Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Being a child of the 60’s, I have strong, fond memories of racing home for lunch and enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup while watching The Flintstones….am I alone? While that soup was delicious, it certainly wasn’t nutritious. With my son Will home on the weekend helping us set up the new “Up…

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Creamy Carrot Slow Cooker Soup

With so much going on during this busy time of year, it can be really easy to forgo healthy eating and reach for foods that are quick. Frequently though, quick means calorie-dense and nutrient-poor…not a great combination, plus it’s incredibly expensive to buy ready-made food! A strategy we use at our house is to rely…

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Roasted Veggies with Chickpeas & Avocado Cashew Guacamole

We absolutely love roasted vegetables, especially at this time of year. We will often toss in chickpeas or another bean/legume to increase the protein and fibre content. This past week, we enjoyed roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli and chickpeas with a side of avocado cashew guacamole and our “Toasted Sesame Pumpkin Seed Topping from a previous…

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Sweet Potato Latkes & Arugula Salad

  This past week, I’ve been on a bit of an arugula salad kick. I was never much of a fan of arugula, preferring baby spinach or romaine for my greens. However, I’ve grown to really love it (especially this salad recipe), and arugula, it turns out, loves you right back. Arugula is actually in…

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Kind Living Fat Bombs

Fats are bad. Fats are good. Fats are bad. Fats are good. Oh boy, it is a confusing world out there! I briefly (very briefly) flirted with a low-fat diet back in the early 90s. The Pritikin diet was all the rage, and I gamely tried it on for size. It was a brief relationship.…

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Roasted Cauliflower with Dates & Pistachios

This week’s recipe was inspired by a recipe I saw in a recent issue of Food & Drink magazine. The recipe was Roasted Cauliflower Wedges with Figs, Olives, and Pine Nuts. Intrigued, I really wanted to give this a try. There was this small issue that I didn’t have any figs, olives or pine nuts…

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Toasted Sesame Pumpkin Seed Topping

Oh boy, it’s confusing out there. Just when I’m comfortably enjoying my (mostly) plant-based diet (full disclosure, I eat eggs, but only from deliriously happy hens), my once devout vegan doctor friend announces she’s full-on keto (meat and fat). My comfort level with pretty much any major life decision I make lies with population studies.…

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Turmeric Ginger Lemon Tea

Turmeric is enjoying its well deserved status as the darling of the “superfood” world for many reasons, and not just because it will stain your fingers and countertops. The abbreviated list of potential benefits includes: Powerful anti-inflammatory Reduces symptoms of depression Reduces sensations of chronic pain Powerful antioxidant Reduces rate of cognitive decline Anti-microbial benefits…

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Vegan Tuna Salad

I have always loved a good tuna fish sandwich; however, since shifting away from eating animals and fish, I haven’t indulged in years. Tuna fishing practices are problematic (dolphins and other species getting caught in nets, etc.), and significant health concerns have been raised regarding mercury levels and other contaminants in larger fish such as…

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