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Maple Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola

Despite its name, buckwheat does not contain wheat – it’s actually a fruit seed related to the rhubarb family. Buckwheat is high in fibre and it’s great for your digestive tract, cardiovascular system and blood sugar levels. Though I’ve used buckwheat flour in the past, this was the first time I’ve tried it in its […]

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Butterscotch Tahini Bars

Since I eliminated dairy, I’m often asked how I get enough calcium. It’s understandable, as when we think of calcium, cow’s milk is usually the first thing that springs to mind. But you know what? There are plenty of plant-based calcium sources: almonds, Brazil nuts, broccoli, collards, kale, spinach, beet greens, Swiss chard, parsnips, parsley, […]

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Almond Crackers

I just returned from a holiday in my hometown of Toronto, where I caught up with family and friends and watched a ton of reality television with my mom. There wasn’t much cooking (or uncooking) going on while I was home, so I wanted to ease myself back into food preparation with a super easy […]

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Raw Oatmeal

A few months ago, I read an interesting book by John Robbins called Healthy at 100 about how to increase your lifespan. Robbins, the son of Baskin-Robbins co-founder Irv Robbins, eschewed the family ice cream business to pursue a life of healthy living that was more aligned with his personal values. One section of the […]

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The End of the Raw Food Healing Challenge

I am responsible for the creation of my health. I, therefore, participated at some level in the creation of this illness. Well, I made it. Last week I completed one full month of eating (mostly) raw in the 28-Day Raw Food Healing Challenge. It’s certainly been an interesting time – full of challenges and setbacks, […]

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Six ways to eat raw without going broke

Is it possible to eat healthfully without breaking the bank? This is a difficult question, and one that I’ve been preoccupied with since I began studying at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I’m the one who’s putting her hand up in class to ask, “But what do you do if you can’t afford that?” Flax […]

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Do you like piňa-vocados?

It’s almost July and we’re still waiting for summer here in Vancouver, BC. Consequently, I’m channeling the tropics in my kitchen with this lovely piňa-vocado smoothie. Perhaps if I blend it, summer will come…? This drink has got a lot going for it – with healthy fats from the avocado, potassium from the banana, abundant […]

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How to eat raw and still have friends

Chances are if you’ve ever been on a diet, have an allergy or choose an alternative food lifestyle, you already know social situations that revolve around food can get a little awkward. I often feel apologetic, and a little embarrassed, about my food habits. Sometimes I think I’m going to get pelted with chicken wings […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

Since I began the raw food healing challenge, I’ve been burning through lemons like never before. Each morning, I begin my day with a glass of lemon water to stimulate digestion and kickstart liver detoxification. And I’ve been using it in plenty of sauces, dressings and snacks. Lemons are very high in Vitamin C, but […]

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Five ways to save time in a raw food kitchen

I spent months deliberating when would be the ‘right time’ to begin eliminating my medication. I was fearful that a major health change might negatively impact my studies, and wondered if the risk of relapse was too high. Was it better to wait until I finished school? In the end, I decided that waiting another […]

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