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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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Black Bean Meatballs

Looking to add some extra fibre to your diet? Then these tasty little beauties will fit the bill. Black beans are great for the digestive tract, plus they’re loaded with phytonutrients that help us balance blood sugar, reduce inflammation and support our hearts. These meatballs were a breeze to cook and they held up well […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Stacks

There are few flavours more appealing to me than the sweet pungency of roasted red peppers. And when did I last eat one? I have no clue. Somehow, they just fell out of my vegetable rotation in recent months, you know what I mean? Bell peppers have been abundant at the farmers market lately, which […]

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Sesame Orange Green Beans

(Looking for ways to eat healthy without spending a ton of cash? Check out my latest e-book about healthy eating on a budget.) This side dish may not scream ‘antioxidants’ to you, but believe me, everything in here is a free radical-fighting ninja. The obvious contender is the orange, which is packed with plenty of […]

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Chili Lime Yam Fries

(Looking for ways to eat healthy without spending a ton of cash? Check out my latest e-book about healthy eating on a budget.) Everyone has a strategy for creating the perfect batch of oven-baked fries. Some people place a cooling rack over a baking sheet, which allows for more air circulation and a crunchier texture. […]

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Roasted Zucchini and Mushrooms

I used to hate mushrooms. I thought they tasted weird and slimy. As I’ve discovered with many other foods, it turns out that once you learn how to cook mushrooms properly, they’re absolutely delicious. Now I find myself throwing mushrooms into all sorts of recipes and even designing meals that centre on them. This roasted […]

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