could actually taste good, but believe me, your family will never know! Make …

Cabbages in Cabbagetown

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I did some travelling in my own town this weekend. First up was Cabbagetown, for an Arts and Crafts Sale in Riverdale Park. While walking there, on Parliament Street, my friend Mindy and I nipped into a small shop. Mindy purchased a long denim skirt encrusted with gold and silver embroidery. I tried on a deep burgundy red silk Indian …

More Kensington Market!

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Here is a great vintage (recycled) clothing store, Courage My Love, where you can find all kinds of environmentally friendly goodies. I got a great black sweater I am sure I will wear constantly this winter. Also, check out the cool mural beside a really fab health food store, Essence of Life Organics, where you can find everything from giant …

Kensington Market !

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Today I went on a field trip to Kensington Market in the heart of Toronto. Located near Spadina and College, you would swear you were in another country if you didn’t know any better. One of my favorite vegan restaurants is located here. If you have not visited Urban Herbivore yet, get yourself down there and enjoy a delicious grain …