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Chocolate Protein Cookies

I’ll admit I was not crazy about these cookies at first. I don’t like protein powders and though I used one that was mild and neutral, the flavour still seemed a bit overwhelming. Slowly but surely, I grew to appreciate these little dense, satisfying nuggets with their delightful pops of chocolatey sweetness. They make the […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal Tart

You all know that I am a precision cook. I find enjoyment and comfort in following recipes to the letter, as I fear failure when I venture off on my own. Since my time in Toronto, I’m more willing to veer off-recipe and – gasp – even attempt recipes from scratch. I was inspired by […]

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Cocoa Coconut Muffins

Are you a grocery store tourist? I definitely am. I love checking out local markets, health food stores and shops to drool over their products, especially when I’m in a new city. Though Toronto isn’t exactly ‘new’ to me, I have been away for a long time and plenty has changed in my absence. I’ve […]

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Sesame Snack Bars

Remember Sesame Snaps? They’re still in grocery stores, usually by the checkout, priced around the 50-cent mark or offered at three for a dollar. When I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, I often snacked on them because I’d heard that sesame seeds were very high in calcium. Which is true. But the ample amount of sugar […]

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Orange Almond Coconut Muffins

Love muffins? I do! If you feel the same, check out my guest post on the Love in the Kitchen blog for a fabulous recipe. And please don’t mind the dirty title of the post over there. That was all Meghan.

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Banana Walnut Bread

A few months ago, my 88-year-old grandmother broke her hip. Thankfully, she’s okay, but she was very frustrated that wasn’t able to immediately leap out of bed after surgery. So I emailed my mother a few nutritional suggestions that might help things along. This is the response I got in return: “Grandma says to tell […]

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Carrot Spice Muffins

Do you ever find yourself with several jars or packages that are nearly finished and taking up valuable space in your cupboard? Last week, I realized that I had about five crumpled, rolled-up packages of gluten-free flours in my pantry. I wanted to use them, so I figured muffins were a good way to do […]

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Sweet Potato Brownies

When I was little, I was fortunate to have a stay-at-home mom until I began first grade. We played, we watched soap operas – and we baked. Back then, my mom made everything in the Cuisinart food processor. There were no stand mixers, hand mixers or blenders in our house. I would pull up a […]

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Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Friends, I have returned to baking. When I embarked upon the 28-day raw food healing challenge, I seriously wondered if I could live without my oven. Now, more than three months later, it feels strange to use it. Sure, I’ve used the burners to lightly steam and sauté vegetables. But to don oven mitts? That’s […]

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Banana Oat Muffins

There are so many incredible gluten-free bloggers out there that I find myself mainly using their recipes, rather than adapting ones that contain gluten and dairy. Then these muffins caught my eye on foodgawker and they looked so pretty and golden, so delicately sprinkled with rolled oats, so enticing; I had to adapt them. Mine […]

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