Is that Ghee on your Toast?

Super easy to make, ghee is a form of clarified butter. The benefits (and taste!) exceeds those of butter (and beyond exceeds those of margarine). Here’s why: Before I start on about Ghee, first please tell me that you don’t still eat margarine because you’ve been...

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BISON & QUINOA CABBAGE ROLLS

This is that time of year where it’s really easy to grab your favorite pair of sweatpants, order Chinese food, and pretend like summer is really far away. I have certainly been guilty of this myself, but I never feel any better for stuffing myself full of fried rice and you won’t either. So buck up, Buttercup!

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HEARTY GOLDEN FALL SOUP

It’s officially getting cold but we’ve had a pretty stellar fall season here in Montreal with warm temperatures and beautiful sunny days. This week it turned a bit chilly and I’m in the mood for some comforting soups. Not to mention that I’ve been battling a cold and...

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Dark Chocolate Salted Almond Butter Cups (Sugar-Free)

Happy Halloween! I have a love hate relationship with Halloween because I have memories of stuffing myself with so much candy and chocolate until I would get sick when I was a kid. Obviously I would still sign up for the following year because I have a serious sweet...

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APPLE CINNAMON PALEO MUFFINS (GLUTEN-FREE)

I’m looking out my window right now and it’s snowing. It’s October 17th and it’s snowing. I could be mad but I’m going to embrace it with muffins. It’s the kind of weather that makes me want to sit in front of my fireplace and, well, do nothing really. I made these...

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THANKSGIVING CINNAMON CANDIED CAULIFLOWER

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this coming weekend and I wanted to share this killer side dish with you.  I'm currently in IRELAND for my wedding and cooking up a storm for the Craigie family (my soon-to-be last name).  The pic doesn't really do it justice, but, trust...

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THE SKINNY ON THE ELIMINATION DIET

When you realize that your digestion is much less than optimal and you feel terrible, it is time to do something about it. I got to that point and started noticing that I had symptoms like gassiness, bloating, constipation, and sharp cramp-like pains that started...

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10 STEPS TO BETTER DIGESTION

Do you feel like your food is just sitting in your stomach like a rock for hours after you eat? Or is the opposite happening, and you are running to the bathroom before you have even finished your meal? You’re not alone on this one, and there are things you can do...

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CREAMY GARLIC BASIL ZOODLES

Creamy Garlic Basil Zoodles Ingredients: 1 to 2 small cloves garlic (my garlic meter is broken so add at your own risk) 1/3 cup fresh basil 1/3 cup of nutritional yeast 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of cashews soaked...

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STRAWBERRY COCONUT CREAM DREAM BARS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TWkiJssi8o   Strawberry Coconut Cream: 1 cup sliced organic strawberries 1 cup coconut butter 1 tsp of lemon juice 1 tbsp of stevia or 2 tbsp of maple syrup Chocolate Topper: 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips 1 tbsp of non-dairy...

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APPLE BERRY BREAKY CRUMBLE

Apple crumble is like a standard item on any typical diner menu. It's like you need to have it after a burger & fries. I grew up in the teeny town of Lucan Ontario, and my parents would take my sister and I to this little diner called Egan's Restaurant. It was a...

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BEAN & AVO BROWNIES

BEAN & AVOCADO BROWNIES Okay life just got sweeter!  You can have your brownie and eat it too?? Yes you can!!  So these little magnificent pieces of goodness are jam packed with awesomeness. You have some adzuki beans, raw cacao, avocado, and boom you have the...

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IRISH COCANNON PANCAKES (VEGAN)

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IRISH COCANNON PANCAKES (VEGAN) Ahhhh potatoes, the Irish staple food.  Irish colcannons are usually eaten on Halloween but are enjoyed almost any day of the year in Ireland.  Every Irish household has their own variation and this one is my little...

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PEANUT BUTTER JELLY

Peanut Butter Jelly Smoothie PBJ was one of my favourite sandwiches growing up.  It reminds me of picnics, summer, strawberry shortcake lunchboxes, and playing until I was utterly exhausted.  I played around with the ingredients and actually stumbled upon it by...

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OH MY MUSHROOM SOUP!!!

Oh my mushroom soup (OMMS). If there were an acronym for this soup it would be that. This rich and creamy mushroom soup is so hearty and comforting, you would never believe that it's dairy free. I can't take all credit for creating this as it was a friend of mine, Dr....

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THE MAGICAL FRUIT…

BEANS, BEANS, THE MAGICAL FRUIT: the more you eat, the more you... I was determined to know beans. Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans...

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Creamy Cashew Nog

I used to LOVE eggnog, but the thought of slamming a bunch of raw eggs makes me cringe, so I played around with the oh so versatile cashew, and voila! THRIVE‬ this holiday with a healthy twist on a holiday favourite. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of cashews (soaked...

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