Monthly Archives: January 2018

Protein-packed blueberry and banana muffins

A satisfying nutritional boost for breakfasts or snacktime! I am not sure what my family would do if I stopped making muffins. There are always a few different varieties in our freezer and they seem to be a staple breakfast … Continue reading

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Gluten-free fruit crisp bars

Classic dessert topping becomes the star of the show! I don’t know about you, but whenever I eat fruit crisp (or crumble), my favourite part is the topping. Crunchy oats, sweet brown sugar and all that buttery goodness….what’s not to … Continue reading

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Mini pizza quiches

A tasty mashup of two favourite classics! If given a choice, the menfolk in my family would likely always choose pizza over quiche, while the ladies would most certainly vote the opposite way. To solve this tie vote, I decided … Continue reading

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Review: New cookbook helps make the most of the Instant Pot

Canadian team demystifies modern pressure cooking The runaway success of the Ottawa-invented Instant Pot certainly seems to suggest this kitchen gadget is no flash in the pan (pun intended). Loads of online forums share ideas, recipes, tips and techniques, but … Continue reading

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4 New Year’s Nutritional Boosters

Tasty tips to put healthy things on your plate and in your belly! I’m often asked for tips and tricks to make meals a little healthier. As an omnivore who adores her morning cup(s) of tea and will rarely say … Continue reading

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Raw zucchini noodles with spicy peanut sauce

Spiralized vegetable dishes are fast, fresh and fun! I really miss the fresh tastes of summer during our long Canadian winters. While I am a big fan of root vegetables and I love a hearty soup or stew, the bright, … Continue reading

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Seared Brussels sprouts with bacon, cranberries and pecans

A delicious, nutritious and versatile side dish Well, it’s finally happened. I have finally learned to say with honesty that I like Brussels sprouts. I have long wondered why I didn’t like them, given my extreme fondness for cabbage and … Continue reading

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