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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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Sunbutter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

To illustrate the wonder and delight of these cookies, I’ll recount the exchange I had with my husband after I baked them. Husband: (with his mouthful of cookie) These are really good. Me: Do they taste like peanut butter and jelly? Husband: (looking concerned) Yes. Why? Aren’t these peanut butter and jelly? Me: Yes, there’s […]

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Just Beet It Muffins

I am often enticed by the lure of brightly coloured beets at the farmers market or the grocery store. I genuinely like the taste of beets. I love their incredibly detoxifying nutritional benefits. Yet I’m often at a loss for what to do with beets besides steaming or roasting them. I regularly gaze at them […]

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Chocolate Swirled Almond Butter

Do you see it? I see full, pouty lips at the bottom of this jar of chocolate swirled almond butter. And a shock of hair sweeping across the imaginary, eye-less face. But maybe it’s just me. What does it mean when you glimpse faces in your almond butter? In case you’re wondering, this almond butter […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread

‘Cause you can never have too many banana bread recipes in your arsenal. Note: This bread crumbles slightly when sliced. It helps if you chill it for a bit first. Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Bread Prep time 15 mins Cook time 50 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins   gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, […]

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Mini Almond Date Tarts

So these happened. Caramel-y, gooey mini almond date tarts. They’re kinda like butter tarts, a classic pastry here in Canada. Except they don’t have butter. Or corn syrup. Or eggs. Dates have a lot going for them. They’re an excellent source of fibre, they’ve got minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium, as well as […]

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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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Peppermint Patties

I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Probably because I’ve spent most of my life single and feeling grumpy about it. Of course I always loved Valentine’s Day candy, especially the next day when it went on sale. My consumption was insane – we’re talking fistfuls of Hershey kisses and as many cinnamon […]

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Banana Chips

For many years, banana chips have been off my radar. Then, during a trip to Trader Joe’s a few months ago, I picked up a bag on a whim and my love for banana chips was reignited. Store-bought banana chips, even the organic ones, are typically fried in coconut oil and contain added sugars. I […]

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Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Is it possible to create a five-ingredient brownie? Almost. I could have excluded the vanilla, but it’s too fragrant and delightful. There’s a fine line between clinging to a challenge and deprivation. And so, a six-ingredient brownie will have to do. This recipe is incredibly easy to pull together and creates very little mess. I […]

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