15 Warm and Nourishing Cold-Weather Soups (options for paleo, vegan, gf)

Vegetable soup background with copy space. Dry leaves, miniature pumpkins, spices, dried vegetables around table. Close up directly above shot. Warming and comforting autumn soups with options for paleo, vegan, and gluten free

Get your sweaters and cozy pyjama pants out baby! The fresh weather is here. What I feel like eating is VERY weather dependant, and even though a month ago I was keen on hearty healthy salads, now I’m into warm and nourishing cold-weather soups. Making soup is easy and in one cooking session you can […]

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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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Summertime Balsamic Zucchini with Tomatoes and Caramelized Red Onions

Fresh zucchini on wooden background; balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, caramelized red onion, London, ontario, holistic nutrition

More summer bounty recipes coming ‘atcha! One of the joys of summer is the availability of fresh, seasonal, local produce. The farmers market overflows with possibilities! The zucchini, the tomatoes, the cucumber, the beans! We know that eating (more, nutrient-dense) vegetables is one of the foundations of vibrant good health (not to mention clear skin […]

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread with Dark Chocolate and Coconut Oil – V, GF

chocolate-chip-shortbread-with coconut oil

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day! This is a day to celebrate love, in all its forms. Love for your family, your friends, your pets, your lover, your garden, your home, and above all, yourself. Today is a good day to give yourself a little extra care. Maybe an epsom salt bath, maybe a special nourishing dinner, […]

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Classic Raisin Molasses Bran Muffins – v, gf

I love bran muffins. It’s something that I easily forget when I’m busy stuffing chocolate chips into every recipe I make, but a trip to Virginia last weekend (Virginia has nothing to do with bran muffins, per se, except that I was there when I remembered how delicious bran muffins are) reminded me that the […]

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Chocolate Chunk Nut Butter Blondies (with Teff Flour)

chocolate chunk nut butter blondies with teff flour

Are you enamored with teff flour yet? I am! Teff flour is my new baking darling. Making cookies? Teff flour. Making brownies? Teff flour. Making snack bars? Heck, yes, teff flour! Even the Globe and Mail is publishing full page articles extolling the virtues of teff, and when the Globe and Mail gets on board, […]

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Make Chickpea Flour Shine With These 5 Awesome Recipes

Sometimes after buying a large bag of chickpea/teff/sorghum/coconut/almond/etc. flour, you make the recipe you intended to make and then think, ‘huh. Well, that still leaves me 95% of this flour. What do I do with it now?’ It’s handy to have a back-pocket repertoire of recipes that feature whatever flour you have in mind. And […]

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Homemade Muesli Breakfast Cereal with Banana Chips and Raisins

I lived in Granada, Spain for about 6 weeks after my second year of university, and for the entire time, I subsisted (for breakfast) on Fruta y Fibre cereal, purchased from a nearby department store that had a grocery chain in the bottom. It was basically flaked wheat cereal with dried fruit and banana chips, and I […]

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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Teff and Kamut Flour

I’m definitely new to the teff flour bandwagon. I’m not entirely sure that there even IS a teff flour bandwagon, but however small or niche it is, I’m still new to it. I’ve seen a few delicious looking teff flour recipes in one of my favourite cookbooks, Clean Food, but the only thing I’d eaten […]

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Crunchy Chickpea Flour Crackers with Onion and Sesame Seeds

There is a reason I included chickpea flour as one of my ‘extra choice’ items for my April clean eating challenge – these crackers are that reason. These crackers, and all of the other awesome stuff you can make from chickpea flour, like socca, chocolate chip cookies, and vegan french toast. Chickpea flour is underestimated and […]

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