How to Set New Year Goals with Soul

  Back when I was in my corporate job we were encouraged to take a ‘Defensive Driving’ course that involved performing a variety of manoeuvres on a race track.  eeekk! In one of the exercises we were instructed to speed up and then slam on the brakes and avoid hitting a particular safety cone.  Despite […] Read more…

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

  Every year about this time, my gorgeous friend Kristy over at Keepin’ it Kind hosts a delicious cookie swap party! You might remember the healthy Fudge Brownies with Candied Pecans I took along to the party last year:     mmmmm, SO GOOD. This year’s cookies are just as healthy and just as delicious!  Plus […] Read more…

Zucchini, Pea & Mint Salad

  Ooh, I’m having so much fun creating fast, easy recipes for The Sparkle Project! This Zucchini, Pea & Mint Salad is fresh and healthy, ridiculously easy to make, and makes a gorgeously festive side dish for your holiday parties. Add avocado slices or a sprinkle of spice (cayenne pepper?) if you’re in an adventurous […] Read more…

How IIN Changed My Life

  Oh my, December 2013 was an exciting time at Vegan Sparkles HQ! It was the month I passed my final exam for my Institute for Integrative Nutrition studies and graduated as a Certified Holistic Health Coach!     It was quite a year.  I receive a ton of questions about this course, and am now […] Read more…

Quinoa, Radish & Pomegranate Salad

  With the festive season upon us, it seems only fitting to invite a colourful salad to brighten up our dinner tables (and BBQs)!  A salad that not only looks good but is packed with potassium, folate, antioxidants and Vitamins C and K, to keep us sparkling through the holidays. Edamame works just as well as […] Read more…

Tropical Green Smoothie

Is it a smoothie or is it a juice?  I know, I know – it’s so hard to choose sometimes.  But when luscious mangoes first appear on the summer scene, it’s gotta be a Tropical Green Smoothie, right? Adding a little more coconut water than usual will give you the best of both worlds: a […] Read more…

6 Tips Your Brain Wants You To Know

Brain health. Let’s face it, it’s not the sexiest of topics. When I opened up the last of my Institute for Integrative Nutrition modules this morning and saw two long lectures waiting for me on this topic, I wasn’t exactly dancing around the study with glee. But I love learning about all things health-related.  So why […] Read more…

Pickled Beet Mini Tacos

  Happy VVP Saturday, beautiful soul! If you’ve been around these digs for a while now, you’ll remember how much fun we had at the last couple of Virtual Vegan Potluck parties with Raw Red Velvet Cake Ice-Cream and Beetroot & Vegan ‘Goat Cheese’ Tarts: Well it’s BACK, baby, bigger and better than ever! More than 150 food bloggers worldwide […] Read more…

Mediterranean Twist Salad

  Now that the weather’s warming up (YAY!), I’m all about the salads and have been throwing together all kinds of crazy combinations. Salad doesn’t have to equal boring, beautiful!  Let your imagination run wild.  Experiment.  Have fun.  Go nuts.  Invent your own themed bowls that explode with flavour. This one’s jam-packed full of goodness, nutrition, […] Read more…

Being Kind to Yourself: Wholesome Food

I’ve been a big fan of sisters Koren and Alana and their beautiful blog The Little Green House for some time now.  So when they asked me to be a part of their ‘8 Ways to be Kind to Yourself’ series and write a feature article about wholesome food, I jumped right in! Come join us as […] Read more…

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