Backstage Baking to the 80’s Rock Jukebox

What is your favourite 80's rock song? Last week, I went back to the 80's and now I have that era's rock soundtrack on the brain. I worked wardrobe for the North America touring cast show of Rock of Ages that was at the The Centre. 80's clothes, rock music, and dialogue, based in Los …

Vancouver Vitamin D Fix

Mother Nature's plan for Vancouver's Spring season has not yet included "Spring" weather. Lots of rain and chilly weather, and then last week, out came the sun and warm weather. None of the usual muggy in-between, which really we can all be thankful for, but transition is key between seasons for apparel purposes, etc. I …

Monday morning spill and World Book Night

SPILLS This morning my smoothie spilled. And not just on the counter (which is what normally happens). No, that would be too easy to deal with... Instead, my to-go smoothie container fell off the counter, on to our stone tile floor, broke, and sloshed my smoothie across the the floor and on to most of …

Pizza – OHAC style

When my naturopath put me on OHAC, one of my first thoughts was "Goodbye, Pizza Friday...". I was sad. I LOVE pizza. But Denise Jardine (The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen) has, once again, come to my rescue. If I'm being completely honest, one of the reasons I bought Denise's cookbook was the picture of the …

Saturday Morning Fire Alarm Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Back in March, I was up in Whistler for a work retreat and on one of the mornings, I went to my favourite Whistler breakfast places, La Brasserie des Artistes. It's a small, funky place with great bacon and eggs (and great everything), but I had never tried their buttermilk pancakes. When I went in …

Macadamia Nut “Cheese” + other dairy alternatives

Cheese. Yoghurt. Ice cream. Milk - well maybe not so much milk, (milk and I aren't really friends) but it's an essential ingredient for a Mac and cheese roux... I miss dairy. A lot. There's nothing quite like our mac and cheese or the sweet but savory taste of goat cheese in a salad or …

Sticking to the basics

In comparison to last year's cleanse, day one of OHAC has been non-traumatic. Maybe because I sort of know what to expect and am better prepared this time 'round. I didn't try to do anything fancy, just stuck with the basics; and it was a stress-free day. I made my breakfast protein muffins last night …

Chocolate Decadence – Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Pie

So it's day 2 of OHAC, and I am desperately missing one thing: dark chocolate. It's my favourite pick me up snack and I can't have it. (On the upside, I went to a really, really great yoga class tonight and while it wasn't chocolate, it made a bit of a frantic day much better.) …