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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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A Guide to Using Dried Beans (including how to make them more digestible!)

There are so many reasons to love beans! High in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, beans are a tiny yet mighty superfood. Personally, I prefer using dried beans – they’re cheaper, contain no additives and – best of all – can be cooked in special ways to make them more digestible. In this month’s Allergen-Friendly Ingredients […]

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Culinary Nutrition Open House

Watch 6 Free Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free Cooking Videos

Happy Friday! I’m popping in to wish you a wonderful weekend and let you know about a free online open house at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, which features a selection of gluten-free and dairy-free cooking videos. It’s happening on Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 10:00am, but you’ll have an entire 24 hours to watch […]

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Breakfast Cookies - Your Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Get Your Guide to Natural Sweeteners

The foods on the shelves today would make our great-grandparents’ heads spin, but few aisles would be more confusing for them than the one with natural sweeteners. White sugar is a pantry item that’s been used for generations, but research is piling up to show that white, refined sugar is harmful to our health. It’s a highly addictive […]

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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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Want to Become a Culinary Nutrition Expert?

One of the most life-fueling, rewarding and inspirational parts of the work I do is my position as head program coach for the Academy of Culinary Nutrition’s Culinary Nutrition Expert program. In this role, I get to connect with students from all over the world and help them facilitate their personal and professional growth. When I interned with […]

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From Scratch Cooking 2016

From Scratch Cooking 2016: an E-Cookbook For Charity

Sometimes, the weight of sadness in the world feels like it’s crushing me. When I read the post ‘All the things that softly kill me‘ last week by Danielle Laporte, it was as if she was channeling the folds of my brain. We live in the same city, so I see the type of men […]

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Win a Copy of My Second Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook!

I’m a huge fan of recipes that are no-fuss, simple, healthful and delicious. I’ve had numerous workshop participants exclaim ‘That’s it?!?’ after watching me create a recipe. A couple of months ago, I announced the arrival of my first cookbook, Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Action Plans. The feedback on this book has been incredible, and thank […]

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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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