Rye Ginger Snaps

Today is a special day. For many people, myself included, it marked the last working day before the holidays. My office threw a silly re-gift exchange this morning. The concept is simple: You must give something you already own – you’re not allowed to buy anything. The lamer, the better, as we like to laugh. …

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Healthy Maple Granola

    Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers! What are you up to for the long weekend? I’m off to Toronto for a friend’s wedding. You might know that Action de Grâce is not really celebrated among French Quebecers. Actually, it’s not until I moved to Toronto in 2001 that I became aware of how different this holiday is …

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bran Muffins

In my kitchen, the sweet aroma of freshly baked muffins. In my stereo, the music of Elliott Smith, Beth Gibbons or Bon Iver. On my nightstand, L’Étranger by Albert Camus. Autumn resonates nicely with pumpkin patches, apple orchards, vibrant-coloured trees and the return of scarves and mittens. I always find this season bittersweet and nostalgic, …

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Banana Carob Chip Cookies

I know what you’re thinking. Why would I use carob when chocolate is decadent, comforting, and supposedly good for you? The answer is simple. Because I like it. And because it’s healthy, of course. Did you know that the carob tree has been valued for thousands of years as a source of nutrients for both …

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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

When the afternoon cravings kick in, I sometimes wander the food court in search of a healthy snack. Though I practically know the (poor) selection by heart, I still naively wish to find something new and healthy that would hit the spot. Last week, I decided that now was the time to take matters into …

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Healthy Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Firsts get me nervous! First dates or first paragraphs, it’s all the same! It gets me nervous and I don’t know what to say. So I’ll begin this blog with my favourite banana bread recipe, which is both healthy and moist.. yum! We can do the talking later. Healthy Whole-Wheat Banana Bread 2 1/2 cups …

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