Easy Broccoli Pesto

I adore pesto. I don’t, however, enjoy spending $40/pound for pine nuts….only to have them burn while “lightly toasting” them – argh! While traditional pesto is certainly delicious, I welcome alternatives that are a little more economical, without sacrificing taste. Enter broccoli. Broccoli is incredibly versatile in addition to being nutrient-dense. Thanks to a compound…

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Cacao Banana Overnight Oats

I’m into my last season as a basketball mom. In the blink of an eye, a decade of weekends spent in various (smelly) gyms across the province has passed. I have experienced profound joy watching my sons be active and participate in a sport that is still pretty foreign to me. I love the confidence…

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Cacao Bites

You can feel good about enjoying these treats. They’re made with raw cacao, which, among many health benefits, is the richest food source of magnesium on the planet. So, if anyone asks if you’re having a treat, you can simply correct them and let them know you’re simply making sure you’re getting enough magnesium! Then…

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Homemade Hemp Milk

Many of us are switching to nut and seed milks in an effort to avoid dairy. You just have to check out the milk section in your grocery store for evidence – there’s a huge selection of almond, rice, soy, and cashew milks. This is great…mostly….but unfortunately most commercial seed and nut milks contain the…

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

It’s not easy, being green….actually, it’s a whole lot easier for me, when I have a healthy dose of “green” in my diet. While being away on vacation has been fun and restorative on many levels, I found myself with a distinct craving for “green” on my way back home. As we made the trek…

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Kind Living Glow Bowl

  This is quickly becoming a house favourite. This plant-based dish will satisfy those following a vegan, gluten-free, soy free, Paleo diet…..did I forget anything? Let’s start with the base. I think I could eat this every day. Simply scrub and pierce an organic sweet potato (or several) and toss in the oven at 425…

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Chewy Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever picked a book to read based on the alphabet? You know,…what starts with the letter M? That’s not much of a departure when it comes to me and recipe making. There’s a few scenarios: “What do I have on hand?’ “What will satisfy my ______ craving?”, or “pick an ingredient, any ingredient,…

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Easy Sautéed Beets

I don’t know about you, but when I luck out and find beautiful organic beets with lush green tops, I have every intention of making full use of the entire beet right away. More often than I’d like to admit, the beet greens are a sad, slimy mess by the time I actually think to…

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Pumpkin Seed “Tuna” Salad

I always loved tuna salad. What I don’t love, however, is the concern of polluted fish, especially larger fish such as tuna. Studies have found that mercury levels in canned tuna regularly exceed guidelines established by Health Canada. Ouch. No thank you.  There are also ethical concerns about tuna fishing methods. Hundreds and thousands of sharks,…

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Coconut, Date and Gogi Balls

Oh when the sweet tooth strikes!! Pantry doors go flying, frantic scurrying through the fridge and freezer in a mad quest to satisfy the urgent call for sweetness. This, my friends, is the scene that took place prior to the creation of these little nuggets of goodness. It just so happens that these are conveniently…

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