Golden Beet Crisps

Impressive nutrient density aside, I absolutely love the versatility of beets. They can be tossed in a smoothie, roasted to perfection, juiced, used to tint homemade lip balm (for real), and made into snacking chips – what other vegetable can boast that? On Saturday, I was rummaging through our sadly neglected refrigerator and came across…

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Cashew, Date & Peanut Butter Balls

I think you’ll like these. Yesterday morning, I felt like playing in the kitchen and creating yet another “energy ball”. There’s something so satisfying about dumping a bunch of healthy things in the food processor and ending up with a delicious and nutritious treat in 5 minutes or less. It would take longer to purchase…

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Spring Detox Elixir

You know me and my potions. At least once a day, someone will ask me, “What are you drinking NOW?” with a mix of curiosity and amusement. Not to disappoint, I thought I would experiment with yet another miracle elixir. Having a history of low iron, I find I will frequently crave certain foods that…

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Roasted Squash Salad Bowl

The inspiration for this recipe came from Mother Earth Living magazine. I loved the idea of making edible bowls out of roasted squash. I experimented with melted coconut oil, balsamic vinegar and honey to make a nice glaze for the squash. I used a higher oven temperature, as I find it yields a richer flavour…

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Millet Breakfast Cereal

At the risk of dating myself, quinoa is to millet as Marcia is to Jan. It’s “quinoa quinoa quinoa” all the time. You’d think there was no other seed/grain worthy of considering. While I love quinoa, and use it regularly, you might want to consider adding millet to your diet. Not only is it nutrient-rich, but…

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Aloe Chia Lime Water

When it comes to my water, I can’t help myself. I absolutely have to doctor it up some how. It’s a bit of a creative outlet and a fun challenge to figure out new ways to enhance my water. Ultimately, it ensures that I meet my hydration needs. This week, I have rediscovered the therapeutic…

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Easy White Bean Soup

We have beans. An awful lot of beans. Let’s just say there was a wee misunderstanding when I was asked to bring in organic, canned beans. So if the next 57 newsletters happen to feature recipes featuring beans, you won’t be surprised. As with most of my recipes, it’s a fusion of “want” and dealing…

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Sunflower Pumpkin Seed Apricot Balls

Recipe creation in my house usually looks like this: I have a vague idea of what I would like to make, and I couple that with what I have on hand. Other times, the creation hinges on a particular ingredient that I would like to use. Most recently, I had some lovely non-sulphured, organic apricots…

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Buckwheat Groats

Quinoa has certainly been the darling of the superfood world the last several years, and, while not to diminish the health benefits of quinoa, it’s not the only game in town! There are other seeds, with grain-like qualities that you may wish to consider to lend some variety in your diet. Buckwheat groats is one…

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Miso Broth Quinoa Bok Choy Bowl

I love quinoa. It provides such a great canvas to get creative. This recipe uses miso broth to make the quinoa, and while that simmers away, lightly sauté onion and garlic, add Bok Choy, spinach, green onion, cashews, sunflower sprouts…then add a splash of soy (or Bragg’s aminos), maple syrup and sesame oil…yum! Miso-Broth Quinoa Bok Choy…

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