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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Quinoa Cannellini Bean Burgers

I thank Dianne for the inspiration for these quinoa burgers. She casually mentioned planning to make some, so I thought I would follow suit. These were pretty tasty, and my discerning taste-testing team gave them a hearty “2-thumbs up”. The recipe is a tad “scavenger” as I used what was on hand, so I encourage…

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Broccoli Avocado Soup

I’m writing this as I enjoy a nice, warm cup of Holy Basil tea, and I can’t help but think that I never would have thought that I’d be sharing a soup recipe in the middle of May! Climate change sure is bringing us tumultuous weather! We enjoyed this tasty soup earlier in the week,…

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Raw Vegan Date Squares

Oh my goodness we adore date squares. Robb likes to conduct “research” by visiting bakeries and testing out date squares (and butter tarts I might add) in efforts to find “the one”. It’s a tough job, I know, but one he bravely and tenaciously takes on – all in the name of research! Looking for…

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Coconut Cacao Chia Pudding

Wishing for a departure from my traditional smoothie for breakfast, I’ve been experimenting with chia pudding. Chia is a remarkable seed, jam-packed with nutrients, and it is incredibly versatile. Due to its neutral taste and ability to “gel”, it’s often used as a thickening or binding agent, and it can easily be used as an…

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