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Vegan options at Prairie Girl Bakery

Here in Canada, cupcake bakeries have been on the rise for more than a decade, thanks to the popularity of Cupcake Wars, The Cupcake Girls and DC Cupcakes. In Toronto, specifically, dozens of start-ups have been inspired to open, so now it seems most neighbourhoods have at least one cupcake shop. Among the crowd...

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Coconut peanut butter

When I was growing up, I had a very methodical breakfast routine. It went something like this: Toast two slices of multigrain bread. Spread on a layer of margarine immediately, so it melted while the toast was still warm. Cover with a thin layer of peanut butter, so it melted against the margarine. Eat,...

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Gluten-free marbled banana bread

The scent of freshly baked banana bread has been wafting through my house for the last week. A sudden craving hit me recently and the next thing I know, I’ve used up every single frozen banana in my freezer in a crazy attempt to perfect a gluten-free version of my favourite baked treat. I’ve...

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6 tips for making the vegan transition

I’ve been vegan for almost 14 years and I have never once questioned the lifestyle. I first became vegetarian at the age of 13 (veganism came several years later) after watching a program on TV about factory farming, and I remember becoming a very determined kid. This was not a decision I took lightly,...

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Wild leek & potato soup

I’m back from a fabulous yet very busy week in Portland, and boy do I miss it. If you haven’t been following the #VVC2013 madness on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, I encourage you to check it out. Apart from memorializing the enormous swag bags we received this year, participants have been sharing their thoughts...