Chilled Strawberry Almond Butter Soup

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

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I wait all year long for local strawberries to make their brief appearance and when I finally see them at the market and in the grocery stores I tend to go a bit crazy. I hoard them. I freeze them. I go to Strawberry festivals. I make Strawberry Banana Soft Serve. I make Strawberry Shortcake […]

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High Protein Quinoa Almond Berry Salad

Allergy Info: Gluten Free

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This weekend, we went on our first summery hike of the year. The weather was warm and the sun was shining. It was our first hike of the year that we didn’t think we were going to: 1) freeze to death, or 2) sink 3 feet deep in the mud. I didn’t even need a […]

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Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Oil-Free Walnut Chip Brownies

Allergy Info: Gluten Free, Oil Free

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My gluten-free and vegan baking adventures continue! [See post 1 here] This time, I’m using a gluten-free flour called Teff Flour. Have you heard of Teff flour before? [Source] I hadn’t until I looked through the Clean Start and Clean Food Cookbooks. Teff flour is not only gluten-free, but it’s high in protein, iron, calcium, […]

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Crazy Mother Nature!

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A couple weeks ago, Ontario had a burst of severe thunderstorms throughout the week. We missed them in our neck of the woods, but they weren’t so kind to those around us. My in-laws, who live in Eastern Ontario, went out to run some errands and they came back to discover that one of the […]

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Weekend Glow Kale Salad

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Confession: I used to hate eating raw kale. In fact, raw kale was the bane of my existence! The only way I could bring myself to eat raw kale was if I put it in a Green Monster, and even then it was always quite bitter. Or I would bake kale chips and cook them […]

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Speedy Running Strategies & Summer Running Goals

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Back in the day, I used to be into all that crazy track and field stuff. High jump, shot put, long jump, relay, and sprints. Short distance sprints were always my favourite event. I loved the intense, breathless pace and the thrill of not knowing who would cross the finish line first. Sometimes I won, […]

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Mom’s Request: Mushroom Barley ‘Risotto’

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Monday was my mom’s last day here so I treated her to a manicure for Mother’s Day and also made her a special meal by request. In return, she organized the back hall closet and laundry room for me. I think she is trying to shape me into a civilized home owner. ;) It was […]

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Oil-Free Zucchini Walnut Raisin Loaf with Cinnamon Streusel

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

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Man, I’m feeling bummed right now. I would guess that my mom is too based on her tears when I dropped her off at the airport this morning. She starts to cry, then I start to cry…it ain’t pretty! I think I even saw a nearby taxi driver shed a tear. We always have such […]

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Happy Heart, Happy Belly

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Sunday was a great day. Well, aside from finding out that my ‘vertically growing spinach’ had gone to seed and BOLTED! Nooooooo. After reading up on it, I guess it is quite common. I had no idea this was a risk-factor for spinach! Gardening is a practice of trial and error I guess. There was […]

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From Dirt To Cake

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Yesterday, the rain actually held off for most of the day which was nice. We got a lot of gardening done and hit up the nursery for some flowers. I bought some Impatiens, Geraniums, and Bellflowers to plant in the front garden. Before this, mom and I did a lot of weeding and prepped the […]

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