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July 27, 2017

Black bean pasta? Absolutely. It's an easy way to up your fibre, protein and iron intake. It makes for a delicious meal for people with celiac disease and/or vegetarian. Try it out and let me know what you think!

 Recipe serves four.


1 tbsp olive oil

1c corn k...

February 26, 2016

…I got all my sisters with me!  What on earth am I talking about? I’m referring to sugar and its’ well disguised relatives. You know, the ones that are well dressed and hidden in the crowd (i.e. ingredient list). Sugar can be categorized into two groups - natural and a...

December 1, 2015

Besides well marketing the 1990s commercials, to show us the power of repetition through the slogan “what do you mean barq’s has bite?”, this American soft drink company was definitely onto something. Bark does have bite. To be clear though, not all bark is the sa...

October 25, 2015

Choosing the wrong cereal for breakfast is like drunk dialing an ex. At first you’ll feel empowered, which will last for about thirty minutes, but then you quickly realize it was a big mistake. Breakfast really is the most important meal of your day and should be consu...

September 29, 2015

Just kidding – don’t go home, but definitely add greek yogurt into your diet. Greek yogurt differs from regular yogurt by not only being thicker textured, but it contains fewer carbohydrates, less sugar, less sodium and has more protein (that precious macronutrient tha...

September 23, 2015

Tofu is like Jim Carey in the Mask – it has multiple personalities and is likeable by many people. Not only can you can chop it up and add it to a stir fry or salad, but you can blend it and use it in soups, smoothies, puddings, hummus and dressings. It is just that ve...

September 18, 2015

That's right. I'm letting all the people who are hiding from eating  cauliflower know that they can come out and actually enjoy this vegetable. Many people think cauliflowers stink (no pun intended), but this cruciferous vegetable has so much to offer. One cup contains...

September 15, 2015


Who says comfort meals can’t be healthy? It’s time we squash that myth. Growing up my mom would often offer "macaroni and cheese" as my afterschool meal. This wasn’t just any kind of macaroni and cheese – I’m pretty sure she snuck in some vegetables in the cheese sauc...

September 15, 2015

Black bean brownies - Lose the guilt, not the pleasure.


What do you mean these brownies have black beans? Why would you make such a change to something that is so delicious? The answer is simple. I have nephews and this is an easy way to make a snack, or dessert, more...

September 15, 2015

Everything tastes better in a mason jar – even your daily salads. Before we go through how to pack a perfect salad jar, I just wanted to point out that the jars in the picture above are merely an example of how colourful salad jars can be – not how salad jars should be...

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