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Broccoli Basil Bean Bites

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) Basil is one of those herbs I don’t use enough. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, along with a healthy dose of nutrients that fight pesky free radicals. Sounds like a super-herb to me. […]

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Beet and Avocado Sliders

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) Beets are an incredibly healthful, detoxifying food. Their gorgeous, deep pigment comes from a set of phytonutrients called betalains, which support the second step of liver detoxification by triggering the enzymes that neutralize toxins. […]

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Sweet Potato Falafel

Are you sick of sweet potato recipes yet? I’m not. There really are endless ways to use those babies. Apparently February is sweet potato month, and I had no clue. Good thing I’ve already been celebrating them all month long, like with this crust and yummy pie. This play on falafel is smoky and sweet, […]

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Easy Red Rice Pilaf

Have you guys heard of Bhutanese red rice? My rice awareness was essentially limited to the brown, wild and white varieties, until I read about the wide array of rice options in Alive Magazine. If you’re so inclined, you can read further about red rice over at Lotus Foods, but here’s the Coles Notes version: […]

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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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Baked Chickpea Fries

A few weeks ago, after I created these incredible baked avocado fries, a number of you suggested I attempt the same magic on chickpeas. I was certainly game, except I’d never had chickpea fries before. Once I sampled them for the first time at a local nerdy pub, I instantly understood why you asked me […]

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Butternut Squash Fritters

I’ve never been a fritter person. It’s partially due to an ancient fear of fatty, fried foods and weight gain, and partly because I’ve never owned a great frying pan, which renders me inept at frying in the first place. But I’ve been eating butternut squash for months in the same old ways and I […]

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Baked Avocado Fries

A nutritionist always has avocados on the brain. I’ll bet if you took a poll, more than 90% of us would name avocados as our favourite food. There are few things more decadent than deep-fried avocado. I recently swooned over the ‘avocado frites’ at Vancouver’s newest vegetarian restaurant, Heirloom. Then the folks over at My […]

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Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts

You may be thinking, ‘Gee, some of those Brussels sprouts look burnt.’ Let me tell you, those crunchy and caramelized bits are the best part. There were more of them, but they were so tempting I picked them off and ate them before I took photos. It’s a common practice in food photography to undercook […]

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Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I desperately want a vegetable garden in my backyard. The only problem? I kill everything. Everything. People breezily tell me how simple it is to grow this and that as they brandish their perfect bunches of kale or carrots, while I can’t grow a basil plant on my windowsill. When my friend Brenda moved to […]

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