Root Veggie Loaf (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Parsnips and carrots are distant relatives. In my mind, the parsnip is like that weird and graceless cousin who shows up to your family barbecues with nothing interesting to say. It’s the vegetable you want to like because, you know, kin is kin, but you simply can’t get past the pale and hairy exterior, the […]

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What I Learned About Life at a Food Blogging Conference

Last weekend, I attended the second annual Food Bloggers of Canada Conference at the Four Seasons in Vancouver. I haven’t been to many conferences, so I was simultaneously out of my mind with excitement and shaky with nerves. The speaking line-up was incredible, from superstar Canadian bloggers to the profanity-spewing Thug Kitchen duo. As a […]

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Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Thanksgiving dinner is my husband’s domain. Each year the menu is the same: turkey, roast potatoes and parsnips, steamed carrots, sage and onion stuffing, beef gravy, Yorkshire puddings. He’s utterly set in his ways about it. When we first moved in together, he threw a fit because I cut the carrots into chunks instead of […]

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Non-Dairy Ways to Make Soup Creamy

I am down with slurping soup all year long. It’s not uncommon for me to curl up with a bowl of split pea soup, baby bok choy stoup or congee on a hot July evening. Kooky, I know. I appreciate that for most of you, soup season doesn’t kick off until the weather cools and […]

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Blueberry Cacao Green Smoothie

I’m a creature of habit. Ninety percent of the time, if I’m making a smoothie, it’ll be this one, ’cause it’s my all-time favourite. (The other 10 percent is usually this chocolate delight.) It recently occurred to me that I’ve never shared my favourite smoothie recipe on this blog, though most of my nutrition clients […]

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Stuffing

Need a good recipe for stuffing? This one’s gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, egg-free and nut-free. Head on over to Food Bloggers of Canada to get the recipe, and for tips and tricks to make your fave stuffing dish allergy-free. For more holiday recipe ideas, revisit How to Enjoy Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Allergen-Friendly Holidays.

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Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

During the height of summer, I tried to create a delicious ginger carrot soup. I had a stomachache and wanted something luxurious, creamy and anti-inflammatory. Ginger is a powerful gut-healer, loaded with phytonutrients that reduce pain and inflammation. I thought, hey, it’s ginger! It’s anti-inflammatory! Let’s toss an entire handful of it in there! When […]

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How to Save Money on Organics

Hug a farmer, ‘cause it’s national Organic Week here in Canada. For a few years now I’ve prioritized organic food in my budget. I don’t want to chow down on hazardous chemicals and pesticides that are found in conventional produce. Organic food is tastier and better for the environment.  I like supporting local farmers. And, […]

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Popped Sorghum Squares

These were supposed to be popped sorghum balls. Then I got lazy, because it was Sunday afternoon and my book was waiting to be read and I didn’t want to spend extra time fastidiously shaping popped sorghum balls, despite how cute they probably would have looked in a photo.  So out came the loaf pan. […]

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Afraid of Commitment? Me too – Here’s How You Can Deal with It

‘Fear of commitment’ is a phrase we’ve all seen debated in glossy women’s magazines and Hollywood rom coms, but I think this fear is much more complex that the worn-out cliché implies. Whether it’s caused by relationships, jobs, social events, family gatherings, exercise, diets – a fear of commitment has probably clutched you in its […]

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