13 Hearty Healthy Salads for Autumn! (options for paleo, gf, vegan)

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself in meal transition in September & October. You’re not yet ready for the seemingly endless days of roasted root vegetables that come in winter, but the light flavours of summer don’t seem entirely satisfying either. This is when it becomes all about the hearty autumn salad. With […]

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Fortifying Blackstrap Molasses Hot Chocolate

molasses hot chocolate

As part of my plan for a fortifying fall season, I’m examining the possibilities of using Blackstrap Molasses in more food and beverage options. Why? Well, blackstrap molasses is a huge nutritional powerhouse. It has an incredible number of vitamins and minerals, including: iron (for building those red blood cells! 1 tablespoon has 15% of your daily […]

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Iron Boosting Fresh Fall Juice (with Beets)

Oh man, this juice is so good. One of my favourite local companies Pulp & Press Juice Co. makes a beautiful liver rinse juice with beets, which sparked my love affair with beet juice. Beets are inexpensive, readily available during the fall and winter, and highly nutritious, and beet juice is fresh, earthy, and so […]

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For the End of Summer: 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Friends, I am going through a bit of dry spell for blog creativity. I have no shortage of recipes to try, but I haven’t found anything of late that just really says “I’m a success and I need to be shared with the world.” I made some cantaloupe limeade the other day (basically you juice […]

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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Pecan Oat Streusel

A quick glance outside tells me that most, if not all, of the beautiful yellow, orange, and red leaves that used to be on the trees are now on the ground. This is the next phase of Autumn – when the air becomes a bit sharper with that note of winter, you have to dig […]

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Autumn Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Crust (v, gf)

Well, it’s almost Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. The weather is crisp, the leaves are changing, and I’m getting ready with a vegan and gluten-free Sweet Potato Pie. For all of us Autumn-ites, Thanksgiving is one of (if not THE) most beloved holidays. Of course, every holiday typically gathers family and friends to eat delicious, seasonal, […]

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Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Barley, Dried Cranberries, and Smoked Tofu

Roasted sweet potatoes, kale, cooked hulled barley, smoked tofu, and dried cranberries, with an olive oil/apple cider vinegar dressing. If that doesn’t sound like the supper equivalent of wrapping yourself in a plaid blanket and watching the leaves change, I don’t know what would. This salad is easy, comes together quickly, makes a bunch, lasts […]

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