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Gluten-Free, Vegan Avocado Toast

A Guide to Understanding Fats: Myths and Reality

Let’s face it: nutrition advice can be confusing. One area that’s rife with misinformation is fat. I’m sure many of us remember the low-fat craze, where we ate low-calorie cookies (Snackwells anyone?) and low-fat yogurt and egg whites and were absolutely terrified of fat grams. We’ve spent more than half a century fearing fat and believing […]

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15 Savory Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Throughout North America, we’ve devolved into downing sweet treats that are basically desserts for breakfast. I’m not criticizing desserts; sweetness in our lives is important, especially when they’re natural and nutrient-rich. Yet breakfast is a time when we are literally breaking the fast since we ate dinner the night before, which could be anywhere from […]

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Culinary Tools

5 Inexpensive Cooking Tools You Need in Your Kitchen

  Whipping up recipes from scratch is much easier (and quicker) when you have the right tools to do the job. I love my fancy appliances like my Vitamix, my food processor, my juicer and my food dehydrator, but the truth is you don’t need them to get a delicious meal on the table. All […]

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Guide to dairy-free milk

A Guide to Plant-Based Milks

Years ago, if you were allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant you had only a couple of options: soy milk or watery rice milk. If you’ve consumed either of these, you’ll understand why some people gag at the thought of dairy-free milk. ‘Cause soy milk and watery rice milk are straight-up gross. Now that allergen-friendly and […]

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Gluten-free and vegan coconut macaroons

Your Complete Guide to Using Coconuts in Baking + Cooking

You might not have considered this before, but there are a lot of different ways to enjoy coconuts. A lot. Coconut products are a charismatic combination of flavour and nutrient density; I’ve encountered very few people who are coconut haters — if you’re one of them, I won’t hold it against you. Each coconut product has […]

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Is baking with flaxseeds dangerous?

Is baking with flaxseeds dangerous?

Is baking with flaxseeds dangerous? An excellent question! Five and a half years ago, I wrote a blog post answering this question. Well, sort of. I initially wrote the post when I was in the throes of nutrition school. I was totally overwhelmed by new, exciting and terrifying information, and overly enthusiastic to share it with […]

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What To Do With Hemp + Chia Seeds

“Superfood” is a word that’s bandied about and often it’s a piece of fluffy marketing lingo that capitalizes on our need for quick fixes. I believe most whole ingredients have superfood qualities — we just need to recognize them. Still, there are some foods that are more nutrient dense than others. And in my latest column for Food Bloggers of […]

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Vegan Carrot Bread

Get Your Guide to Gluten-Free Flours

The world of gluten-free flours is a fun one to explore. When I was a ‘regular’ baker, I used all-purpose flour and that’s about it. Now, I have more than half a dozen flours in my pantry I can use to play and create. There are a multitude of gluten-free flours you can use for baking […]

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How to Improve Digestion

Your Holiday Digestion Survival Guide

The holidays are approaching and we know what that means: decadent food and treats. The holiday season is filled with temptations, from chocolates to booze to gluten- and dairy-laden cookies, cakes, breads, stuffings and sauces. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, digestive issues or food intolerances, it may seem like the holidays are designed to bum you out and […]

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

5 Foods to Boost Your Immunity This Winter

Fall and winter can be challenging times of the year. In many places, autumn means a chill in the air and an increased risk of colds or flus, plus with the holidays there are a multitude of unhealthy temptations that can degrade our health and leave our immune systems vulnerable. There are, however, a load of […]

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