Crunchy Maple Turmeric Granola

There are two reasons why this granola is special. One, it’s incredibly crunchy – more so than your average granola; and two, it includes turmeric which adds an intriguing depth of flavour. I make a batch of granola every couple of weeks so there are plenty of opportunities for experimenting. Yet, I’ve been baking this version on repeat lately, …

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Sautéed Beet Greens in Mustard Sauce

We didn’t sign up for a CSA share this year, but we’ve been buying our vegetables from the same organic farm since spring. They set up a stand in our neighbourhood every Saturday morning and it has become a weekly tradition for us. I like knowing where our food comes from and how it’s been grown, …

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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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Sweet & Sour Breakfast Salad

Are you a sweet or salty type when it comes to breakfast? Without fail, I choose sweet. Sweet as in yogurt, fruit, granola. Toast with PB&J and sliced banana. Brunch, however, is another story. You’ll never catch me ordering pancakes or waffles in a restaurant. Brunch is for savoury dishes in my book (i.e., runny …

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Creamy Mango & Rhubarb Smoothie

I can vaguely recall having eaten raw rhubarb dipped in sugar as a child. Its crunchy texture and shocking tartness, and the relief that was simultaneously provided by the sugar granules. That, of course, did not happen at home. By the time I was 7 or 8 years old, my parents had banned sugar from …

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Zesty Orange & Carrot Smoothie

I’ve been drained out lately. No matter how much sleep I get, I always seem to need more. It could be the lingering winter weather. It could be the lack of sunlight. Or it could be something else entirely. The truth is I have no idea, but it’s been affecting my inspiration and desire to …

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Chicory & Grapefruit Green Smoothie

While I haven’t done much research on the benefits of blending versus juicing, I personally believe blending is the better way. A smoothie can sometimes be a meal in itself as all the beneficial fiber from the fruits and vegetables is retained, thus it is more filling. It’s like chewing a meal very, very well. …

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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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Jerusalem Artichoke & Thyme Soufflé

My friend Charles is an avid gardener. It’s a passion that he picked up from his parents at the age of 12, and which he plans to share with his young daughters in the coming years. Knowing this, you can imagine my surprise when I found out that he doesn’t eat much vegetables. I like …

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Almond-Date Squares

I hope you like almonds because these (sugar-free, no-added fat) almond-date squares contain three forms of them. Almond meal from grinding the nuts, almond extract, and sliced almonds. It’s a party in your mouth, if you ask me. P.S. You can experiment with this recipe by substituting the raw almonds with other nuts. I made …

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