Savory Kugel (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

I didn’t grow up in a strict, fanatically religious household, but we were observant. For us, practicing Judaism meant more than going to shul once a year and eating chocolate gelt during Chanukah (and, sorry to tell you, we did not get eight presents). I went to Hebrew school two afternoons a week, and attended […]

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Roasted Figs and Plums

Do you mind if I unload on you for a moment? We’re less than two weeks into September and already everyone has set their sights on pumpkin: pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin curry. It’s driving me batty. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as in love with fall flavours as the next gal. […]

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Zucchini Recipe Roundup

Summer’s almost over! Don’t fret – there’s lots to look forward to, like apples, winter squash, cozy sweaters, warm snacks, hot chocolate and more. But before all that, here are a few zucchini-tastic ways to enjoy the last of your summer squash. Spaghetti Pie with Zucchini Noodles It’s zucchini noodles to the rescue! When combined […]

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Grain-Free Plum Crisp

My balcony garden was a semi-bust this summer. Sure, the herbs did well. But my spinach died, the bees didn’t visit my zucchini, and raccoons ate the few strawberries that bloomed. Some of you might be flush with end-of-summer produce right now, eager to find creative ways to eat it, freeze it or preserve it. […]

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Loaded Morning Muesli

People are constantly asking me how they can incorporate more veggies into their diets, and breakfast is the answer. When we nibble on toast and bagels and pancakes, we’re missing an opportunity to load up on nutrient-rich vegetables. That’s why I’m a huge fan of non-traditional breakfasts. Soups, savory porridges, kale and broccoli bowls, this […]

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Back to School Allergen-Friendly Snacks Roundup

It’s that time of year again. Being the nerd that I was, I always loved going back to school in September. New pens and highlighters, unsullied multi-coloured binders, agendas, pencil cases, stacks of crisp lined paper – these were the things that made my heart sing. I’m no longer a student (now I’m a teacher!), […]

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Beet Noodle Salad

Some recipes instruct you to keep your beets separate from the rest of the ingredients until the last minute so they don’t colour the entire dish. Not here. I love how beets stain everything a brilliant, bright red. I like to think of it as smearing the antioxidants around, you know? I created this recipe […]

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Homemade Cabbage Kimchi

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of my kimchi-making experiment on my personal and business Facebook pages. I wasn’t intending to write a blog post about kimchi, but there seemed to be enough interest in the process, so I thought I would share. Some of you might remember that fermentation is my nemesis. […]

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How to Control Your Stomach with Your Mind

Inside our digestive tract lies the enteric nervous system, a complex web of neurons that links the gut to the spinal cord and brain. Nicknamed the ‘gut-brain axis’, this connection often guides the instincts we experience deep within the belly. It also means that what’s going on in our stomachs can impact our brain function, […]

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Salted Caramel Pecan Swirl Ice Cream

Do you dig the sweet ‘n salty treats? I used to think these were opposing flavours that could never be best friends. Flakes of sea salt on my chocolate? Nah, I’d rather just flick ‘em off. As many of you already know, adding a bit of salt enhances sweetness, especially in baked goods. Given that […]

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