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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Arugula Artichoke Cashew Dip

We’re so fortunate here in Orillia to have access to so much great organic produce. With this week’s delivery from The Kitchen Garden Farm, we received some luscious arugula. Now arugula is one of those greens (like cilantro): you either love it or you leave it. It’s incredibly nutrient-rich, though, especially with the mineral sulfur,…

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Raspberry Beet Smoothie

Oh this was not only pretty, but really tasty! Pigment-rich foods make me happy – not only for their visual impact but because I know they’re generously loaded with goodness….and these simple pleasures fill me with joy. This smoothie is loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins, fiber, minerals and enzymes. Beets are also anti-inflammatory, in addition to…

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Raw Chocolate Bark

I’ve been known to enjoy chocolate. Enjoy it so much I experiment with homemade and often raw options. Most raw chocolate recipes rely heavily on coconut oil which is good and good for you; however, it can quickly melt and be messy to eat. Not wishing to deter anyone from enjoying the health benefits of…

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Chia Pudding In A Cantaloupe Cup

Like most recipes I create or alter, it’s a combination of what I have on hand and what I have a hankering for. My son Ben has madly been creating in the kitchen lately, and we had half a can of full fat coconut milk left over. We also received a nice box of fresh…

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Mosquito Repellent

So do you ever feel we’re trading one problem for another? We get so fearful of germs that we willingly lather our bodies with harmful chemicals that, in the longterm, may be more detrimental….sheesh.  What are we to do? I often feel this moral and ethical conflict when it comes to bug repellent. Of course,…

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