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Lemon Poppyseed Biscuits

The original intention here was to create fluffy lemon poppy seed muffins. But the batter didn’t rise in the oven, so I decided to alter the name to lemon poppy seed biscuits instead. Hey, if The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and Puff Daddy/P. Diddy can make name changes, then so can I. After my […]

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Tahini Granola

Tahini usually gets the short end of the stick, doesn’t it? We blend it into dips, sauces and spreads, eager to disguise its nutty, earthy taste with other flavours. Poor tahini. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Until now. In this very more-ish granola, tahini has the opportunity to take centre stage. It doesn’t overpower, […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

It’s that time of year again. There is plenty to love about the Fall food season – squashes, carrots, potatoes, leeks, plums, pears, apples. Oh, the apples! The farmers market in my neighbourhood has about a zillion varieties. No exaggeration. So it may seem odd that I’ve created a recipe using canned pumpkin pie mix, […]

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Buckwheat Granola Bars

Most granola bar recipes contain oats. You probably already have a few recipes that use them, so I thought I’d experiment with something a little different. Enter buckwheat. It works perfectly in these granola bars, plus it’s a great source of fibre, which is great for our digestive tracts, cholesterol levels and blood sugar balance. […]

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Revamped Sesame Snack Bars, Two Ways

When I baked these granola bars last winter, I thought they were divine. No improvement needed. Then, given how much I enjoyed them, I became determined to recreate a scaled-down version that was equally delicious. What I came up with was not one, but two, incredible five-ingredient options that you can choose from, depending on […]

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Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies

I have a nerdy husband. That means I’m often left alone for long stretches of time while he plays Dungeons and Dragons in a dark basement. Yes, I’m married to an adult man who pretends to be an ogre or a wizard in his spare time. Can anyone out there relate? One Saturday night a […]

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Healthy Desserts E-Book is Now Available

I wrote a Kindle e-book about healthy desserts! All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free. Most of them are vegan, too. Here are the details about the goodness you’ll find in the book Healthy Desserts Made Easy: – 17 delectable recipes, including 8 that have never appeared on this blog […]

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Carrot Cake Cookies

When cookies are small, is it okay to have more of them? Discuss. I’m sure you’ll want to eat these tasty little cookies by the fistful once you get your hands on them. They’re aromatic, tender and delectable, plus they only take about 10 minutes to prepare – which is convenient, because then you’ll have […]

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Fruity Seedy Bread

Don’t you love it when you find a yummy-looking recipe and you already have all the ingredients to make it in your kitchen? That’s what happened to me with this bread. I can’t quite explain it, but I was entirely delighted with this little loaf. It just made me happy. Packed with high fibre flours, […]

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Soft Pumpkin Cookies

There’s a bakery in Seattle’s Pike Place Market that bakes monstrous, soft pumpkin cookies. Whenever I visited, I always made a beeline for them. I haven’t had one in years, but when my husband accidentally bought a can of pureed pumpkin pie mix, those cookies instantly popped into my brain. And suddenly I couldn’t stop […]

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