Miso Squash Soup

Miso Squash Soup

August turned to September, and boom! Just like that, there was a big ol’ squash in our weekly box of CSA veggies from Inner City Farms. Normally when I buy a squash, it ends up sitting on my counter for months till I finally remember to use it. They are excellent, edible fall decor, so […]

Art of Living Retreats

Art of Living Retreats

In June 2016, my best friend Richelle and I joined Bianca & Jose at their Art of Living retreat on Bowen Island. We had been looking for an experience to share together that was beyond our usual repertoire, but that wasn’t a full blown trip/vacation. We literally googled on the phone together “Retreats in British […]

Healthy Feed-You-All-Week Oatmeal Casserole

Healthy Feed-You-All-Week Oatmeal Casserole

Big City Hippies LOVE one-pot meals! They are usually fool-proof, require much less “focus” during cooking, and make nowhere near as many dishes as multi-dish recipes. If you use a wide variety of produce, whole grains, nuts, seeds, spices and so on, you will end up with a delicious and nutritious meal! This Oatmeal Casserole […]

The Easiest & Cheapest way to make Organic Vegetable Stock

The Easiest & Cheapest way to make Organic Vegetable Stock

Keeping up with ingredient labels, GMOs, rising prices, health information, grocery shopping and meal planning is a lot of work. A lot. 
Taking the time to create something from nothing in the kitchen 3 times a day, everyday, is exhausting. We are fortunate there are healthy products to assist us when we are in need […]

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Humans by nature have a sweet tooth. Sweet meant “safe to eat” when we were hunter/gatherers. However, when we were more caveman-like, we did not have the kind of sweetness and variety of man-made sweeteners (mostly toxic) that we have in the 21st century. We are usually consuming the sweetest variety of fruits & vegetables, […]

Yam-Slam Mash Up 2.0

Yam-Slam Mash Up 2.0

This is such an easy meal, and there are so many variations! Here is another way to enjoy that freshly baked yam! Yam-Slam 2.0! Click for the original Yam-Slam Yam-Slam Mash Up 2.0: > baked yam > cherry tomatoes > red onion > peanuts & slivered almonds, hemp & chia seeds > green onions, fresh […]