Easy Summer Bean Salad

This for sure, is not the most exciting or tasty recipe I’ve posted…not by a long shot. But it is one you may wish to consider for a variety of reasons (apart from my delicate ego). First,  it’s quick and easy and can be thrown together early in the day for you to enjoy when…

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Coconut Cream Strawberry Tarts

Feeling festive and patriotic on Canada Day, I wanted to make something delicious with strawberries and go with the “red and white” theme. So, it started with strawberries. Whipped cream was the obvious partner in crime, but, really, strawberries and whipped cream are reminiscent of an era of leisure suits and caftans. It’s 2015! It’s…

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Cauliflower Rice with Garlic Scapes, Cilantro and Lime

I’ve been having great fun in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes. Sometimes, my motivation stems from a desire to create new and interesting ways to incorporate healthy foods/herbs/superfoods into tasty and accessible dishes. Sometimes, my motivation comes from standing in front of the fridge or pantry and simply trying to create something with whatever…

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Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

There’s something about roasting vegetables that just brings out the best in flavour and texture. For this reason alone, I could never fully embrace a completely “raw diet”. Growing up in a time when vegetables were typically boiled beyond recognition, I have grown to really embrace roasting vegetables. Buoyed by my curiosity and true passion…

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Roasted Veggie Rice Bowl

Some of my best recipe ideas happen when I’m driving. Heading home today after an emotionally-charged weekend of provincial finals for basketball, I was thinking about creating a new recipe. Inspired and motivated by our partnership with Organics Live, I thought of the various ways we could enjoy the contents of our most recent delivery…

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Creamsicle Chia Pudding

Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of us, however, are crazy busy in the morning. All too often, we rush out of the house without eating…as evidenced by those long line ups at the local coffee shop drive-through. So I’m all in for anything that makes mornings smoother…

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Holy Basil Frozen Treats

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Holy Basil (Tulsi) tea. Not only do I enjoy its fragrant aroma, I’m a big fan of its many health benefits. Holy Basil is often referred to as the “elixir of life”, and for good reason. It helps the body adapt to stress, calms anxiety…

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Chickpea Fritters

So it all started with a lovely bunch of organic parsley I received with my weekly delivery of fresh organic produce (thank you, Organics Live). Fresh herbs and I have a tricky relationship. I buy them with the very best of intentions, and like a crappy boyfriend I often find them neglected and wilted – sometimes…

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Walnut Butter

I know I should eat a lot of walnuts. Trouble is, I’m not such a fan of the taste. I find them a bit bitter. I dutifully add them to salads and trail mix, but I eat them more out of obligation than desire. They are a nutrient powerhouse, however, and their uncanny resemblance to…

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Freezer Smoothies

Oh gosh, I don’t know what things are like at your house in the morning, but it can be a nut house here! While I’m thrilled that all of my boys are home right now, it sure has created kitchen chaos. Making smoothies for 5 or 6 or 7, depending on the day should be…

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