Homemade Dill pickles done two ways

Homemade Dill pickles done two ways

There’s a disagreement in our house as to which pickle is best: the lacto fermented version or the vinegar based version. Leanne favours the vinegar version but I’m more into the whole lacto fermentation process because I like the idea of having probiotic munchies on hand. I also like the mad (amateur) science that comes with lacto fermentation — things bubbling in jars is really quite interesting. From a health perspective the lacto fermented pickles are definitely better for you (see this…

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Spicy seitan sausages

Spicy seitan sausages

One of my favourite guilty pleasures when I was a carnivore was the McDonalds Sausage McMuffin with Egg. Yum. I loved the salt and god knows what other chemicals were in that thing. So it was with great happiness that I discovered I was able to create a vegetarian version of that favourite using this Spicy Seitan Recipe for the sausage base. No chemicals, minimal salt and maxed out flavour. This recipe has a mix of beans and wheat gluten…

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Ocean Wise and Sea Choice, why we need to support them.

Ocean Wise and Sea Choice, why we need to support them.

I may have weaned myself off meat, but I still eat fish. I know, “boo,” say the real vegetarians. I’m just not there yet but, in an effort to be a bit more environmentally conscious, I try to stick to sustainably caught seafood. Why is sustainably caught seafood important? What difference does it make really? Remember the Atlantic Cod Moratorium back in the 90’s? I do. What a mess. Scientists were grumbling about the declining fish population, as were the…

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Muesli for non breakfast types

Muesli for non breakfast types

Either you are a breakfast person by nature or you’re not — I’m not. Give  me a cup of coffee first thing in the morning and I’m good to go. And while I’ve made some health improvements over the years (it used to be coffee and a cigarette first thing in the morning) I’m still feeling the need to clean up my eating habits. So I started with breakfast and this super easy, super healthy muesli recipe. Muesli is definitely…

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