Aduki Bean Brownies

I grew up eating aduki beans. They are those small red beans. You know, you've probably seen them in the bulk section and wondered what they were. They are common in Asian cooking, in China they make those bean buns with the sweet redish-nrown bean paste (but the beans are puréed with so much sugar…

The nucleus

I have never been sick for longer than a day or two in my life. Anytime I've had a cold or some sort of symptom it usually has one sucky day and then the next day I can feel the symptoms start to dissipate and within a short time, life is ticking at it's usual…

Perfect (vegan) Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple, quick and delicious are the three essentials that all my go-to recipes have in common. In order to be go-to it has to be able to be whipped up in a few minutes flat and enjoyed soon after! These have become a family favourite and are a great introduction to anyone in the family…

Why I’m doing this

This project started and stopped many times over the past few years. I'm notorious for having ideas and beginning the process with enthusiasm and then getting caught in the day to day (yes, cleaning, cooking for my family, trying to stay active and fit is enough to pull me away from my focus! Imagine that.).…

Kom-bu-what-cha

So I wake up to a text saying "Question for you - have you ever made your own kombucha?" It doesn't even phase me, I'm like "yup, obviously." and proceed to write scads of text info on how to grow the bacterial culture, all about the scoby and where to find one and how ours…

Travel Basics

So travelling is skill. When with other people it more certainly is a test and naturally sometimes a challenge. It is pure exhilaration and pure exhaustion. It's something I adore — the prep, the packing, the productivity before you leave home. (I swear travelling makes you a more productive human! We always accomplish more in weeks…

On us and offspring

We’ve been many places on our own and then many more together. We had both had heartbreak and weren’t necessarily sure marriage was the ultimate phase of a relationship. But we said, “with you I would.” And we married and continued to find corners of the earth and sanctuaries in our own backyard. We yearned…