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Blackberry Prune Smoothie Bowl

Happy 2016 everyone! Many of us launch a new year with a litany of goals and intentions. Lose weight, get boyfriend, quit sugar, read more books, go to the gym. In the last few years, I’ve identified an annual set of words that will guide the 12 months to come. This year, however, I found […]

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Raw Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

Raw, Nut-Free Chocolate Brownies

After 12 weeks of ice cream, perhaps you were expecting a recipe for salad or juice. Nope! The reason? This healthy, portable, nut-free and easy treat is too good not to share for back-to-school season. A lovechild of sunflower double chocolate chip cookies and raw cocoa nibbles, these raw brownies will only take you a few […]

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Quick Pickled Radishes

  My grandparents had a tiny apartment kitchen with only a couple of feet of counter space. How my grandmother managed to cook voluminous holiday dinners, including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, kugel and honey cake, is beyond my comprehension. A thin drawer next to the fridge pulled out to reveal a worn, built-in […]

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Vegan Salad

A Salad for Salad-Haters with Creamy Basil Dressing

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. As you may or may not remember, I’m not a fan of salads. There aren’t too many salad recipe ’round here, except for ones with roasted veggies, beans, […]

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Dairy-free Smoothie

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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Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

It is NOT September. Summer is NOT over. And so, I will continue with my denial by eating popsicles made with summer fruit. Won’t you join me? Strawberry Coconut Popsicles   Print Prep time 8 mins Total time 8 mins   gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, five ingredients or less Author: Sondi Bruner Recipe type: […]

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How to Recover from Falling off Your Diet Wagon

I recently returned from a hometown visit to Toronto. I flew there for my father’s wedding and a party for my brother and his new wife, but when I arrived I descended into an unexpected flurry of commotion. My grandmother passed away mere hours after I landed, which meant a funeral, shiva and sorting through […]

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Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw

Cabbage is not a vegetable known for its sex appeal. It may evoke memories of your Polish grandmother, or it may have a bothersome tendency of making you toot. Hear me out. Cabbage has a ton of anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering properties. It’s an amazing source of the amino acid l-glutamine, which nourishes and heals […]

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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 – 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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Spicy Red Pepper Kale Chips

This recipe makes a lot more chips than the meagre amount you see in the picture. Unfortunately, I ate almost the entire batch before realizing I hadn’t snapped any photos of them. At least that’s an indication of how good they are, right? It’s intensely satisfying to gobble an enormous bowl of chips and know […]

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