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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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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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Blueberry Cacao Green Smoothie

I’m a creature of habit. Ninety percent of the time, if I’m making a smoothie, it’ll be this one, ’cause it’s my all-time favourite. (The other 10 percent is usually this chocolate delight.) It recently occurred to me that I’ve never shared my favourite smoothie recipe on this blog, though most of my nutrition clients […]

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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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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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Lemon Lover’s Smoothie

I recently visited Toronto to spend some much-needed quality time with family, as well as play in Meghan Telpner’s pink kitchen. When I lived in Toronto, Parkdale wasn’t a trendy neighbourhood. I probably would have been scared to wander its streets even if I’d heard of it. After spending the winter in Meghan’s Parkdale oasis, […]

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Oatmeal Almond Breakfast Cookies

Everyone loves cookies. Especially healthful ones you can eat for breakfast. But first, let’s talk almond flour, shall we? Many recipes use almond meal and almond flour interchangeably, but in my experience they’re not the same. Almond meal, created by grinding almonds in a food processor or high-speed blender, is far coarser than store-bought almond […]

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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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Butternut Squash Smoothie

Maple Butternut Squash Smoothie

  This recipe was intended for a new e-cookbook I’m developing. It was such a smashing success, though, I simply couldn’t keep it to myself. I need to share the scrumptiousness right now. I wonder if this will become a familiar pattern…? This smoothie tastes flipping fantastic. I had to be mindful and pace myself […]

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Vanilla Bean White Hot Chocolate

I love a superfood hot chocolate as much as the next gal. Yet sometimes (gulp – please don’t be mad!) I’m simply not in the mood for the taste of chocolate. The other day I was at a loss because I had an extreme hankering for a hot, satiating drink, but was utterly uninterested in […]

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