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Poppyseed Cookies (Mun Kichel)

Poppyseed Cookies (Mun Kichel)

My great Aunt Mollie was a saint. Loving, generous, kind-hearted, with an endless supply of patience that was much-needed on our side of the family. Every time she’d come to visit us, she’d haul along tins of mandelbrot (Jewish biscotti), pinwheel cookies and mun cookies. I always thought they were called ‘moon cookies’ because they […]

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10 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Are Amazingly Cheese-Like

Whenever I ask readers what dairy product they miss the most, the answer is always cheese. What power does cheese hold over us? It’s been a long time since I’ve had real dairy cheese, but I recall feeling pulled by its tangy, salty taste and gooey texture. For many years, cheese was the food I […]

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Blueberry Lavender Dairy-free Ice Cream

Blueberry Lavender Dairy-Free Ice Cream

During the summer we vacationed on Salt Spring Island, a small heavenly oasis in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. There isn’t a single traffic light on the island and the roads are dotted with farm stands where you pay for produce based on the honour system. While we’ve visited twice before, we’ve never been during the […]

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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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Salted Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter

Salted Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter

This ain’t nutella. It’s not even close – for a delicious version that is, check out this decadent chocolate spread (and it’s nut-free to boot!). I hope you’re still with me, because if you are you will be rewarded with a luxurious pleasure. I’ve long been a fan of sunflower seed butter (sunbutter), so much […]

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Mixed Berry Coconut Ice Cream

Mixed Berry Coconut Ice Cream

Way back in January, when I decided to eliminate sugar for a month, I bought a 2-kilogram bag of mixed berries. I thought, ‘Berries are naturally sweet. I’ll have more smoothies!’ You know what dampens the desire for smoothies? Freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and then rain until the end of May. And so, those berries […]

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Gluten-Free, Vegan Avocado Toast

A Guide to Understanding Fats: Myths and Reality

Let’s face it: nutrition advice can be confusing. One area that’s rife with misinformation is fat. I’m sure many of us remember the low-fat craze, where we ate low-calorie cookies (Snackwells anyone?) and low-fat yogurt and egg whites and were absolutely terrified of fat grams. We’ve spent more than half a century fearing fat and believing […]

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Edamame + Roasted Garlic Dip

Edamame + Roasted Garlic Spread

I’m reluctant to complain about the weather, but I’m going to do it anyway. After the icy winter we had here in Vancouver where the sidewalks and roads were literal skating rinks (but not fun ones – they were dangerous!), I promised I would never gripe about rain. Of course, if you consider weather conversations meaningless […]

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2017 Culinary Nutrition Conference

Free Online Culinary Nutrition Conference

I’ve been sharing a lot about the Academy of Culinary Nutrition lately, but with good reason: spring is a very busy time for us! I wanted to ensure you don’t miss out on this free, live online conference, which is happening next week on Wednesday, May 10. There is a spectacular slate of experts that […]

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From Scratch 2017: An E-Cookbook for Charity

From Scratch 2017, a gluten-free, dairy-free + plant-based e-cookbook for charity, is on sale starting today! This cookbook, compiled by the alumni of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, is the 4th annual edition and I’m so jazzed that you can now get your hands on a copy. I’ve got one of my recipes in there and I […]

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