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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Pepper Salad with Nutritional Yeast Dressing

Huge score at the Farmers’ Market this weekend: peppers galore! Oh how I love fresh peppers with a great dressing and a pop of fresh onion! This dressing is a B-vitamin powerhouse and super easy to make. Vegans (and non-vegans alike) rely on nutritional yeast for its versatility, great cheesy taste and B-vitamin and protein…

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Yummy Avocado Bowl

This has quickly become my “go to” meal this summer. I have always been a super fan of avocados. They are about as close to a perfect food as any substance can be: so very nutrient dense and full of goodness. And don’t be afraid of the fat. Please. Not only is the mono saturated…

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Swiss Chard, Turmeric, Lemon and Apple Juice

Juicing? Smoothies? What to do, what to do? It’s kind of like trying to figure out what’s better – getting a good night’s sleep or drinking enough water. The short answer is…they’re both good!  The benefit of juicing is that you extract all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals so that they’re readily absorbed by the body.…

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Infused Waters

Pretty much every time I think about “resolutions”, drinking more water is at the top of the list. The fact that it keeps getting on the “list” should be a clue that I haven’t found it easy to stick to. What has helped me significantly is to infuse my water with various herbs, fruits and vegetables.…

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Banana Hemp Cashew Ice Cream

I like ice cream. A lot. Me, who is ALWAYS cold, has been known to come in from the cold and reach for a bowl of ice cream instead of a warming tea – I know….. The trouble is, try finding an ice cream without the dreaded carrageenan (and we haven’t even begun to speak…

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