Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Baking, Breakfast, Nutrition Posts, Smoothies

Have you ever wondered what makes a food a ‘superfood’?  It’s a term that’s thrown around rather loosely these days!  According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

superfood

noun  su·per·food \ ˈsü-pər-ˌfüd \

Definition of superfood. plural superfoods. : a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person’s health.

I had the opportunity to partner with Manitoba Harvest this month to host another GIVEAWAY and develop a couple of recipes showcasing this ‘superfood’, which begs the question: do Hemp Hearts qualify as a superfood?  And my answer is YES!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 4

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: a Baker's Dozen Cookbooks!!!

On the 4th day of Christmas I give thee… a BAKER’S DOZEN (aka 13) of my favourite cookbooks ($450 value)!  I LOVE cookbooks, it’s a serious obsession!  As you may know, Jillian and I are publishing our very own cookbook soon with Penguin Random House, and I can’t wait to add it to my collection!!!

I’m thrilled to be giving away these amazing cookbooks thanks to our publisher, Penguin Random House. Talk about filling up your library and getting inspired!  Here they are my fellow foodies!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 2

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Fraiche Nutrition 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 2: THREE Keurig coffee machines !

As a mom of two little boys I REALLY appreciate a good cup of coffee!  Which is why I’m so excited about hosting this giveaway for Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

We all have people on our list who seem impossible to buy for, right? But I’m pretty sure I heard Santa say that you can never go wrong with coffee, and this tired mama couldn’t agree with him more!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 1

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12 Days of Christmas Paderno 13 Piece Cookware Giveaway valued at $999!

We are carrying on the last couple years’ tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, and they keep getting better and better!  I’m so excited about this year’s giveaways, starting with some awesome new cookware to help you step up your cooking game!

Good cookware is the backbone of a kitchen…which is why I’m so excited to be giving away a 13-piece Paderno Canadian Signature Stainless Steel Cookware Set valued at $999!

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Gingerbread Energy Bites (gluten free)

Gluten-Free, Snacks, Vegan

Gingerbread Energy Bites by Tori Wesszer, Registered Dietitian made with Genuine Health protein powder and loaded with nutrition!

It’s that time of year when we trade in the pumpkin for gingerbread, and I personally couldn’t be happier! I mean, I love pumpkin, but I’ve seriously tested the limits of how many pumpkin dishes a person can consume this season.  Time to move on.

I wanted to create something that tasted like a cookie but is super healthy.  I have nothing against cookies, but tricking your tastebuds while making your body happy isn’t a bad thing either!  Ok, these actually take like gingerbread cookie dough.  Not that I’ve tasted it of course…;).  The whole family loved these and they take mere moments to make.  Which is just enough time for Max to find his way into the fridge for the 80th time and start pulling everything out.  Good thing he’s cute!View The Post

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Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

Gluten-Free, Holiday Dishes, Sides, Vegan

Gluten Free Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf

This gluten-free dish is packed with earthy flavours and is perfect for the holiday table!  A couple of our family members can’t eat gluten, so we are ALWAYS on the hunt for dishes that we can easily whip together that everyone will love!  Because who wants to cook two separate meals?  I mean, putting on a holiday spread is a load of work, let’s be honest!

Once thought to have little to no nutrition, mushrooms are in fact rich in B vitamins, minerals (including selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus) and a type of fibre called beta-glucans that might improve insulin resistance and cholesterol levels. Cooking the quinoa in stock adds flavor to this simple dish. Make this pilaf as a hearty side dish or serve it as a vegetarian main dish with a side salad.View The Post

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Holiday Dishes

The holidays aren’t the holidays without pumpkin pie.  But what if you’re unable to eat gluten?  Dry your tears, this pie is your answer!  Rich and flaky with a perfect hint of fall spices, this pie will check all of your boxes.  I was so excited to work with Nature’s Fare Markets to create this recipe: my aunt and cousin both have Celiac Disease, and are always missing out on the pie at the holidays…no fun!  My aunt told me that she has yet to find a good pie crust recipe and I was up to the challenge.

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Charlie’s Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Breakfast, Gluten-Free

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal by Fraiche Nutrition

Weekdays are nuts.  Like really nuts.  Anybody agree?  Getting two kids out the door feels like pure mayhem most days!  I’m UH-MAZED at you moms who all pull it off (especially for those of you with more than two kids), mommyhood isn’t for the weak!

Now, let’s talk breakfast.  Charlie is one of those kids who can’t sit still, and meal times are no exception.  If I had a nickel for every time that I asked him to sit down and take a bite… Knowing how challenging it is to get kids to eat, especially in the morning, makes it that much more important to find healthy breakfast foods that they LOVE!View The Post

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