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Coconut Whipped Cream: A Step-By-Step Photo Tutorial

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Low Sugar, No Bake/Raw, Oil Free, Soy Free

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Did you know you can make a decadent whipped cream by using a can of coconut milk? Not only is it simple to make, but it’s easily the best-tasting whipped cream I’ve tried. I know whipped coconut cream isn’t new to many of you – people have been making coconut whipped cream for years and […]

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No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars

Allergy Info: Gluten Free Option, No Bake/Raw, Oil Free

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PEP cool mint patties were one of my favourite candy bars growing up. Oh, and Junior Mints. And York Peppermint Patties! Gah. And Wonderbars, but that’s another story. Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in my taste buds heaven. Oh, and don’t tell me chocolate and peppermint is only for the holidays…pssshhh, I don’t […]

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Triple Almond Cherry Crumble Squares

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Oil Free, Soy Free

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Here’s a fun summer square that highlights two of my favourite foods – summer cherries and almonds! I don’t know what it is, but I just love the combination of almonds and cherries. Add a touch of almond extract and it puts me over the edge in bliss. I adapted my Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies […]

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Magical Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Low Sugar, Nut Free, Oil Free, Soy Free

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Before we left for our trip, I found myself with a couple pints of blueberries and a few spotted bananas to use up. I’ve been meaning to make my strawberry chia seed jam for a while now, so I ended up adapting my recipe using blueberries, all-natural sweetener, and a touch of vanilla. It turned […]

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Happy Trails Adventure Cookies

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Gluten Free Option, Oil Free, Soy Free

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Last week was the week of the granola bar in my kitchen. It was also, unfortunately, the week of sticky fingers, sticky cupboards, sticky floors, sticky handles, and sticky clothing. Actually, it still is. I should do something about that.. I’ve been testing oodles of baked and no-bake granola bars for the cookbook, working hard […]

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The June Salad-A-Day Challenge Kick-Off! Plus, 5 More Reader Favo...

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[Beet, Apple, and Orange Salad in a Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette] Despite the torrential downpour we are getting this morning, fun things are going down… It’s June 1st. Friday. And it’s also the kick-off of the June Salad-A-Day Challenge, also know as the month that many of us will amp up our veggie intake, crank out […]

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Pota’Dough Dip! Vegan, Gluten...

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Nut Free Option, Soy Free

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It’s no secret that I am a huge cookie dough fan. As a child, I loved nothing more than eating cookie dough straight from the bowl. My best friend Allison and I used to buy those pre-made Pillsbury cookie dough packages and split the package for a snack. Totally normal. If you asked me what […]

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Lightened-Up Sundried Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Gluten Free Option

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Don’t you love when you discover a new food that blows your mind, despite the fact that others have been raving about it for ages? Some of mine: Avocado (I “hated” avocado until I ate my face off w/ guacamole in Mexico, 2007) Mushrooms (anyplace, anytime) Beets (raw, cooked, juiced, I like them all) Tofu […]

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Spring Salad with Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, No Bake/Raw, Soy Free

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  As May approaches and spring is in full force, I’m finding excuses to walk everywhere, lugging my camera in tote. I have a blister and sore right shoulder to prove it! Tulips, daffodils, and cherry blossoms are in bloom, tiny green leaves sprout, I’m sneezing like crazy, and our car is a lovely shade […]

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Cozy Millet Bowl with Mushroom Gravy and Kale

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I present to you… Healthy. Winter. Cozy. Comfort. Food. For you. And me. And mah belly. Am I the only one who occasionally screams Get in mah belly a la Austin Powers before I eat a good meal? I thought so. Let’s talk go-to meals. What are yours? Lately mine are big vegan bowls made […]

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