Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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Canada Day is quickly approaching this Friday and I’ve been busy planning a few recipes for our BBQ get together. I love holidays because they challenge me to put on my culinary thinking cap and create festive recipes that highlight what we love about the holiday. For Canada Day, it’s all about the red and […]

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Getting Fresh In Toronto

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Our weather was dreary and rainy on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday was a beautiful summer day! Eric was returning from a weekend in Montreal for his brother’s stag, so I picked him up when his train got in. He looked a little rough around the edges (think Hangover movie) and told me he was […]

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Thrive Juice Bar

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Once in a while, I come across a restaurant so vibrant and delicious, I want to stake out real estate next door and move within arm’s mouth’s reach. Once in a while, I come across a business owner who has such a passion for what they do, I can’t help but feel inspired myself. [source] […]

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Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats

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Growing up, I used to be a professional Rice Crispy Treat baker. I’d dump butter in a pot, add a bag of marshmallows, rice crisp, and vanilla. Spread into a pan. Stuff in face. Totally gourmet. Sticky, sweet, crunchy…and easy enough for a child to make. I still remember sticking the gooey cereal covered spoon […]

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Blueberry Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Blueberry Glaze

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Our weekday mornings usually go a little something like this. We awake to alarm clock #1. It’s Sketchie and he’s impatient. He’s been awake prowling the house since who knows when. I look at the clock and it’s 5:43am. Meeeeeeeoooooowwwwwwww! Meowwwww. Feed meeeee-ow. Wake up. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meowwwwwww. ‘Sketchie!!!’ Meow…. Somehow I manage to […]

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Chilled Strawberry Almond Butter Soup

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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

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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

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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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