Curry-Flavoured Lentil and Oat Granola

My mom never bought us sugary breakfast cereals, no matter how much we begged. Our cupboards were crammed with corn flakes, rice krispies, Special K and cheerios. Nothing that strongly influenced the colour of the milk. I considered her denial of froot loops and cinnamon toast crunch downright unfair. In hindsight, I should have shut […]

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Holiday Gingerbread Cookies: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free

I have a treat for you today: gingerbread cookies that you can roll out into gingerbread men or stars or houses or whatever your little heart desires. Roll-out cookies are notoriously difficult to create gluten-free, because when the gluten isn’t there to hold everything together, you’ll often end up with loads of rips and tears […]

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Homemade Gluten-Free Holiday Food Gifts

I love giving homemade edible gifts for all occasions! They’re thoughtful, unique and tasty, and recipients always appreciate the effort I’ve put into creating them. But I’ll tell you a secret: homemade gluten-free, allergen-friendly gifts are a breeze to make. When you consider driving to the mall, unearthing a parking spot, elbowing your way through […]

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Free Online Digestive Summit

There’s a free online summit beginning next week called Heal Your Crohn’s. I recently posted about the latest happenings in my journey to heal Crohn’s disease. I was interviewed for this summit, which runs from December 8-12. During my session I share my struggles, but also talk about: the events leading up to my diagnosis […]

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Beet-mus (Roasted Beet Hummus)

Well, well, well. Doesn’t this look festive? I strongly suggest you invite roasted beet hummus, or beet-mus as I like to call it, to show its pretty face at your holiday table. Can you schmear it on Brussels sprouts and turkey? No, not so much. But it does make an excellent healthy, allergen-friendly appetizer when […]

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Halvah Flavoured Oatmeal

In the interest of public service, I strive to come up with healthy breakfast recipes that taste like dessert. I take no pleasure in it, really. I’m simply a humanitarian. I do it for the children. The idea for halvah flavoured oats sparked very suddenly, as many recipe inspirations do, except this one burrowed deeply […]

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Holiday Entertaining: How to Feed Vegetarians and Vegans

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means food, family, friends, food, food and more food. If you’re entertaining someone who is vegetarian or vegan, check out my guide to feeding them in my latest column over at Food Bloggers of Canada. Have a great weekend!  

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Confessions of a Health Extremist: An Update on Healing Crohn’s Disease

When I was a toddler, an older playmate proudly showed me her underwear drawer. Inflamed with jealousy, I came home in tears. “Tara has pretty underwear with flowers!” I howled to my mother. “Why can’t I have them, too?” “Because you wear diapers,” she explained. “She has big girl underwear. If you want underwear with […]

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Maple Vanilla No-Bake Granola Bars

It only takes seven ingredients to pull together a batch of these delicious no-bake bars. They’re high in protein, packed with whole-grain fibre and healthy saturated fats, and they’re naturally sweetened. Head on over to the Genuine Health sports nutrition website for the recipe! ‘Cause while I’m athletically challenged, I can still use protein powder […]

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Five Easy Gluten-Free Flatbread Recipes

Plenty of folks who go gluten-free spend ages pining for bread. They stare longingly through bakery shop windows at golden, crusty loaves. They buy every gluten-free bread on the market, only to wind up disappointed and many dollars poorer. They meander around the kitchen in the morning, wondering what to eat if toast isn’t on […]

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