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Gluten-Free Grains

Get Your Guide to Gluten-Free Grains

A decade ago, if you asked me to name all the grains I could think of, I would’ve capped out at four: wheat, rice, oats and rye. Today, my pantry is home to grains that number in the double digits and I’m always eager to try to latest and trendiest gluten-free grain. New gluten-free eaters often gravitate […]

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Culinary Tools

5 Inexpensive Cooking Tools You Need in Your Kitchen

  Whipping up recipes from scratch is much easier (and quicker) when you have the right tools to do the job. I love my fancy appliances like my Vitamix, my food processor, my juicer and my food dehydrator, but the truth is you don’t need them to get a delicious meal on the table. All […]

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Gluten-Free + Vegan Rhubarb Scones

What I made with my CSA: gluten-free + vegan rhubarb scones, falafel wraps, fennel spaghetti and more

During the third week of CSA season, we went away for a getaway on Salt Spring Island, which is off the southern coast of BC and is a haven for nature enthusiasts, foodies and artists. Since we took Daisy (our dog) with us, we spent a lot of time outside and driving around from park […]

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Want to Become a Culinary Nutrition Expert?

One of the most life-fueling, rewarding and inspirational parts of the work I do is my position as head program coach for the Academy of Culinary Nutrition’s Culinary Nutrition Expert program. In this role, I get to connect with students from all over the world and help them facilitate their personal and professional growth. When I interned with […]

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Cornmeal-Crusted Carrot Fries

This was my first foray into making fries using a root vegetable other than sweet potatoes. Truth is, I’ve known for a long time that you can whip up a batch of healthy fries using a multitude of options like carrots, parsnips, butternut squash and jicama. So I’m not sure why I’ve never tried it […]

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Neopolitan ‘Ice Cream’ Cake

On Friday, I celebrated Food Revolution Day by throwing a potluck party. I wanted to honour real food and real ingredients, but let’s be honest: it was actually an excuse to make this cake. When you mostly cook for yourself or for one other person, it’s difficult to justify making a dessert that calls for […]

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The Ultimate Pot Pie Filling

Why am I posting a recipe for a filling, instead of one for an entire veggie pot pie? Because it’s amazing. The best ever. It elicits the comforting sensations induced by roaring fires, molten chocolate lava cakes and puppies. You’ll want to eat this on its own. I sure have. (Also – I’m not good […]

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Easy Cream of Asparagus Soup

(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) I wholeheartedly believe that if you can read, you can learn to cook. However, I appreciate that preparing food is intimidating and daunting for some people. Plus, the popularity of gourmet cooking shows has […]

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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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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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