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No Bake Individual Blueberry Cheesecakes

no bake blueberry cheesecake

Serves 6 If you follow me you know I do not sacrifice flavour when I put my Mairlyn spin on a dessert. This lower fat, lower sugar no bake blueberry cheesecake has just the right amount of sweet, blueberries and cheesecake flavour to satisfy your cheesecake wishes. Blueberry Sauce: 2 cups fresh blueberries divided – […]

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Blueberry Salad with Barley and Dill

Barley and blueberry salad with fresh dill

Makes 4 cups This easy to make summer salad using fibre rich cooked barley and seasonal local blueberries is a cinch to make. Note: this salad uses leftover cooked barley – click here for Barley 101 so before you start this recipe, you need to have cooked cold barley on hand. I cook a pot […]

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Asparagus Salad

a summer side dish

Serves 4 Cue the fireworks it’s local asparagus season. There is nothing better than fresh local produce. It’s a win/win when you buy local, you’re getting the freshest possible produce and you are supporting our Canadian farmers. This asparagus salad is easy to make and loaded with  flavour and good for you produce. Your immune […]

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Asian Barley Salad

a summer salad with barley and almonds

serves – 4 Fibre is a super star in my books. Fibre helps support your immune system, especially soluble fibre. The two soluble fibre stars in this recipe are barley and peas. This is one of my all-time favourites for a spring or summer dinner. Plan ahead and cook the barley the night before. Then […]

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Curried Chicken with Rhubarb as the secret ingredient

holding a plate of chicken with rhubarb in a curry sauce

Serves 4 Rhubarb as a savoury ingredient? Okay, I’ll admit it’s a bit out there, but I make rhubarb chutneys, so I thought why not a curried chicken using rhubarb. I thought I was a genius, until I did a web search and discovered it wasn’t a new idea. Well at least I’m mildly unique […]

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Mairlyn’s Homemade Whole Grain Bulk Pancake Mix

High fibre whole grain pancakes

  Say goodbye to store bought pancake mixes and hello to healthy homemade. You can make this Whole Grain Bulk Pancake Mix and store it in your fridge for up to 1 month or freezer for up to 3 months. When the pancake urge hits you, measure out milk, add eggs, oil and the correct […]

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Mushroom and Barley Pilaf

the ingredients for mushroom barley pilaf

Makes 4 cups This pilaf is a house favourite. Perfect as a side dish or double up the serving as a vegetarian main course.   2 Tbsp canola oil or extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, diced 1 cup pot barley, rinsed and well drained 2 cups no salt added […]

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Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip muffins and Mairlyn

Makes 12 Recipe from Peace, Love and Fibre (appetite by Random House 2019) Loaded with heart healthy soluble fibre these muffins are good for your heart and your gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Research suggests that a healthy GI helps support your immune system and your mood, two important attributes for why we should be eating more […]

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Super Nutritious Bran Muffins aka the BM Bullets makes 12

high fibre bran muffin

These bran muffins are loaded with fabulously nutritious ingredients making them moist and delicious.  They honestly taste too good to be healthy, but they are and loaded with fibre to boot. Dry Ingredients 1¼ cups whole wheat flour or spelt flour  (spelt flour is a whole grain and a healthier choice, but if all you […]

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Tuscan White Bean Soup GF

mairlyn is siting at the counter of her kitchen with a bowl of soup

Makes 12 cups This recipe is from Peace, Love and Fibre  This hearty gluten free stick to your ribs soup is a perfect dinner soup for those cold rainy or snowy winter nights. It’s a comfort soup, every spoonful feels like a big hug. Loaded with fibre to make your GI happy and elevate your […]

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