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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Freezing Summer’s Bounty

Every year, as I’m relishing the abundance of plump summertime berries, I consider buying extras to freeze them. And, like the hare, I don’t stock up for winter. Learn from my little fable and prepare yourself by freezing summer’s bounty, so you can have fresh berries on hand throughout the colder months. Step 1: Buy […]

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Quick Pickled Radishes

  My grandparents had a tiny apartment kitchen with only a couple of feet of counter space. How my grandmother managed to cook voluminous holiday dinners, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, kugel and honey cake, is beyond my comprehension. A thin drawer next to the fridge pulled out to reveal a worn, built-in […]

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Garlic Scape Chickpea Omelette with Warm Potato Salad

The last time garlic scapes elbowed their way into my kitchen was three years ago, when I was given a bunch by a co-worker. I used them to make pesto. At the time, I considered pestos to be high-brow and gourmet, and hapless home cooks like me were far too bourgeois to create or consume […]

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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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