Polenta with Fresh Corn, Quinoa & Marinated Kale

  I have this habit of checking my calendar to find out what I did on a given day one, two, three + years ago. I find it entertaining to reminisce on where I was and how I felt then compared to today. This day last year, we were discovering Bruges and tasting all the good stuff Belgium offers. …

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Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago, as I was savouring lunch, I mused over the food I was eating. My lunch consisted of a curried carrot & turnip soup with a dollop of yogurt, along with a slice of wholegrain bread. Both the soup and yogurt were homemade using organic ingredients. The produce (onions, carrots, turnips) came …

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Blueberry-Kale Breakfast Smoothie

Let me be the first to wish you Happy New Year! I hope 2014 brings you health and happiness, because that’s what truly matters. I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately. Somehow, having a nutrient-packed smoothie for breakfast has been having a positive impact on the rest of my day. It makes me want to …

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Lemony Kale & Lentil Soup

Patches of ice have appeared in the streets of Montreal and I can now see my breath when I bike to work. The return of cold weather means there are fewer bikers in the streets and finding a vacant rack to lock my bike is no longer challenging. I wonder how late into the winter …

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Raw Kale Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

    I like nice people. My neighbour Louis surprised me with a bagful of fresh kale from his garden yesterday. He’s one of the lucky few to enjoy a plot at the community garden next to our apartment building. Over the past few weeks, he’s generously shared with me some of his plants and …

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Kale with Tahini Dressing

Dark leafy greens. We all hear they have great benefits, yet most of us don’t really know what to do with kale, swiss chard or collard greens. I used to find them intimidating, too. Kale is a type of cabbage that grows well in Northern climates. Nutritionally, it’s a winner. One cup of cooked greens …

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Jerusalem Artichoke & Rosemary Soup

Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions yet? Do these include kale by any chance? Just teasing. I’m not big on new year’s resolutions myself, but I agree that taking an honest look at your life on a regular basis is healthy whether that’s in January or not.  My friend Charles recently gifted me two bags of Jerusalem artichokes from his …

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Creamy Green Smoothie

  I like smoothies that are thick and creamy without being icy. I like topping them with superfoods like hemp or chia seeds, bee pollen, nuts and / or berries. And more often than not, homemade granola. The final result must inevitably be savoured with a spoon and it always feels like such a treat …

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Coconut-Chia Pie with Seasonal Berries

As I progress through my very first gardening season (and more recently started foraging), I am adapting to eating a lot more with the season exactly as it evolves. While that may sound very basic, it’s not something that most urbanites are used to (not having access to land and shopping in grocery stores where seasons …

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