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This was on my fb feed just now.  Wise words!
22 of April, 2014

This was on my fb feed just now. Wise words!


Posted 1 day ago

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3 dragonfruits, 1 lb. strawberries, a handful of raspberries for lunch on this beautiful spring day!  Lots of plant based iron & healthy omega-3 fatty acids in this fruity mix.
22 of April, 2014

3 dragonfruits, 1 lb. strawberries, a handful of raspberries for lunch on this beautiful spring day! Lots of plant based iron & healthy omega-3 fatty acids in this fruity mix.


Posted 2 days ago

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Daikon radish blossoms!  Love adding these to my salads, they have a fairly mild radish taste. 🌿 #happyearthday #organicgarden #edibleflowers (at West Sechelt)
22 of April, 2014

Daikon radish blossoms! Love adding these to my salads, they have a fairly mild radish taste. 🌿 #happyearthday #organicgarden #edibleflowers (at West Sechelt)


Posted 2 days ago
Tags:  #edibleflowers  #happyearthday  #organicgarden

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- Question from queenfletes -
Do you have an Instagram ?? If so I would like to follow it

Yeah it’s @eat_to_thrive. Almost all my tumblr posts are directly from instagram. Insta is my main thing ;)


Posted 3 days ago

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Zucchini “spaghetti” with chiffonade cut basil, kale, spinach, & beet greens, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and a savoury mango-lime dressing!  This turned out so, sooo good.  Not a traditional or typical Easter dinner, but much healthier & yummier in my opinion.

- 4 med zucchinis (about 650 g)
- basil 10g
- beet greens 10g
- kale 50-60g
- spinach 50-60g
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
- 3 ataulfo mangos (about 350g)
- 4-5 long chives
- 2 scallions, green tops only
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1.5 limes

Julienne peel or spiralize zucchinis, chiffonade slice the greens, & slice all but a handful of the cherry tomatoes and mix them all together in a bowl with the pine nuts. Then blend the mangos, garlic, chives, scallion tops, lime juice & a handful of the cherry tomatoes until fairly smooth.  Voila!  Delicious spring pasta!  Google “chiffonade” if you don’t know what it is or how to do it :)
20 of April, 2014

Zucchini “spaghetti” with chiffonade cut basil, kale, spinach, & beet greens, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and a savoury mango-lime dressing! This turned out so, sooo good. Not a traditional or typical Easter dinner, but much healthier & yummier in my opinion.

- 4 med zucchinis (about 650 g)
- basil 10g
- beet greens 10g
- kale 50-60g
- spinach 50-60g
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
- 3 ataulfo mangos (about 350g)
- 4-5 long chives
- 2 scallions, green tops only
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1.5 limes

Julienne peel or spiralize zucchinis, chiffonade slice the greens, & slice all but a handful of the cherry tomatoes and mix them all together in a bowl with the pine nuts. Then blend the mangos, garlic, chives, scallion tops, lime juice & a handful of the cherry tomatoes until fairly smooth. Voila! Delicious spring pasta! Google “chiffonade” if you don’t know what it is or how to do it :)


Posted 3 days ago

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Beet & lacinato kale seedlings in the greenhouse earlier today!  They’re only about 6” tall at the moment.  I love eating baby greens like these because they’re more tender and usually have a milder flavour than full grown leaves.  Especially kale. 🌿 #homegrown #organicgarden
19 of April, 2014

Beet & lacinato kale seedlings in the greenhouse earlier today! They’re only about 6” tall at the moment. I love eating baby greens like these because they’re more tender and usually have a milder flavour than full grown leaves. Especially kale. 🌿 #homegrown #organicgarden


Posted 5 days ago
Tags:  #homegrown  #organicgarden

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Raw-vegan falafel ball rainbow salad bowl w/ lemon-tahini dressing tonight!  The falafels are carrot & sunflower seed based, & you can find the recipe on the YouTube channel “EasyToBeRaw”.
17 of April, 2014

Raw-vegan falafel ball rainbow salad bowl w/ lemon-tahini dressing tonight! The falafels are carrot & sunflower seed based, & you can find the recipe on the YouTube channel “EasyToBeRaw”.


Posted 6 days ago

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- Question from livlangvad -
Hi Anne :) I am so impressed by your garden. I am making my own little garden, and I wondered if you have tips and tricks for beginners or maybe some vegetables and fruits that are easier to grow than others?

Hi! It kind of depends on the climate and soil where you live. Radishes are known to be one of the easiest & quickest things to grow. I’ve found most types of kale, beets, spinach, cilantro, & arugula grow very easily where I live.
Some tips: “work” the soil well. Make sure it’s not hard. And drains well. Also amend the soil with nutrients (fertilizer, manure, compost… you can ask wherever you buy your fertilizer what type you should use).
Good luck! I hope your garden grows abundantly!


Posted 1 week ago

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Hydrating tropical juice for lunch!  5 blood oranges, 10 mandarin oranges, 5 small navel oranges, 1 large pineapple, 1 golden passion fruit, & a few small stems of kale.  Makes about 2.5 litres.
16 of April, 2014

Hydrating tropical juice for lunch! 5 blood oranges, 10 mandarin oranges, 5 small navel oranges, 1 large pineapple, 1 golden passion fruit, & a few small stems of kale. Makes about 2.5 litres.


Posted 1 week ago

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15 of April, 2014

Planting some peas in the field today and a mama black bear & cub strolled by :). First sighting of the year!


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #mygarden

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Kale “tacos” tonight!  Lacinato aka dinosaur kale filled with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red pepper, scallions, pineapple, mango, cilantro, & salmonberry blossoms.  Plus a tahini-lime dressing (1.5 tbsp tahini, 1 lime squeezed, & 1/4 cup water mixed together).
14 of April, 2014

Kale “tacos” tonight! Lacinato aka dinosaur kale filled with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red pepper, scallions, pineapple, mango, cilantro, & salmonberry blossoms. Plus a tahini-lime dressing (1.5 tbsp tahini, 1 lime squeezed, & 1/4 cup water mixed together).


Posted 1 week ago

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Pulled this nice looking romaine/butterhead lettuce cross for this evenings salad.  It’s an overwinter variety called “winter density”.  I planted a bunch in my coldframe greenhouse last October.  They’ve survived quite a few frosty days & nights, but because they’re so old now they’re becoming a little too bitter for my tastebuds.  Hopefully my new baby lettuces grow quickly! (at Sunshine Coast, BC)
13 of April, 2014

Pulled this nice looking romaine/butterhead lettuce cross for this evenings salad. It’s an overwinter variety called “winter density”. I planted a bunch in my coldframe greenhouse last October. They’ve survived quite a few frosty days & nights, but because they’re so old now they’re becoming a little too bitter for my tastebuds. Hopefully my new baby lettuces grow quickly! (at Sunshine Coast, BC)


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I am so happy organic watermelons are back in stock in my local grocery stores!  I always miss them over the winter. #watermelonaddict
13 of April, 2014

I am so happy organic watermelons are back in stock in my local grocery stores! I always miss them over the winter. #watermelonaddict


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #watermelonaddict

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- Question from amateur-health -
i love your smoothies recipes they look great!! i was also wondering what type and where do you get your mason jars? what size?!

Thanks! I have lots of different glass jars. Mostly I just use 1 litre basic mason jars that I got in a 12-pack from my local grocery store. The brand is Bernardin.

All the other jars I have I “borrowed” from my mom’s collection. They are all just recycled tomato sauce jars, peanut butter jars, olive jars, etc.


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