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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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Creamy Lentil Dip

Somewhere on the internet, I read the secret to creating ultra-creamy hummus is blending the liquids with tahini before adding the beans. I wish I could remember whose blog it was that enlightened me, so I could give her due credit. Because this tip changed. my. life. Yes. Changed my life. Other people are transformed […]

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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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