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Chicken with Mushrooms and Thyme

This easy to make one pan chicken dish is pure comfort food. 5 cloves garlic, minced and set aside 1.75 lb (.790 g) skinless boneless chicken thighs OR chicken breasts 2 medium onions, cut in half and then sliced thinly 8 oz. (227 g) package cremini mushrooms 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme OR 1-2 […]

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A Letter from your Heart

Dear (insert your name here), Are you trying to kill me? I’m beating over 100,000 times every single day to keep all systems going. I don’t want to brag or anything but without me you’d be dead, okay, okay I’ll admit the brain is helpful but it has such a huge ego – and I’m […]

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Watercress and Grapefruit Salad

This watercress salad has a terrific blend of peppery greens, sweetness from the grapefruit and some zip coming from my secret ingredient in the salad dressing: marmalade. Salad: ½ bunch watercress, to equal 4 cups chopped – see below 1 large Ruby Red grapefruit, peel removed and cut into small bite sized pieces 2 Tbsp […]

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Minestrone Soup – a quick and easy version

This is a quick and easy all-in-one meal soup. It’s packed with nutrient dense ingredients like tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, kale, whole grain pasta and cholesterol lowering beans. I made this on Breakfast TV one morning and the crew gobbled it up. A true testimonial – eating beans at 8:00 a.m.; it’s was either delicious […]

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Owning Your Road

I started watching Oprah twenty-five years ago when my son was three years old, he’d have a nap and I would chill on the couch with a cup of tea in one of my good cups and saucers and watch Miss Oprah Winfrey. She was a breath of fresh air on any given day in […]

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Brain Health

Want to help keep your brain healthy and young? You can start with a healthy eating style. Eat mostly unprocessed foods. Eating back to basics foods and cooking from scratch are your best choices as far as long term health including brain health is concerned. Reduce the amounts of added sugars in your day to […]

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National Farting Day

There’s a National Zucchini Bread Day, National Cream Puff Day, and National Vinegar Day, just to name three of the ever-burgeoning list of National Food Days– so I say – why not give a shout out to your gastro-intestinal tract and celebrate National Farting Day with one of my favourite healthy foods – pulses, aka […]

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Spicy Red Lentil Soup

a bowl of lentil soup

  This lentil soup is loaded with disease lowering antioxidants. Factor in the power of turmeric to help reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s, and you have a bowl of soup that tastes too good to be good for you. Red lentils, are small and cook faster than their cousin’s green, brown, tan and black […]

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Its Eat out of your Freezer Season

mairlyn smith is sitting on a stoool in front of her freezer

Every February I eat out of my freezer. Basically, I shop my freezer  before I head to the grocery store, planning menus based on what I already have. This way I’m saving money and cleaning out my freezer all at the same time. I love coming up with creative ways to use up the food. […]

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