Tangy Tofu Spread

This Tangy Tofu Spread spreads easily whether it’s in a pita or in a celery cavity and it’s luscious texture makes you want to go back for seconds! A great ...

Baked Artichoke Dip

Looking for a delicious dip to serve during the holidays, try my Baked Artichoke Dip. It’s a crowd pleaser perfect for any kind of party. Make this delectable dip with ...

Lentil Mushroom Moussaka

My Lentil Mushroom Moussaka is a crowd pleaser any time of the year but is a perfect casserole to add to your Christmas dinner. With so many fleshy and edible, ...

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Nutritional Yeasts

Nutritional yeasts can be used as condiments and supplements. They are rich ...

Fair Trade Quinoa Tabouli

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Eat To The Beat, ...

Ingredient Profile: Fennel

The bulbous vegetable known in various parts of Europe as Florence, or ...

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Chocolate Beet Brownies

This Chocolate Beet Brownies recipe is a crowd pleaser at any party! Recipe tip: Roasting beets in the oven is really easy. Just wrap them in aluminum foil, poke some holes, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven at 400⁰ F for 75 minutes (until soft enough to pierce). Use your leftover […]

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Cooking with Canola Oil

The name “Canola” is a contraction of “Canadian” and “ola”, which means oil. Canola oil is clear, with little colour. It is lower in saturated fat than any other oil and contains cholesterol lowering Omega-3 fatty acids. I like to use it for baking and stir frying. Here are recipes I’ve developed for the Canola […]

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Broccoli Black Bean Salad

Every natural foods pantry should have a few cans of black beans ready for use. I serve this fast, easy and delicious Broccoli Black Bean Salad with many main courses. It’s also a great addition to any picnic and to take camping. Preparation time: 20min Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 3 cups blanched broccoli florets 1 […]

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Apple Miso Almond Nut Butter Sandwich

This Apple Miso Almond Nut Butter Sandwich is a new twist on peanut butter and jam sandwich! You can use any type of nut butter – cashew, soy, hazelnut. Miso is a salty paste made by cooking and fermenting soybeans and grains. Low in saturated fat, high in protein, it comes in various strengths and […]

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Here are some basic facts about salt: All salt comes from the sea – underground mines and seawater. Underground salt deposits were established by ancient seas that dried up. Some of the deposits were thrust upward by geologic forces and are near the surface in the shape of domes. Other deposits lie below ground and […]

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