How Negativity Can Teach You to Be a Positive Person

In last month’s healing update, I mentioned I was going for an MRI. Well, the results are in and I’m not thrilled. The good news? There are no fistulas, abscesses, fissures or gallstones. However, the scan showed substantial thickening of the intestinal walls. This means there are portions of scar tissue dotted throughout my digestive […]

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Spaghetti Pie (with Zucchini Noodles)

I know. When you mash the words ‘spaghetti’ and ‘pie’ together, your mind does not immediately leap to the concept of ‘healthy’. Especially since spaghetti pies are typically loaded with refined pasta, eggs, milk and cheese. Not items we eat in these parts (and by ‘these parts’, I mean my small intestine and colon). This […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

It astounds me that I’ve never posted a basic chocolate chip muffin recipe. Chocolate chips enhance all baked goods. This is a fact. And these muffins? Heaven. A crisp exterior and soft pillowy insides, punctured by bursts of chocolate. Yup. Heaven. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time […]

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Passover Recipe Roundup

Since my childhood diet was 70% bagels, Passovers were eight long days of culinary torture. As I thumbed through my website, I realized that most of the foods I now eat regularly are naturally kosher for Passover, except for the ones that feature gluten-free grains and beans. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out […]

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Asian Comfort Food – Recipes from our Charity Dinner

On April 5th, my friend Tami and I participated in a city-wide event called Dinner Party YVR, organized by Social Bites, where 30 hobby chefs cooked meals for guests and all proceeds went to local charities. Our charity of choice is The Sharing Farm Society, an incredible non-profit which grows food for families in need. […]

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Gingered Carrot and Yam Dip

Do you think we can learn to love the foods we hate? A couple of weeks ago, I shared my new appreciation for olives, and now I can add ginger to the list of foods that are growing on me. Peppery, spicy ginger is one of those flavours I’ve never really enjoyed. Well, except for […]

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Random Use for Lemon Zest: Make Lemon Pepper

There are a lot of lemons in my life. I juice at least five or six of them each week because I begin my day with glass of water mixed with one tablespoon or so of lemon juice – this stimulates digestion and revs up the liver. Plus, I use lemon in plenty of recipes […]

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Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Coconut Yogurt

If you’re looking to add a boost to your diet, fermented foods are incredibly beneficial. They’re packed with gut-friendly probiotics and enzymes that support digestion, and the fermentation process enhances the nutrient content. In a nutshell, fermented foods make our tummies happy. And happy guts mean a better immune system, improved brain function, less stress […]

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Sweet and Savory Medjool Date Pho

This is a sponsored post by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, which means I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I vet products carefully to ensure they align with my nutritional values, and only feature brands I genuinely use and enjoy. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. We’re used to […]

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How to Save Cash on a Gluten-Free Diet

There are still spots left in my free Gluten-Free Eating on a Budget workshop this Saturday. Sign up to reserve your spot. I frequently hear people complaining that gluten-free diets are extremely expensive. And sure, there is certainly research to back up that claim. In 2008, Canadian researchers compared 56 gluten-free products to their wheaty […]

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