Avocado Massaged Kale Salad

I had the pleasure recently of having lunch at Barrie’s Boon Burger. It’s a nice, friendly vegan burger restaurant. I really enjoyed their kale salad, and, as I often do, went home to experiment. Local, large leaf kale, while super nutritious, can sometimes be tough to chew and rather sharp in flavour. Since this is…

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Best Trail Mix Ever!

Oh I really love this trail mix – in fact, I’m eating it right now…so good! I typically make my own trail mix by simply dumping whatever I have on hand in a Mason jar – quick and easy. I recently purchased the cookbook Yum Universe by Heather Crosby (thanks Janie), and thought I would try her…

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Holy Basil Blueberry Gummies

While certainly not new, there’s two new darlings in the nutrition world. Holy Basil (Tulsi) tea is considered the “Queen of Herbs” and the “elixir of life” for its many health benefits, most notably its ability to help the body tolerate stress; and gelatin (not the kind in little boxes in crazy colours) is being…

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Coconut Gogi Bars

Oh how I love chewy coconut bars….such a satisfying treat that’s not too sweet. These bars are quick to make and store well in the fridge or freezer. Just a few simple ingredients which are nourishing and tasty. I have always loved fat. I briefly dipped my toe into the “no fat” lifestyle and quickly…

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Sweet, Sweet Caramel Sauce!

Oh how I love caramel apples! This time of year in particular, I just love the combination of a crisp tart apple and the salty sweet goodness of caramel. I found a recipe on my guilty pleasure site Thug Kitchen, which got me thinking about the match-made-in-Heaven combination of apple and caramel. Their recipe for caramel…

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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Curry

The upside of fall: warm, fragrant soups and stews. After yoga today, I had a hankering for a warm curry. Again, as is typical for me, I looked at what I had on hand: cauliflower, onions, coconut milk…we’re off to a good start! This dish is nice served over rice, or you could even enjoy…

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Vegan “Tuna” Salad

For the record, I’m not vegan. I do, however, try to keep animal-based products in my diet to a minimum for a variety of health, ethical and economic reasons. I’m also a little averse to labels (such as ‘vegan’, ‘vegetarian’, etc.) becauseI feel they can be divisive and cause unnecessary conflict. So, I’ll just say I…

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Sue’s Cheesy Cashew Dip

Even though I’m not one to spend Sunday afternoons watching football, I like the idea of friends getting together, sharing good times and yummy “party” food. Cheesy, creamy dips and spreads are great finger food to be enjoyed with veggies, crackers or tortilla chips (the healthy ones of course). Many of the ready-made dips have…

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Breakfast Chia Pudding

You know that great feeling you have when you come home to dinner already made? That’s the same feeling I have when I wake up knowing that breakfast is essentially good to go. I find this time of year I need a bit of a break from smoothies (although they still make up an important…

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Cheesy Bean Tomato Soup

Oh it’s soup time of year! To me, there is nothing more nurturing than a warm bowl of homemade soup on a cool Fall day. I made this soup this morning as I wanted to create a bean soup for the protein and fiber, yet give it a cheesy tomato zing. While according to Ben,…

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