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Non-Dairy Ways to Make Soup Creamy

I am down with slurping soup all year long. It’s not uncommon for me to curl up with a bowl of split pea soup, baby bok choy stoup or congee on a hot July evening. Kooky, I know. I appreciate that for most of you, soup season doesn’t kick off until the weather cools and […]

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How to Save Money on Organics

Hug a farmer, ‘cause it’s national Organic Week here in Canada. For a few years now I’ve prioritized organic food in my budget. I don’t want to chow down on hazardous chemicals and pesticides that are found in conventional produce. Organic food is tastier and better for the environment.  I like supporting local farmers. And, […]

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Afraid of Commitment? Me too – Here’s How You Can Deal with It

‘Fear of commitment’ is a phrase we’ve all seen debated in glossy women’s magazines and Hollywood rom coms, but I think this fear is much more complex that the worn-out cliché implies. Whether it’s caused by relationships, jobs, social events, family gatherings, exercise, diets – a fear of commitment has probably clutched you in its […]

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Zucchini Recipe Roundup

Summer’s almost over! Don’t fret – there’s lots to look forward to, like apples, winter squash, cozy sweaters, warm snacks, hot chocolate and more. But before all that, here are a few zucchini-tastic ways to enjoy the last of your summer squash. Spaghetti Pie with Zucchini Noodles It’s zucchini noodles to the rescue! When combined […]

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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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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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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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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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Working with Dairy-Free Cheese

If you need extra help navigating dairy-free living, check out my one-to-one services, which include customized meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. It wasn’t easy to drop dairy from my life, but the benefits of cutting it out far outweighed the joy I experienced from eating ice cream or yogurt. I will, however, be the […]

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How to Supercharge Your Smoothie with Everyday Foods

Superfoods are fun to play with, and I’ve used many of my favourites like cacao powder, cacao nibs, maca, lucuma, Dandy blend, chlorella and more on this blog. I view fancy superfoods as beneficial trimmings, but they’re not absolutely essential to a healthy diet. We don’t need to hike up a mountain to find incredibly […]

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