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1 August

Oooh baby, I like it raw

Ah, summer. It’s the perfect time to enjoy raw foods. As the temperature warms, we have greater access to beautiful, fresh produce. And this warm temperature allows our bodies to accept the cooling nature of the raw foods more easily (translation: raw foods cool our bodies down!). When it’s hot outside, I like fruits and […]

30 July

Beautiful, beautifying borscht

This soup has been a staple for me this summer. It’s light, it’s full of antioxidants, it’s raw, and just what I need in the heat, it’s cold. This borscht was inspired by Jamie Oliver’s goulash recipe, which includes caraway seeds. Let me tell you, caraway seeds are delicious, and give the soup a traditional […]

22 June

Garden love: Tarragon is herbalicious

Earlier this week, my stepmother gave me a huge bag of fresh tarragon, oregano and mint from her garden. What to do with all of this herbalicious booty? Well, for starters, I made a delicious tarragon vinaigrette. And then I made a yummy salad. Anyhoo, for those of you who are relatively unfamiliar with tarragon, […]

21 June

Breakfast of Champions… amaranth porridge

If you’ve never heard of amaranth, don’t worry. It’s not very well known. I just learned that it was actually a forbidden grain for 300 years or so, during the Spanish conquest. And it’s not even a grain. Did you know that amaranth, like quinoa, is a seed? It looks like a teeny tiny version […]

19 June

Breakfast of Champions: avocado on toast

Breakfast of Champions: avocado on toast

Breakfast of Champions: avocado on toast

Avocado spread thick onto toast with a squeeze of lemon, pinch of salt and red chill flakes. Gluten-free bread if you like. No recipe necessary. The avocado is full of good fats that will keep your belly full for a lng time. It’s probably my favourite breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the any-meal of champions!

14 June

Rutabaga sautéed in coconut oil is the new French fry

There, I said it. The other night, I decided that I needed a break from my schoolbooks. With a lone rutabaga in the fridge, I decided to whip up a healthy delicious take on French fries. It took five minutes, and the resulting snack was wonderful; I was able to continue my studies while eating […]

11 June

Grilling veggies at Eggfest, and a delicious quinoa recipe

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My family and I spent the better part of Saturday slinging veggie fare at the annual Big Green Egg Eggfest. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to explain: the Big Green Egg is a ceramic, avocado shaped smoker/bbq and Eggfest is its annual party. My father is […]

4 June

The bestest morning smoothie

The bestest morning smoothie

When I’m having one of those low energy mornings, I know that I need to make a super energizing breakfast for myself. This is my favourite smoothie for such days. I’m a huge fan of morning smoothies. For one, they’re easy to make. All you need to do is put some ingredients in the blender, […]