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Breadless Tempeh Veggie Sandwich

I’d like to introduce you to a new culinary trend: tempeh bread. I feel like a genius. A trailblazer. A maverick, if you will. ‘Cause while there are plenty of recipes that feature tempeh in sandwiches, I’ve yet to find one that uses tempeh to encase sandwich toppings. (Trust me, I googled.) This one is […]

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How to Salvage Gluten-Free Recipe Disasters

Last weekend, as I prepared to deliver a workshop about gluten-free holiday cooking, I experienced a rather unfortunate snafu. My red lentil crepes, which I was pre-cooking for 40 people, simply were not working. No matter how I tried to troubleshoot the recipe by changing up the amount of liquid, the pans, the temperature, the […]

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Buckwheat Mushroom Flatbread Bake

I’m no one-trick flatbread pony, you hear? Sure, chickpea socca is delicious. So is this red lentil and carrot flatbread. And we can’t forget herbed quinoa flatbread, either. Or flatbread pizza. Oh, I’ve just begun to traverse the expansive land of flatbreads stretched out before me. I’ll be straight with you: I think you need […]

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Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter

I’m gonna get real with you. If I could eat anything without consequences, I wouldn’t choose dairy-based ice cream. Or candy. Or pizza. Or cupcakes. It would be peanut butter, straight from the jar with a spoon. Unfortunately, most peanuts contain aflatoxins, a carcinogenic mold that puts pressure on the liver and causes gut imbalances […]

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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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Easy Red Rice Pilaf

Have you guys heard of Bhutanese red rice? My rice awareness was essentially limited to the brown, wild and white varieties, until I read about the wide array of rice options in Alive Magazine. If you’re so inclined, you can read further about red rice over at Lotus Foods, but here’s the Coles Notes version: […]

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Quick Kale and Broccoli Bowl

I love gourmet plant-based fare as much as the next health-loving, nutrition-focused foodie. People always tell the husband how lucky he is to be married to a nutritionist who adores experimenting in the kitchen. And while it’s true I love creating new and inventive dishes, the way I eat most of the time is dead […]

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Baked Avocado Fries

A nutritionist always has avocados on the brain. I’ll bet if you took a poll, more than 90% of us would name avocados as our favourite food. There are few things more decadent than deep-fried avocado. I recently swooned over the ‘avocado frites’ at Vancouver’s newest vegetarian restaurant, Heirloom. Then the folks over at My […]

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Carrot ‘Pasta’ with Tempeh

This is a quick and easy meal for those inevitable days when you don’t feel like spending a heap of time in the kitchen. I loved the simple flavour combination of this dish. I genuinely enjoy the nutty, slightly sour taste of tempeh, so I didn’t feel the need to embellish it with sauces or […]

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Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts

You may be thinking, ‘Gee, some of those Brussels sprouts look burnt.’ Let me tell you, those crunchy and caramelized bits are the best part. There were more of them, but they were so tempting I picked them off and ate them before I took photos. It’s a common practice in food photography to undercook […]

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