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Vanilla Bean White Hot Chocolate

I love a superfood hot chocolate as much as the next gal. Yet sometimes (gulp ā€“ 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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Festive Quinoa Breakfast Burgers

This four-ingredient recipe turned into an ordeal that I did not anticipate. First, I sliced the tip of my finger when cutting the butternut squash, which required a brief pause to staunch the bleeding and bandage the minor wound. Then I realized I had not bought a pomegranate in several years. I’ve watched and read […]

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Cranberry Millet Breakfast Bake

There is always something new to learn in life. Every time I cook whole grain millet, I find it bitter and unpleasant and need to disguise it with herbs, spices and sauces. Well, it turns out that stale millet is bitter and unpleasant. Fresh millet is delightful. Have you ever realized you were completely wrong […]

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Building Delicious Egg-Free Breakfasts

Eggs are a breakfast staple. Not only do we scramble, poach, boil and fry them, but we also incorporate eggs into a huge variety of breakfast-y fare like frittatas, breads, muffins, pancakes, French toast and other pastries. Unfortunately, many of us are allergic or intolerant to eggs (myself included), and egg allergies are the second […]

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Carrot Cake Granola

Carrots are fantastic for so many reasons. They’re a good source of fibre, they’re packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients and they’re loaded with antioxidants, which protect our cells from damage, aging and disease. Now we’ve got one more reason to love them. Recent research in the field of affordable nutrition shows that carrots are one of […]

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Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Pancakes

I’ve had breakfast on my mind lately, and not just because it’s something I eat every day. Many peeps out there tell me that breakfast is the hardest meal to replace when they change their diets. Most North American breakfast staples like cereal, toast and muffins are packed with common allergens like gluten, dairy, nuts, […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

When I was growing up, my Grandpa brought us Baskin Robbins every single Wednesday night. We were never allowed to actually eat it when he arrived. This wasn’t parental torture ā€“ it was too late in the evening to eat ice cream, so we enjoyed it on Thursday nights for dessert. I always chose the […]

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Quinoa Honey Nut Granola

Eating should be easy, shouldn’t it? After all, it’s one of our innate human instincts, something most of us do effortlessly minutes after being born (along with breathing and pooping, of course). For some, though, eating is not simple at all. We’ve got a plethora of experts touting the ‘perfect’ diet and constantly hear about […]

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Quick Kale and Broccoli Bowl

I love gourmet plant-based fare as much as the next health-loving, nutrition-focused foodie. People always tell the husband how lucky he is to be married to a nutritionist who adores experimenting in the kitchen. And while it’s true I love creating new and inventive dishes, the way I eat most of the time is dead […]

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Tahini Granola

Tahini usually gets the short end of the stick, doesn’t it? We blend it into dips, sauces and spreads, eager to disguise its nutty, earthy taste with other flavours. Poor tahini. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Until now. In this very more-ish granola, tahini has the opportunity to take centre stage. It doesn’t overpower, […]

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