Vegan Mint Chip Sandwiches

Ice Cream Friday: Mini Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwiches

It’s been unseasonably hot in Vancouver this summer – in fact, so damn hot we’re under water restrictions and there is yellowish-brown crispy grass everywhere you look. Shortly before the water restrictions began, we watched a wonderful movie called Young Ones – check it out if you get the chance – about a futuristic time […]

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Gluten-Free Yam Fries

How to Throw a Kick-Ass Healthy BBQ

The barbecues of my childhood were laden with charred meat in squishy pale buns, gloppy potato salad, chips, dips prepared from onion soup mix, and creamy coleslaw – a vista of browns, whites and greys. I’ve since learned a BBQ doesn’t have to be synonymous with unhealthy fare followed by an uncomfortable stomachache. If you’re […]

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Vegan Oatmeal Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk

It’s like eating a frozen bowl of oatmeal. Does that sound yucky to you? I promise it’s not yucky. I wouldn’t steer you wrong. We’re almost halfway through the summer (gulp!), and have celebrated six weeks of Ice Cream Fridays. Some of you have been inspired to whip up some dairy-free ice cream creations of […]

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Supporting digestion on Vacation

How to Prevent Digestive Issues On Vacation

With the cold hand of winter far behind us, our bodies are ready to move, play and explore again. Many of us might be taking time off and heading to faraway places for new experiences, but having to deal with a finicky stomach and multiple trips to the bathroom is the furthest thing from excitement […]

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Probiotic Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Fermented Chocolate Ice Cream

I deliberated whether I should call this recipe ‘Fermented Chocolate Ice Cream’ or ‘Chocolate Probiotic Ice Cream’. I feared the fermented title might conjure images of sour, stinky food – not exactly how I want you to perceive my ice cream. However, with all of the healthwashing that surrounds food with added probiotics, I didn’t […]

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How to Create Healthy Cocktails

How to Create Healthy Summer Mocktails

Do you like the taste of alcohol? I never have, really. I enjoyed sweet drinks that didn’t taste like booze, but that was more about the sugar rush than the alcohol. That’s why today, in my latest column for Food Bloggers of Canada, I’m sharing my best tips to help you create healthy, allergen-friendly summer […]

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Vegan Carob Sunflower Seed Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Dairy-Free Carob Sunflower

This dairy-free ice cream recipe is for the carob lovers, or the carob-curious. ‘Cause if you think carob is an inferior imitation of chocolate, you’ll be mightily disappointed (and I won’t be offended if you use cacao powder instead of carob). And all you carob fans: Can I get a ‘whoop whoop’? Maybe an arm […]

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Vegan Dulce de Leche

Ice Cream Friday: Vegan Dulce de Leche

I am a firm believer that cooking food from scratch is far less expensive than eating out or buying prepackaged foods. In my e-book Healthy Eating on a Budget, one of my top recommendations to save money is preparing meals at home. But the exception to that rule? Homemade vegan dulce de leche ice cream. […]

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Dairy-Free Raw Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Ice Cream Friday: Raw Fudge Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

This recipe makes a LOT of ice cream. You’re probably fine with that. I am too. I pleaded with Tim to help me eat this dairy-free ice cream, as while everything in the recipe is healthy it’s not so healthy when you eat an entire batch on your own. He had one bowl, declared it […]

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Gluten-Free Sorghum Salad with Tahini Dressing

Gluten-Free Sorghum ‘Couscous’ with Tahini Dressing

I often feel baffled about what to bring to potlucks. What will be pleasing to most palates? What is easy to transport? What can I have as a satisfying main dish if there is nothing else at the potluck I can eat? Is my dish too weird or healthy? Not to mention the pressure I […]

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