Grain-Free Granola

I have always had a rather hearty sweet tooth…actually, “teeth” would be more accurate. I especially enjoy something sweet in the evenings after dinner. Wishing to avoid excessively sugar-laden treats, I’ll often rely on homemade granola. It satisfies my sweet tooth (teeth), yet it’s still nutrient-dense with lots of vitamins, minerals, plant-based protein and fats…

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup

Soup is not only warming and nourishing, it’s a terrific way to use up leftovers and small amounts of vegetables that may otherwise go to waste. So it’s always a win all around. This week was no exception. I had been experimenting with chickpea and kale recipes (still a work in progress) and had some…

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

I leisurely flip through recipe books the way many people enjoy a magazine. I love the photography, enjoy the written content and deeply admire the creativity. A recent book I have been enjoying is by vegan author Celine Steen. I came upon a truffle recipe that screamed, “Try me….but make a few changes!” Intrigued, I…

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Banana Bread Granola

We’re not huge granola fans at our house, but we do enjoy it from time to time. Most commercial brands of granola have an incredible amount of sugar and not a lot of added nutrients in the form of seeds and nuts. That’s where the real nutrition lies, and, while a particular product may contain…

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Vegan Zucchini Lasagna

I woke up “needing” lasagna made with zucchini “noodles”. It was an absolute need. “Perfect,” I thought. “Now I have a recipe to create for the newsletter!” I quickly took an inventory to see if everything needed was on hand. I had everything but the zucchini, so that was a bit of an issue, but…

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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup

On days when we get home late from the studio, nothing beats having dinner “mostly done”. It’s such a welcoming relief to walk through the door and be greeted by a lovely aroma and not have to frantically try to figure out what to make. For this reason and many more, I absolutely love and…

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Broccoli & Split Pea Soup

If ever there was a winter for soup, this is it! Wow! We sure have had a lot of cold weather – it’s been intense! For me, one of the best ways to warm up is with nourishing soup. It’s also a great way to use up all the bits and pieces you have in…

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Chickpea Flour Frittata Muffins

I’ve been experimenting with vegan frittatas using chickpea flour. Chickpea flour is a great option as, not only is it gluten-free, it’s also high in protein and fibre. It’s incredibly versatile and such a handy pantry staple. The first few versions of this recipe, while tasty, were a little flat (not enough baking powder), and,…

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Slow Cooker Split Pea & Lentil Soup

While we’re currently in the midst of a deep freeze, there’s nothing quite like nourishing, homemade soup. I’m a big fan of soup for a variety of reasons, many of them even practical. Soup is so efficient. You can feed lots of people in an extremely economical and nutritious way (not to mention a delicious…

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Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Being a child of the 60’s, I have strong, fond memories of racing home for lunch and enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup while watching The Flintstones….am I alone? While that soup was delicious, it certainly wasn’t nutritious. With my son Will home on the weekend helping us set up the new “Up…

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