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Spaghetti Pie (with Zucchini Noodles)

I know. When you mash the words ‘spaghetti’ and ‘pie’ together, your mind does not immediately leap to the concept of ‘healthy’. Especially since spaghetti pies are typically loaded with refined pasta, eggs, milk and cheese. Not items we eat in these parts (and by ‘these parts’, I mean my small intestine and colon). This […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

It astounds me that I’ve never posted a basic chocolate chip muffin recipe. Chocolate chips enhance all baked goods. This is a fact. And these muffins? Heaven. A crisp exterior and soft pillowy insides, punctured by bursts of chocolate. Yup. Heaven. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time […]

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Asian Comfort Food – Recipes from our Charity Dinner

On April 5th, my friend Tami and I participated in a city-wide event called Dinner Party YVR, organized by Social Bites, where 30 hobby chefs cooked meals for guests and all proceeds went to local charities. Our charity of choice is The Sharing Farm Society, an incredible non-profit which grows food for families in need. […]

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Gingered Carrot and Yam Dip

Do you think we can learn to love the foods we hate? A couple of weeks ago, I shared my new appreciation for olives, and now I can add ginger to the list of foods that are growing on me. Peppery, spicy ginger is one of those flavours I’ve never really enjoyed. Well, except for […]

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Random Use for Lemon Zest: Make Lemon Pepper

There are a lot of lemons in my life. I juice at least five or six of them each week because I begin my day with glass of water mixed with one tablespoon or so of lemon juice – this stimulates digestion and revs up the liver. Plus, I use lemon in plenty of recipes […]

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Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Coconut Yogurt

If you’re looking to add a boost to your diet, fermented foods are incredibly beneficial. They’re packed with gut-friendly probiotics and enzymes that support digestion, and the fermentation process enhances the nutrient content. In a nutshell, fermented foods make our tummies happy. And happy guts mean a better immune system, improved brain function, less stress […]

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Sweet and Savory Medjool Date Pho

This is a sponsored post by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, which means I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I vet products carefully to ensure they align with my nutritional values, and only feature brands I genuinely use and enjoy. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. We’re used to […]

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Mediterranean Millet Flatbread

I’ve never been a fan of eating olives. Hold on. I’m being too diplomatic here. I have always despised olives. I frantically ask restaurant servers to leave them off menu items. I firmly believe they don’t deserve to be classified as a pizza topping. I’ve never ordered a martini. In the last year or so, […]

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Healing Crohn’s Disease Ain’t Easy, plus a recipe for Broccoli Lemongrass Soup

It’s time for another update on my journey to heal myself naturally from Crohn’s disease. For a quick catch up, check out this post and this post. I debated sharing this post with you today because I felt embarrassed and ashamed. But as Brené Brown points out in The Gifts of Imperfection, shame thrives in […]

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Nutty Lucuma Bars

I have become obsessed with no-bake bars and squares. They’re easy. They’re delish. And this recipe is so healthy it’s practically a salad. Here’s why: Walnuts are packed with omega-3s, protein and fibre Flaxseeds contain unique plant fibres called lignans that offer antioxidant protection; flax also has a mucilaginous quality, lending a soothing hand to […]

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