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June 5th, 2019

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour

I loooove breakfast and breakfast foods, but I hardly ever eat it. Most mornings, I wake up, get ready, and fly out the door as quickly as possible. But if it’s a weekend or a day I’m working from home, I love spending a few minutes putting together a beautiful (and super delicious) breakfast to start the day.

While I’m not strictly vegan (or strictly anything), I do try to ensure the majority of my meals are plant-based. Here are a few of my go-to quick and easy breakfast options. (more…)

05. June 2019 by saradujour
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May 5th, 2019

Vegan Spicy Tofu Poke Bowls

Vegan Spicy Tofu Poke Bowls Recipe | Sara du JourI’m obsessed with poke bowls, and I order them all the time. However, what I’m not obsessed with are the tofu poke bowls most restaurants offer. See, raw salmon and tuna have an inherent flavour, so those bowls are tasty even without the fish being marinated or drenched in a sauce. But when tofu is served up that same way – plain – it’s bland as hell. And we don’t do bland in this household. (more…)

05. May 2019 by saradujour
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February 11th, 2018

Pink Pasta for Valentine’s Day (Vegan)

Valentine's Day Vegan Pink Pasta | Sara du Jour
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for something cute to make for your boo thang, or a totally instagrammable Galentine’s party food, I’ve got just the trick. This vibrant pink pasta with beets (complete with little beet hearts!) is healthy, vegan, dairy-free, and oh-so-delicious. And if you’re in a time crunch, read to the end – I’ve got a coupon for $10 off your groceries plus free delivery! More time snuggling and less time last-minute stressing at the grocery store. (more…)

11. February 2018 by saradujour
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February 6th, 2018

Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos 2 Ways

Vegan Cauliflower Tacos 2 Ways | Sara du Jour

My best friend and I booked a girls’ trip to Mexico in March! I’m so tired of Toronto’s cold winter weather, can’t wait to lay on a beach, soak up the sun, and eat my body weight in tacos and guac. I’ve been so into the vacation spirit, I even signed myself up to a beginner’s salsa class! Turns out I’m much better at eating it than dancing it.

Anyway, if you want to get into the spirit with me and celebrate Taco Tuesday, here are my 2 recipes for easy vegan cauliflower tacos. They’re delicious, quick to whip up, and made with only good things. Whether you’re an omnivore, eating dairy-free, or are a strict vegan – you’ll love these rainbow taco beauties. (more…)

06. February 2018 by saradujour
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January 7th, 2018

3 Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes

3 Easy Vegan Holiday Side Dishes | Sara du Jour

I know, I know – the holidays are behind us so this post is a little late. But I made these holiday sides for Christmas Eve, instead of a month ahead of time like a ~*good blogger*~. Sorry, okay!?

All 3 of these easy holiday side dishes are plant-based and super healthy, so you can feel good about eating them all year long, while sticking to any resolutions you may have made. And you can always pin these recipes to make next Christmas! (more…)

07. January 2018 by saradujour

December 28th, 2015

White Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bark

White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark Recipe | Sara du Jour

Christmas may be over, but the holiday season isn’t just yet. You’ve still got a few good days left before those darn New Year’s resolutions kick in, so why not take advantage of them and enjoy this indulgent treat? (Your body won’t know. I promise, this is scientific.)

This white chocolate fruit and nut bark is super easy to make and you (or your recipient) won’t be able to get enough of it. (more…)

28. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 24th, 2015

Cocktail Hour: Spiced Rum Apple Toddy

Spiced Rum Hot Apple Toddy Recipe | Sara du Jour

Few cocktails taste so much like Christmas than a spiced rum apple toddy. There are many different takes on hot toddy recipes, but this one’s my personal favourite. I served these up at my recent Christmas party (post to come!) and they were a big hit. They’re simple to whip up, delicious, warm, festive, and surprisingly potent. (more…)

24. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 22nd, 2015

Dark Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe

Healthy Dark Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe | Sara du Jour

If you, like me, love indulging in delicious holiday treats all through the month, but are still trying to eat kind of healthy, I’ve got just the recipe for you. There’s nothing more swoon-worthy or festive than dark chocolate Christmas bark, and since this one’s made with 79% dark chocolate and loaded with healthy nuts and dried fruit, it gets to stay off the “naughty” list.

As a bonus, as with all my recipes, it’s super easy to make. Believe me, if it requires actual culinary skills, it ain’t happenin’ in my kitchen. (more…)

22. December 2015 by saradujour

October 26th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: The Breakfast Burger

Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger Recipe | Sara du Jour
It all started with a question: can you microwave an egg? I did what anyone with a thought in their head and working internet connection would do: I Googled it. As it turns out, you can microwave an egg. I skimmed through a few recipes that included this method, from quiches to complex frittatas, some of which were made in a mug. When I saw that, an idea began to take shape in my mind, and a recipe was born. I call it the Smoked Salmon Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger, and it’s ah-maz-ing. (more…)

26. October 2014 by saradujour

July 4th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Sara du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Recipe

I’ve been trying to eat really healthy again over the past month, and while most of it has been smooth sailing, the thing that’s been the hardest to say goodbye to are processed sugar and fat-laden desserts, like cakes, brownies, and ice creams. Since munching on fruit just wasn’t cutting it when it came to my dessert cravings, I decided to invent a solution.  (more…)

04. July 2014 by saradujour
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April 20th, 2014

Housewarming Dinner Party


I’ve been dreaming of hosting my own dinner party for quite some time, so when it came time to throw a housewarming for my apartment, I knew just what I wanted to do. Instead of a standing room only-type shindig, I planned a more formal sit-down dinner for a few of my closest friends one Saturday evening. (more…)

20. April 2014 by saradujour

March 1st, 2014

Recipe du Jour: Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Crostinis

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a recipe! This is what I served the other night when I had my relatives over for dinner at my apartment. (more…)

01. March 2014 by saradujour
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September 3rd, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Watermelon Salad


With autumn just around the corner, this end-of-summer recipe takes full advantage of ingredients that are currently in season before they disappear for the long, cold winter: watermelon and berries.

This salad is both beautiful and refreshing, making it an ideal side dish for summer entertaining, or a light and healthy meal for one. (more…)

03. September 2013 by saradujour
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August 17th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Simple Guacamole


Avocados are the bees’ knees. They’re so good, they practically don’t need anything else added to them. But combined with a few simple ingredients, whipping up a yummy & healthy guacamole is easy as pie. (more…)

17. August 2013 by saradujour
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July 4th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Veg Scramble


You really can’t screw up scrambled eggs. (Though Gordon Ramsay would disagree.)

They’re quick, delicious, and fuss-free. And as great as plain ‘ol scrambled eggs are, adding in some veggies makes them even better. You won’t even notice you’re eating something healthy! (more…)

04. July 2013 by saradujour
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