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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Gogi, Camu and Carrot Smoothie

I love experimenting with various juices and smoothies. There are so many great blogs and websites that serve as inspiration for me. I was recently on the Navitas site and came across a great smoothie recipe that combined carrots, oranges and a superfood called camu camu powder. Camu camu is one of the richest sources of vitamin…

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Easy Slow Cooker Curry

I don’t know about you, but these last few weeks have left me craving warm soups and curries. I had great intentions today to try out some new recipes; however, once I came home I had curry on my mind. Standing in front of my pantry and assessing what I had on hand, I then…

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Brain Bites

At the risk of sounding self serving, the idea of cognitive decline absolutely terrifies me. I had a brilliant academic grandmother who was a trail blazer in the world of education, however I never knew her that way. By the time I came along she was unfortunately spiraling downward. I loved hearing stories about her…

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Superfood Granola

This superfood granola is chock-full of brain-boosting nutrients. As much as we live in a fat-phobic society, our brain very much needs healthy fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. With a goal of incorporating brain-frinedly ingredients, I included chia, hemp seeds, walnuts and avocado oil. Additional nutrients and benefits are provided by oatmeal, millet (protein), pumpkin…

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Clementine Coconut Smoothie

My smoothie consumption tends to lessen a wee bit over the colder winter months. I gravitate to more warming foods such as soups, curries and slow-cooked concoctions. Having said that, I still incorporate smoothies into my diet because you really can’t beat the convenience and ability to cram a huge amount of nutrient-dense goodness into…

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