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GREEN Smoothie

GREEN Smoothie Shared by our friend Krista Burns, Registered Dietitian from Ohana Wellness Clinic. If you popped into the clinic’s Spring Open House you probably had an opportunity to try this tasty smoothie that Krista prepared. 1 cup water 1 cup coconut water 1 banana 1/2 cup […]

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September- Banana French Toast with Peach Compote

September- Banana French Toast with Peach Compote The fall is one of my favorite seasons. Primarily for the crispness in the air and the abundance of fresh local fruit and produce.  A big basket of fresh peaches often never goes to waste and this is a great […]

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August- Black Bean Spread

August- Black Bean Spread A simple dish that’s quite versatile, packed with protein and fresh ingredients.  Great for a nutritious, satisfying snack or an accompaniment for a main in latin cooking.  I ve made this as dip for veggies or pieces of pita and a filling for […]

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July- Fish Tacos

July- Fish Tacos with Avacado Aioli This summer has been an ongoing quest to find Toronto’s best fish tacos!  After numerous tastings in many of our city’s finest establishments I still wasn’t finding what I sought.  My first fish taco ever was travelling in the south pacific […]

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June- Quinoa Salad

June- Quinoa Salad There are many, many possible variations to this recipe.  I often substitute water for coconut water or vegetable broth for added flavour.  Occasionally I’ll add a couple handfuls  of spinach while the quinoa is cooking or even toss the completed salad with a bed […]

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May- Apple Crumble Baked Brie

A yummy treat for Mother’s Day!  Can be served as a decadent accompaniment to brunch or as an after dinner treat.  There are many options for substitutions!  Experiment with dried cranberries instead of raisins, pecans instead of almonds or add sunflower seeds. 1 wheel of Brie 1 […]

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April- Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup

A super easy, and delicious blended soup! 1 onion 3 cloves garlic 4 cups water or vegetable broth 2 parsnips 3 sweet potatoes Sour Cream   Peel and chop parsnips and sweet potatoes.  Saute onion and garlic in oil.  Add water and root vegetables.  Cook until vegetables […]

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March- Broccoli Lentil Soup

March ended up being a long cold month, with no sign of Spring in sight.  A perfect match for comfort food and blended soups ended up being a stable for me for the majority March.  For me this nutrition-packed soup was essential following dental surgery.  Not only […]

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November- Beet Brownies

                  After initially hearing this idea I thought it would be simple- add pureed beets to brownie batter.  But creating a brownie thats relatively low in refined sugar and hiding the earthiness flavour of the beets proved to be […]

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October- Thai Pumpkin Soup

October- Thai Pumpkin Soup -1kg pumpkin (roasted and pureed) -3 cups of chicken or vegetable broth -1 small onion, diced -3 cloves garlic, diced -1″ piece of ginger, grated -2 stalks of lemongrass – 1 Tbsp brown sugar -1/2 cup milk -pinch of nutmeg -salt and pepper […]

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