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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Kind Living Energy Bars

I was under strict orders to bring both cookies and energy bars with me on my visit to see Dan at McMaster University this past weekend. Digging through various recipes I’ve prepared was a great opportunity to “tweak” some existing recipes. Tweaking is usually a necessity if a particular item is out of stock. Tweaking…

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Cabbage & Grape Juice

I’ve got cabbage. Lots of cabbage. So much cabbage that some might say I’m being a little pouty. I really shouldn’t be so disrespectful because cabbage is a king. King of the cruciferous vegetables that is. While kale is the current darling of the vegetable world, cabbage is no slouch. It has powerful anti-cancer properties…

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Easy Avocado Bean Salad

This all started with beans. Canned beans, to be exact. You see, while I love the convenience of canned beans, I don’t like the fact that many companies use cans with yucky BPA liners, and they also typically don’t use organic beans. Discussing this with some friends, I enthusiastically “over purchased” an embarrassingly large amount…

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Coconut Lime Banana Popsicles

These are easy. These are good. Enough said. Bananas, coconut milk, lime, chia, and maple syrup. How could you possibly go wrong? These are quick, tasty and nutritious. Simply combine a can of good quality coconut milk (I like Native Forest) with a banana, 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice (1 lime), 1 tablespoon…

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Raw Chocolate Covered Figs

I came across a luscious tray of fresh figs today and couldn’t wait to bring them home and start to experiment. Figs are mineral-rich and nutrient dense. Having only previously used dried figs, I was excited about digging in to these fresh figs. The rind on these figs is a little dense, so if you…

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