Baked Apples

One of my favourite things about autumn is the return of fresh, crisp apples! A popular treat at our house is apple crisp. We love how fragrant apple crisp makes the house smell – warm and welcoming. I wanted to experiment with baking apples, but wasn’t interested in the typical, overly soft dessert. I wanted…

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Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa My favourite way to cook quinoa begins with rinsing it really, really well. If the package says “pre-rinsed”, don’t believe it. Rinsing well makes all the difference – trust me! I then like to melt a little coconut oil in our cast-iron pan and lightly toast the (well) rinsed quinoa – this step is…

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Beetroot Hummus

We went to visit Ben on the weekend and dine in the exceptional, student-run restaurant, Bench Mark, located on the Niagara College campus. We shared their beet hummus, which was delicious and gave me an idea for this week’s recipe. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy beets, and you really can’t beat (sorry)…

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Curried Carrot Soup

Nature works in mysterious ways. If we listen, nature will guide us and steer us in the right direction. Earlier this week I had this odd craving for carrot soup. Now we know carrots are chock-a-block full of nutrients, but, interestingly, their high vitamin A content is particularly helpful for addressing dry hair, skin and…

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Apple Avocado Sage “Crisps” Salad

Sage is one of the few surviving herbs in my sadly neglected garden this year. Despite my best intentions, my garden is really more of a “survival of the fittest and hardiest”. Seems somewhat akin to characters in Lord of the Flies….sigh…. Since sage weathered my neglect, I figure it must be good for us.…

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Sweet & Savory Salad Topper

Recipe creation largely comes from two sources: (1) standing in front of the fridge or pantry and creating something with whatever I have on hand; or (2) being inspired by an existing product or recipe and wondering if I can make it better in any way. This recipe is due to the latter. I came…

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High Protein Veggie Salad

Those who eat a largely plant-based diet are frequently asked “How do you get your protein?” by well-intentioned enquirers. It’s really not as hard as you may think. We’ve become so accustomed to the misconception that protein can only come from animals. However, many vegetables contain an impressive amount of protein and, more importantly, protein…

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Robb’s (a) Slice Kind Bars

This Sunday we got to do something we’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. As we’re drawing ever closer to completion of the upper floor of the studio, we were able, today, to invite people up to the “karma kantina” to enjoy one of Robb’s delicious energy bars and cup of freshly…

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Massaged Kale Salad

Everyone loves a good massage…even kale. Most people know kale is insanely good for you, but not everyone loves the taste. It has a bit of harsh bite that doesn’t appeal to all. A great way to get the benefits of kale without having to choke it back is to massage it. Yup; massaging kale…

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Sushi Bowl

One of my dearest high school friends is admittedly more of a “food assembler” than “master chef”. While she has always placed a premium on healthy meals for her family, the whole cooking thing did not bring much joy or tap into her creativity. You can only imagine how thrilled she was when she discovered…

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