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About canadianveggie

I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, eating good vegan food, cycling around Vancouver, solving problems with software, learning about urban planning, and discussing politics.

Easter 2014

Celebrated with an Easter egg scavenger hunt (hidden eggs, puzzles, and a coded message) and pysanky making (traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs).

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Spring-Time in Vancouver

I love Vancouver in the Spring. The sun warms up and the cherry blossoms come out. Running becomes more enjoyable. But you still have snow in the mountains if you want to go play.

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Oh She Glows Cookbook

Honestly, we didn’t need another vegetarian cookbook. Emily and I already have 14 cookbooks that rarely get used. When we need a recipe, we have one go-to source and it’s not Google or any cookbook. The best place to find … Continue reading

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Dark Table Restaurant Review

Eating at Dark Table was probably the most unique dining experience I’ve ever had. The food was really good but it was the setting that made dinner special – complete darkness. It’s amazing how lack of sight changes how you … Continue reading

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Modo 8k – Beautiful Day for a Run

I ran my first race of the year this morning. The Modo Spring Run-Off 8k, a beautiful loop around Stanley Park. It was a perfect day for running. A little brisk, but the sun was glorious. I’m really happy with … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Return to Black Mountain

It’s March already and this is the first snowshoeing trip we’ve done in Vancouver this season. The weather is partly to blame. We were looking to do more snowshoeing around Christmas but the mountains were nearly bare. After a few … Continue reading

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Vegan Chimichangas for Dinner

Made some yummy chimichangas using a recipe from eat, drink & be vegan, a cookbook by Dreena Burton. Added a cilantro salad, baked squash, guacamole, and a slice of lime. Mmmmm, yum.

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Data Nerd: Transportation Expenses Updated

My 2012 post analyzing my transportation expenses is making the rounds on twitter again, so I thought I’d update the charts. Although the cost of driving in Canada has steadily risen, my transportation costs are flat. I spend $1200 a … Continue reading

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Veggie Masala Burger Taste-off

One of my favourite Trader Joe’s products is their Masala Burger. There aren’t too many soy-free, vegan burgers, and none that taste as good as the Masala Burger. Last time I was in the United States I bought two boxes, … Continue reading

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El Salvador Resort Vacation

El Salvador is a slice of paradise. The weather is perfect, the water is warm, the food is good, and the locals are friendly. The tourism industry is still developing but it gives the country an authentic flavour. Every winter … Continue reading

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