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Tazim Damji

Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Strawberry Peach Smoothie (vegan)

This strawberry peach smoothie tastes like summer! Use frozen pieces of fruit and you can enjoy it year-round.  I often find it difficult to eat a full breakfast first thing in the morning, so I usually have something light, like toast or cereal. Smoothies have become my go-to quick breakfast, though, for days when I'm heading out to an appointment, work, or to meet a friend. Smoothies are filling, nutritious, and easy for me to digest. They're also super-quick to make ahead. I like ...

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Easy Dinner Ideas with Pulses (+ Vegan Curry Lentil Soup Recipe) #FamiliesLovePulses

I can just tell that I'll be making a lot of meals with the addition of pulses this fall. I've been researching easy dinner ideas with pulses and came across plenty of recipes that I want to try. When I went to Victoria with my friend Alex, we ate a lot of lentil soups. I loved them so much that I created my own version as soon as I got home. I'm so glad I found a new way to enjoy pulses! Pulses are nutritious — loaded with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are gluten-free and vegan. ...

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Peach Turnovers (vegan/dairy-free)

Peaches. They feel so warm and cozy to me. Some people are really into watermelons, or cherries, or blueberries during the summer months - for me, it's all about peaches. I especially like getting peaches from farmers markets—I feel like they taste so much better and have a much nicer texture. Though, really - I would buy all my produce direct from farmers if I could. Luckily, B.C. is great for producing a variety of fruits and vegetables, so there's plenty around for the majority of the ...

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10 Blueberry Recipes you Should Make this Weekend

I've become convinced that fresh-picked tastes best when it comes to berries! And berry-picking is a quintessential part of summer. A few years ago, when visiting a friend's family in London, Ontario, I got to pick strawberries (which we ate with vegan vanilla ice cream right afterwards). It was only until this past month that I got to pick blueberries - the first thing I'd picked locally. It was after that blueberry-picking experience that I decided that berry-picking would surely need to be ...

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Blueberry Smoothie with Coconut Milk Yogurt

Quick food most often means unhealthy food. At least, that's the misconception I often hear. As someone who rarely puts together a full breakfast, since I'm generally rushing to get to work or an appointment, smoothies have made all the difference in morning routine. I love how portable, customizable, refreshing, and filling smoothies are. Since I really like starting my days with pieces of fruit, I tend to make fruit smoothies. These days, I've been choosing to include lots of BC ...

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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze #BCBlueberries

The truth about stories is, that's all we are. - Thomas King There are always stories behind the foods we eat, the ways that recipes are developed, and the ways in which the ingredients in our kitchens came to be there. We often feel a connection to the end result—the cooked meal, the baked dessert, the poured drink. Therefore, it may not always be that we pause and contemplate the process. We may not always think about the journey ingredients take to get to us. Picking blueberries with a ...

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Tandoori Potato Naan Wrap

A wrap is an awesome food choice for time spent with friends and family. Here are a few reasons why: You can eat them with your hands They're highly customizable Leftovers can be used up for a quick meal They're self-contained (making them great for picnics) ...

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Texas Top 10

Texas is such a huge state with so much to see and do that one might feel overwhelmed with the amount of choices! A few years ago, my best friend Greg and I went on a two-week road trip through West and Central Texas to visit my dad in Midland and to enjoy the many things we love spending our time doing. Among our favourite places in West Texas are: Marfa, Ft. Davis, Austin, Fredericksburg, and the museums and galleries in Dallas/Ft. Worth. As vegans, we were pleasantly surprised by the food ...

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Vancouver Island Friendship Celebration Getaway

Two adventuresome friends excited to explore the world together—clearly celebrating one year of an amazing friendship couldn't be done with just a trip to a coffee shop or an evening spent at a restaurant. Adventure was calling. And when Adventure calls—I always pick up with a smile on my face. Getting to spend three whole days together with Alex exploring was enough to make me happy. But, going to Vancouver Island–where we'd wanted to go all year–was like next-level happiness.  ...

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Father’s Day Skincare Gift Guide from LUSH

Skincare. It's the gift that the men in my life need but don't know it. When I share the benefits, awesome (yet natural) scents, and how easy it is to use—they want it. LUSH has a new line of limited edition Father's Day products for face and body. The products range from bath bombs and bubble bars to styling cream and facial scrub. I bet my best guy friends would like to try the whole range, but I didn't want to overwhelm them—so I just had them try out the Smuggler's Soul products. ...

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