hand-meyd

My name is Maegan and this is my hand-meyd blog and project journal. The gist: I’m Canadian, a food enthusiast and third generation maker. Environmentalist by trade, creative by passion.

Recent Blog Posts

Organic Clementine and Golden Beet Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette
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Clementines are only in season from November to February, which makes them a perfect addition to any winter salad.  Get your hands on some and enjoy while you can! Organic Clementine and Golden Beet Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette  1/4 cup fresh squeezed clementine juice 1 tablespoon lime juice or a...
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Autumn Squash Soup with Oyster Mushrooms and Crunchy Toasted Quinoa
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This is one serious squash soup – autumn in a bowl basically.  The toasted quinoa topper is an added step definitely worth taking; it adds some fantastic texture that is so much more interesting than traditional toasted croutons. Although I favor making the soup base from scratch, my two favorite...
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Fresh Dandelion Leaf Iced Tea Lemonade
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Yes, dandelion leaves are still in season and I recently scored mine over at spud.ca.  Get your hands on a bunch, make a pitcher of this iced tea lemonade and pretend that it’s summer for a few more days before the snow hits later this week…(yikes). Fresh Dandelion Leaf Iced Tea Lemonade 2 cups w...
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Quinoa Green Apple Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Creamy Cilantro Dressing
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I eat avocados on the regular.  Despite this, I still miss the perfect ripeness window pretty often and end up peeling into ready-made avocado puree.  This recipe is my new favorite solution to that so called problem. This creamy cilantro dressing is fresh and light, perfect for any summer salad....
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Avocado Green Smoothie with Matcha and Rosewater
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I’ve been duplicating the Starbucks blossoming rose tea latte at home by adding a little rosewater to my matcha lattes.  Recently I turned those flavors it into a pretty delicious smoothie!  If you’re a fan of the blossoming rose latte, you need to try this recipe ASAP… Avocado ...
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Roasted Beet Salad with Watermelon Radish and Crushed Raspberry Dressing
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If you’re a fan of both roasted and raw beets in your salads, this recipe is the perfect medium.  Literally, it has half-roasted beets…you bake them briefly so they’re lightly caramelized and fragrant on the outside, but firm on the inside.  Feel free to roast the beets fully if...
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Vegan Turmeric Breakfast Muffins with Cacao Nibs and Chia Seeds
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I was a little skeptical about adding turmeric to my breakfast muffins, but the subtle kick of spice works really well with the sweet banana and creamy coconut in this recipe.  These muffins are really dense and hearty, perfect for a last minute breakfast as you’re running out the door. Veg...
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Raw Sugar-pie Pumpkin Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus Avocado Mash
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This delicious raw pumpkin salad is sure to meet all your healthy eating New Years resolutions — it’s crunchy, smooth, tart and so fresh! I love the taste of raw sugar-pie pumpkin, but if you prefer a different type of squash, feel free to substitute and experiment! Raw Sugar-pie Pump...
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Handmade Minimal Christmas Wreaths with Moss and Cotton Flowers
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I did a bit more experimenting this year with my fresh Christmas decor and my new favorite addition to homemade wreaths are cotton flowers and moss!  They add interesting texture while still looking really minimal, earthy and natural. The fresh greens that I used for this project are from Maven a...
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Organic Persimmon Lassi with Pea Milk and Nutmeg Toasted Flax Seed
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I’ve been on an autumn fruit kick lately and after getting some delicious organic persimmons in my SPUD.ca box last week, I decided to throw them into the mix.  This vegan recipe falls somewhere between dessert and breakfast smoothie — call it what you want, it’s delicious and t...
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