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Coconut Chia Breakfast Parfait with Pineapple-Mango ‘Salsa’ (dairy-free, gluten-free)

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If you’ve ever been to my little foodie corner before, you may know that I kind of adore breakfast! In fact, it might be my favourite meal of the day—and yet for many, it’s a meal that involves a lot of same old, same old, a meal that can be hard to plan for, and […]

The Blue Ginger Smoothie (dairy-, gluten- & soy-free)

Blue Ginger Smoothie

A few weeks ago I was prepping some workplace wellness handouts for a workshop I was delivering outside Toronto. The topic was the basics or building blocks of smoothies (a very popular topic, in my experience!) and I covered tips and tricks on how to turn a smoothie into a satisfying and satiating meal. I […]

Apple Pie of My Eye Smoothie Bowl (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan)

Spring has had a rather faulty start so far around here (with more “spring” snow and snowstorms than I can even remember), so I haven’t had my go-to breakfast, smoothies, on the brain much. But the warm-ish temperatures announced for this weekend can only mean two things: garden work (hooray!) and the return of the […]

Smashed Chickpeas with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Avocado on Toast

Sometimes the best dishes don’t come from recipes. They come from just playing in the kitchen, taking chances and trying new ways to make meals as tasty as the foods that star in them. Note: I ate about 3 or 5 slices of this two-bite appetizer before I could tear myself away from the plate. […]

Citrus-Ginger Squash Spread

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This recipe started having an identity crisis from the moment I started thinking about how I wanted to make it. Developing the recipe, I decided I wanted squash, ginger and some kind of citrus in a hummus-like dip. Clementines are still available in stores here, so they could be good. Throw in some garlic, olive […]

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars

Pumpkin spice oat bars

Judging from the sudden invasion of pumpkins and squashes of all kinds on my counter, it may be time to admit that it is no longer summer (contrary to my claim a few days ago that summer was still alive and well!)   I guess it’s time to admit defeat with Thanksgiving literally around the […]

7 Healthy Snacks for Back to School

Are your mornings a major headache as you wrestle backpacks, homework and stress about what kinds of nutritious snacks to make for your kids? Well, stress no more! Whether your kids are heading back to school or you’re heading back to work, these seven healthy snack ideas offer nutritional goodness for your babies’ growing brains […]