Chocolate Tahini Energy Bars (Gluten Free)

Gluten-Free, Snacks

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First things first: I had no idea it was so easy to make homemade energy bars! That being said, I have to confess that this recipe took AGES to perfect, a rather humbling experience.  I mean, creating an energy bar should be so simple, right?  After five (yes, FIVE) failed attempts, these one-step beauties were created and were a crowd … View The Post

Crustless Asparagus Quiche (gluten-free)

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

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Quiche is one of those things that I make for special occasions, and my Quiche Lorraine recipe is always a hit.  I wanted to make a more ‘springy’ version without the crust to lighten it up a bit more (I use lighter cream and far less bacon than a traditional version does as well).  Of course make sure that your … View The Post

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (gluten-free, vegan)

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Vegan

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Now that we’re edging into some warmer weather, thoughts of cable knit sweaters, warm cups of tea and cozy dishes like Shepherd’s Pie are soon to become a distant memory.  But before you pack up your fluffy slippers for the year (I can’t be the only one who owns a pair of these amazingly comfy and oh-so-unattractive footwear), pull out your … View The Post

Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)

Main Dishes, Vegan

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This has to be one of my favourite pasta dishes on earth! Brimming with flavour from fresh garlic, mounds of fresh basil, lemon juice and zest in a base of healthy avocados all from Nature’s Fare Markets, this vegan sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.

Potato, Cheddar & Chive Waffles (vegan option)

Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

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Waffles are a ‘thing’ at our house. Now, I’ve had the same old waffle iron since my university days (translation: a long time ago), so was rather thrilled to get a new top-of-the-line Breville Smart Waffle Maker from Best Buy Canada!  They have so many to choose from, but this one caught my eye.  Kind of like the Cadillac of … View The Post

Tropical Chia Pudding

Breakfast, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Snacks

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I doubt that I need to explain how awesome chia seeds are for your health, but since it’s Nutrition Month, I want to put in a good word for them.  Not that they need my help, they’ve kind of been the golden child of the superfood movement! Chia seeds may not look like much, but they pack a big nutrition … View The Post

Super Charged Hot Cereals

Breakfast, Recipes

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When I mention ‘hot cereal’ to you, what comes to mind?  Likely a bowl full of stiff oatmeal or possibly lumpy Cream of Wheat (if you grew up in the same era as I did…mine was always lumpy for some reason).  Breakfast give us SUCH a great opportunity to eat more whole grains (packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and … View The Post