Four Ways to Use Tahini (that don’t involve hummus)

You’ve got a jar of tahini lurking in your fridge, and it only makes an appearance when you make hummus. Am I right? Tahini, made from sesame seeds, is an abundant source of calcium, along with other important bone-building minerals like magnesium and zinc. It’s also great for lowering cholesterol. Now that we know how […]

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Homemade Sesame Tahini

Jars of tahini used to last a long time in my house. I’d use a daub here, a spoonful there, but overall it was a condiment that was plucked out of the fridge sparingly. This is no longer the case. I use heaps of tahini in smoothies, dressings and sauces. I slather it on toast […]

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Working with Dairy-Free Cheese

If you need extra help navigating dairy-free living, check out my one-to-one services, which include customized meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. It wasn’t easy to drop dairy from my life, but the benefits of cutting it out far outweighed the joy I experienced from eating ice cream or yogurt. I will, however, be the […]

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Roasted Fennel and Almond Pesto

On a grey, rainy June afternoon three years ago, I brought a fennel and apple salad to school for lunch. I didn’t feel like eating a cold salad. But it was what I had, so I ate it. Later, I ended up in the hospital with a bowel obstruction and subsequently developed an aversion to […]

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Soothe Your Gut with These Four Foods

You’ve got a stomachache. It hurts. Maybe you feel like the bathroom has become your second office. Or perhaps the thought of eating anything fills you with dread. Digestive troubles aren’t fun, but if you’ve been struggling, there are loads of soothing, anti-inflammatory foods that you can include into your diet that will help you […]

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Baby Bok Choy Stoup with Coconut and Miso

‘Stoup’ is a delightful word, isn’t it? A hybrid of stew and soup, stoup is full of rustic whimsy and I can’t believe I’ve never used this descriptor before, because it represents 70% of the food I eat. There’s nothing more comforting, or easier to cook, than stoup. Doesn’t matter if it’s July or January, […]

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How to Supercharge Your Smoothie with Everyday Foods

Superfoods are fun to play with, and I’ve used many of my favourites like cacao powder, cacao nibs, maca, lucuma, Dandy blend, chlorella and more on this blog. I view fancy superfoods as beneficial trimmings, but they’re not absolutely essential to a healthy diet. We don’t need to hike up a mountain to find incredibly […]

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Dairy-Free Mexican Chocolate Mousse

Move along, chocolate avocado pudding. There’s a new game in town. Is there anything the creamy, vibrant yam cannot achieve? Nope. It just adds extra deliciousness to every dish, along with a hefty dose of fibre and the digestive-healing vitamin A. There are plenty of other ingredients in here that will soothe your tummy, like […]

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How to Stay Healthy This Summer

At long last, summer is here! For those of you who live in colder climates that were hammered by freezing temperatures and endless snowfalls, I’m sure this time of year is a welcome delight. With sunshine and warm weather comes the inevitable barbecues, frozen treats and lingering nights on the patio that lure us away […]

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Spiced Mushroom and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Ten years ago, stir-fries were my jam. I lived in a dilapidated bachelor apartment in South Granville. My kitchen was equipped with appliances from the 1950s, including an oven that burned most things and a freezer filled with frost I chipped away each week with a dull knife. (If you’re curious, you’ll find a picture […]

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