Dragon Bowls – Vegan and Gluten Free

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you might be wondering if I eat anything but dessert and smoothies. If I could get away with it, I’d be eating brownies 24/5, but alas, the body needs nutrients. I’m a much better baker/sweet maker than I am savoury chef. Although, I have a strange and inexplicable gift for South East Asian cooking. Go figure.


One common evening meal in The Blenderist household is Dragon Bowls. Why are they called Dragon Bowls? I have no idea, that is what they call them at a famous vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver called The Naam. My bowls don’t follow any rules, but they usually look something like this…… 

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Greeña Colada- Pina Colada Green Smoothie

I know what your thinking. It’s fall, get over the tropical beverages. It’s time to move on. I’m truly in denial about the changing season. It’s just heating up south of the Equator and I can’t forget my readers in that hemisphere. Also, I had a pineapple that needed to be eaten. This is typical… 

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The Cold Buster – Anti-Inflammatory Concentrate

Hooray, it’s cold season! I am sneezing, sniffling and my whole body is sore. The sore body isn’t unusual, I have a syndrome called fibromyalgia that means I’m often sore. The sneezing and sniffling, I attribute to the common cold. No stupid cold is going to keep me from posting to my blog. I decided… 

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Hollyhock is Awesome

I just returned from 5 days in a magical land called Hollyhock on Cortes Island. To get to Cortes Island, you have to travel up north from Vancouver. You can fly in about an hour or travel by car and ferry for about 7 hours. I travelled by car and ferry, so it was a… 

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Vegan Chai Latte

This is the third post in my series of hot beverages for fall! I previously posted ‘The World’s Best Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte’ and ‘The World’s Best Vegan Matcha Latte’. This is ‘The World’s Best Vegan Chai Latte’…of course!  This recipe is a tiny bit more complicated than the previous recipes. I promise, it’s worth… 

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Vegan Matcha Latte

This is the second entry in my hot beverage series. I previously shared a recipe for ‘The World’s Best Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte’. This week, were are going green with ‘The World’s Best Vegan Matcha Latte’.    I have a confession. I hated matcha the first 10 times I tried it. I’m not sure when or… 

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The Best Raw Desserts on Pinterest

I am obsessed with raw desserts. They are typically nutrient dense, delicious and easy to make. You don’t have to concern yourself with the chemistry of baking. You don’t even have to turn on your oven. That is a wonderful thing. I’ve posted some very popular raw and no-bake desserts in the past ( here,… 

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

When I heard that Starbucks was releasing their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year. I knew I had to get a jump on the seasonal beverages. I don’t typically buy flavoured lattes because they are typically loaded with stuff I don’t want to drink. Recently, people have been scandalized to find out that the… 

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Growing The Blenderist

If you come here for the recipes, this post might not be interesting to you. I promise, it’s a once a month thing! This post also contains a number of affiliate links.  This is the first month I will be publicizing my blogging income and traffic report. You might be wondering why I am doing… 

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Turmeric Chai Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is hard to photograph. It’s a lot like tapioca, a bit creepy if you don’t know what you are looking at. I happen to love chia pudding. Yet, I understand it’s a textural thing that is “challenging” for some people. I feel that way about okra. Chia pudding makes a great alternative to… 

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Baked Nectarines – Vegan and Gluten-free

Do you prefer peaches or nectarines? I’m a nectarine girl. Peaches are okay, but I can do without the fuzz. We get beautiful nectarines in British Columbia. They are one of my favourite fruits, but the season is relatively short. I really should can some this year! To celebrate this special fruit, I decided to… 

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