A-B-C Smoothie

17 Apr

You know that feeling. You’re running from one thing to the next, happily ticking off your “to do” list. Hunger strikes but there is no time and nothing on the list for that. Can you remember your ABC’s at a time like this?  Of course you can! I know it sounds ridiculous but it really does help […]

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Cauliflower with Lemon and Dill

7 Apr

Oh, what to make for dinner tonight – – OK, I have a few chicken breasts, I’ll grill those.  But what will we have with it? Something that’s not boring and bland… Sound familiar? This is the perfect time to remember those 7 tips on how to spruce up your dinner! Whip out your harissa powder […]

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Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Marinara Sauce

31 Mar

Lighter than a Bolognese sauce but hearty enough to satisfy a comfort food craving, this marinara is packed with tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, and it has just the right amount of ground beef to add a meaty flavour. Not only is this sauce perfect for Spring-time family gatherings when it’s not quite warm enough yet to […]

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Showing Gratitude at Easter!

25 Mar

Happy weekend and happy Easter my friends! There are loads of reasons why cooking is the best — nutrition reasons, longevity reasons, financial reasons, yummy-ness reasons.  The list goes on. But one of the MAJOR reasons why cooking is the best is because it allows you to show gratitude. When you cook for someone, even […]

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Broccoli, Hazelnut and Parmesan Salad

20 Mar

What could be a superbly fitting vessel for crunchy bits of toasted hazelnuts, tangy parmesan cheese shavings and a lemony roasted garlicy dressing? Broccoli of course! Lightly blanching or steaming broccoli and then submerging it into an ice bath will ensure that bright green color and a texture that is crisp but yet a tiny bit tender. Those beautiful […]

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7 No Fail Ways to Spruce Up Your Dinner

13 Mar

Variety commands interest, doesn’t it? Different textures, flavours and sensations are what makes food interesting.  And adding a dash of diversity to healthy meals increases the likelihood that you’ll want to cook and eat nutritious foods more often. Did you ever get into a rut where you find yourself making the same things for dinner over and over again?   And […]

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Banana & Date Seeded Slice

28 Feb

Oh Yum, this complexly delicious slice is naturally sweet, moist and texturally dense with an addictive crisp toasted cinnamon-y topping. Bake up this Banana & Date Seeded Slice and it could be a quick breakfast for when you’re on the run, a healthy and satisfying snack or a wonderful addition to weekend brunch for family and friends. Ripe […]

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Simple Broccoli and Parmesan Pasta

24 Feb

You know those nights when you’re looking for something quick and easy to pull together, but you don’t have much to work with…. or much steam left in the tank for something particularly finicky? You just want a nice hot steaming bowl of something warming, fulfilling, nutritious and ridiculously delicious.  Like right now. Well this […]

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Garlic, Parsley and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

20 Feb

Mushrooms are sublime food.  Before we get to their own unique and beautifully delicious qualities, it’s hard to ignore that they make every other ingredient better by absorbing every last little drop of flavor.  The essence of even the most subtle ingredients have no escape when mushrooms are in the pan. And when we’re talking garlicky lemony […]

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Lemon Drizzle Angel Food Cake

11 Feb

Do you have an angel in your life? Why not make them a special treat this Valentine’s day to show them how much they light up your life………… really brightly.  Like lemon sunshine ….on a cloudy day…. Cloudy is actually the best word to describe this despicably delicious cake that is literally food for an […]

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