Sunday, June 17, 2012

Om Energy Balls!

Energy Snack for Festival Gatherings! 
A great boost when low on adrenaline, excellent for gifting small amounts in large quantities!   

Recipe for 
Om Energy Balls

1 1/2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut 
100g of 100% chocolate nibs
1 tbsp ground flax seed
2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/3 cup hemp seeds/hearts
1 tsp cinnamon

*recipe does not require cooking/baking! mix the contents and form into small palm sized ball-like shapes. let them sit to harden up a little - this process is completed faster if they are separated 1/2 inch and placed in the fridge.

* ingredients in this recipe can easily be substituted for chia seed instead of quinoa, any other kind of vegan butter,  agave nectar instead of maple syrup, raisins instead of pure chocolate. there are a few sites that have some dynamic recipes for energy balls! 

ENJOY and remember to distribute widely!

Herb& Garlic Savoury Pancakes w/ Shredded Beets & Chickpeas!


1 cup flour
1 small beet, peeled and shredded (using a cheese grater)
1/2 cup chick peas, mashed (using a mortar & pestle)
1 large clove garlic, mashed (using a mortar & pestle)
herbs & spices of choice:
(parsley, thyme, basil, cumin, coriander, etc)
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup rice milk

Cook in a frying pan with oil of choice until golden brown! 
Serve with maple syrup and/or savoury sauce (such as chimmichurri!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vegan Hawaiian Pancakes!

MMMMMMM! eating these for brunch right now and they are such a sweet morning treat. the exotic pineapple feels like an ideal fruit for the AM hours in these Vegan Hawaiian Pancakes! Ever try a pineapple on the bbq or over the fire? Dynomite party favour and delicious alternative to bbqing meat products or roasting marshmellows! They also contain healthy vitamins that we need, especially as vegans!


Makes about 4 pancakes:

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp flax meal
1 tbsp cane sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup pineapple in small chunks 
1 cup coconut milk (or rice/soy/almond milk)

Fry in a pan adding 1 tsp coconut oil each time!
Serve with maple syrup and top with fresh pineapple.

Here is some information about the vitamineral benefits found in pineapples!

Vitamin C

Vitamin B

Monday, June 4, 2012

Water Celebration, Conservation & Security Station: Anti-Fracking at Car Free Fest 2012 London, ON

Hope to see you at this incredible event in London, Ontario put on by OurStreetLondon ! I am pleased to help offer a family, health and eco friendly station this coming Saturday from 11am-4pm on Dundas St. between Richmond St & Talbot St. Look forward to an afternoon of positive fun as we reclaim urban space for the purpose of community enrichment!

The "Water Celebration Station" will include educational water displays, craft materials for make-and-take-home water themed collages, as well as a chance to "Hoop For Healthy H20": get ready to hula hoop with your friends in the downtown core! Sign the anti-fracking petition and find out more about how this environmentally destructive practice of "hydraulic fracturing" can be stopped locally before it happens. Looking forward to celebrating water, learning  how to conserve and protect it for our local and global community!