Kale Slaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing (gluten free, raw, vegan)

Kale Slaw 2

Coleslaw was a frequent dinner companion when I was growing up, and despite being a really picky eater, it was always a winner in my books. My parents made it simple and light, with an olive oil and lemon vinaigrette, and for a long time that’s how I thought all coleslaw was prepared. Then one day I discovered that thick, goopy, green mess they call coleslaw at fast food joints and chain restaurants. I thought to myself, “What’s the point of a salad if you’re going to drown it in mayonnaise?”. Well, that question has never been satisfactorily answered, but fortunately I have come across much more pleasant variations on the coleslaw theme since then. My favourite for the last year or so has been kale slaw – who knew you could slaw (and verb) anything? Continue reading

Spiced Zucchini Nut Bread (gluten free)

Zucchini Bread

It’s a summertime cliche, I know, but at this time of the year most people are up to their ears in zucchini. Much to my chagrin, I don’t currently have space for a garden, but I still choose to make the most of the zucchini glut by frequent trips to my local farmer’s market. Zucchini noodles are probably my favourite way to use them – add a little homemade pesto  and some diced tomato and you’ve got a meal on your hands – but I’ve been inspired to keep developing my own baking recipes, and zucchini is a star in this regard. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but truly, adding zucchini to bread or muffins does not make them taste like zucchini! All it does is add incredible moisture and increase the nutritional value. Win win! Continue reading