Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

One of my favourite things to enjoy this time of year is homemade soup. There is something so deeply satisfying, nurturing and warming about soup. Another thing I love is to come home to a fragrant aroma and knowing that the bulk of dinner prep is already done. For these reasons I dig out my…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

I’m pretty sure it was the way they were cooked that has led to my life-long aversion to Brussels Sprouts. Those boiled, bitter, mushy cabbage-like things were not a family favourite. A legendary family story featuring one of my brothers further fuelled my reluctance to embrace this most nutritious cruciferous gem. Coming from a large family…

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Knock-off Lara Bars 2.0

I love experimenting with recipes and finding ways to make nutrient-dense foods easy to prepare and delicious. My boys really love these bars, and I thought I would try boosting the protein content with Sun Warrior sprouted brown rice protein powder. One scoop has 16 grams of protein (easily absorbed I might add – compared…

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Protein Crunch 2.0

This is a variation of one of our favourite snacks/toppings at our house. Each time I make it, it’s a bit different – chiefly influenced by what’s on hand and what “moves” me. This is a great healthy protein boost, in addition to healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and fibre. Our favourite way to enjoy this…

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Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

I love the idea of a crock pot. I love the idea of coming home to a fragrant house and a meal ready to eat. I love knowing that there will be minimal clean-up. Here’s what I don’t love: a crock-pot recipe that is fussy, has you sautéing onions at 5:30am, requires additional work 3…

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Warm Cinnamon Honey Almond Milk

In the spirit of “warming” spices, what could be better than cinnamon? Much, much more than just a delicious scent and something to sprinkle on toast, the health benefits of cinnamon are impressive. A variety of studies are showing promise in the following areas: regulates blood sugar levels reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol anti-microbial anti-inflammatory –…

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Spirulina Melts

Chocolate is routinely lumped into the category of “indulgent treat” when, in reality, the right type of chocolate should be considered a nutrient-dense superfood. The tricky part lies in figuring out what the right type of chocolate is. Chocolate made from raw cacao is perhaps the richest food source of not only antioxidants, but the mineral…

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Protein Packed Spirulina Crunch

If you’re looking for a fun, tasty protein boost to your salads, soups or snacks, you may wish to give this recipe a try.   This will also lend some nice texture and “crunch” to your food – giving it some nice variety. While easy to make, it does take a little time if you…

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Hemp Seed Butter with Apple Slices

Hemp Seed Butter Continuing with our hemp-based theme, I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe with you. I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but full honours go to the talented Judita Wignall. If you’re looking to add more plant-based recipes to your routine, and curious about raw cuisine, I highly recommend her books.…

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Super Easy Granola

Inspired by the remarkable Kris Carr, I tried out her recipe for granola. I made a few adjustments to the recipe, and am really happy with the results. Tasty, crispy, nutritious and super quick to make! It has quickly become a family favourite! Super Easy Granola 2 cups extra thick rolled oats (I used Bob’s…

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