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Rhubarb Orange Chia Jam

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. I am certainly not the first person on earth to make a batch of chia jam, but boy, whoever dreamed up the idea is a genius. Chia seeds […]

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A Salad for Salad-Haters with Creamy Basil Dressing

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. As you may or may not remember, I’m not a fan of salads. There aren’t too many salad recipe ’round here, except for ones with roasted veggies, beans, […]

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Lemon Lover’s Smoothie

I recently visited Toronto to spend some much-needed quality time with family, as well as play in Meghan Telpner’s pink kitchen. When I lived in Toronto, Parkdale wasn’t a trendy neighbourhood. I probably would have been scared to wander its streets even if I’d heard of it. After spending the winter in Meghan’s Parkdale oasis, […]

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How to Stick to a Gluten-Free Diet

Eating plans are easier to follow when we’re first starting out, because we’re motivated and excited to make changes. It’s like being in the honeymoon stage of a new relationship, where everything is warm and fuzzy and special. Then you catch a whiff of freshly baked bread or have to choose a boring salad at […]

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Homemade Tomato Salsa

Now that my appetite is improving, I’ve whipped up a collection of delicious dishes in my kitchen. All of them tasty. Many of them not so tasty-looking in photos. You know what always looks pretty? Homemade salsa, which is a breeze to make and is easily customizable. Longtime readers will probably remember that I’m a […]

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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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