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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 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: Snack or […]

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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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Vegan Mango Lassi

A short while ago, I attended a strange yoga class. Limbs were flying. Breath was quick and heated. The music was spunky. I could certainly see why other people were enjoying themselves, but it wasn’t the gentle, soothing flow I needed and it made me grumpy. To top it all off, when the class was […]

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Cool Cucumber Salad

In Vancouver, we get about one month of summer each year. We spend our June-uary days in sweaters and jackets; I’ve even attended an early July fireworks celebration wearing a down vest and toque. Just so you know, it’s not like this in all of Canada. We don’t live on ice floes with the polar […]

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Dill Pickle Kale Chips

Kale is all the rage these days. In case you haven’t heard, it’s the new beef. I’ve been seeing fancy, delicate bags of flavoured kale chips cropping up in grocery stores all over town. Now, I’m usually not one to deprive health-minded companies of business, especially when they’re trying to provide a wholesome snack that […]

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How to Make Your Own Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is incredibly expensive to buy in the store. Want to know what’s in it? Coconut flesh. That’s all. You can mimic the creamy, coconutty goodness at home using shredded coconut. It’s a simple process, really – just like making other nut butters. And when you’re done, spread it on toast, use it in […]

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Carrot Raisin Salad

I could tell you plenty about the healthful properties of carrots. Like they are loaded with antioxidants, are great for the cardiovascular system, keep our eyes healthy and help prevent cancer. But I won’t bore you, because all you need to know is this carrot salad is ah-mazing. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and […]

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