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

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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Savory Vegan Chia Pudding with Pea Milk and Pomegranate
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The base of this chia pudding is my new favorite non-dairy milk made from peas!  Most nut milks require a lot of water to grow and produce, so although they’re good for you, they can have a bigger impact on the environment than other milk alternatives. Pea milk uses less water than almond and cas...
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Quick Sauteed Parsnips with Raw Pear and Russian-Korean Dressing
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I found this great recipe for Russian-Korean salad dressing on the Immigrant’s Table and was immediately sold on all the garlic and cayenne pepper.  If you’ve never tried Russian-Korean dressing, you need to get on it ASAP.  It’s spicy, sweet, garlicky amazingness and likely to ...
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Sustainable Ahi Tuna Rolls with Minced Chile and Avocado
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One of my favorite things about making sushi at home is knowing exactly where the fish came from and whether it was sustainably sourced.  I get all of my sustainable seafood through SPUD.ca from suppliers who are dedicated to sustainable fishing and protecting other species of sea life. If you...
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