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South Asian-Style Dahl

One of my favourite easy and economical dinners, a lentil dahl

Makes 5 servings One of my favourite cuisines is South Asian. I will never purport that I am an expert, but I am a huge fan. This is not only a yumfest, it’s nutrient dense, easy to make and economical. One of the tricks for making a fabulous dahl that I learned from my neighbour […]

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Shakshuka

eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce

Serves 2-4 Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that features eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with feta. It’s the comfort food one pan dish you want to serve in the fall and winter months. As the Queen of Fibre, I have added my own fibre spin to the traditional version […]

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Mexican Street Style Grilled Corn VEG, GF

mairlyn is holding a platter of grilled corn

Makes 5 cobs The first time my husband and I had Mexican Street Style Grilled Corn was at a cute little place on College Street in Toronto. We both took a bite, looked at each other and said, “Oh, we’ve gotta make this at home” If you love Mexican food and grilled corn, this is […]

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Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits

a tray of biscuits loaded with blueberries

Makes 12 These blueberry breakfast biscuits are loaded with blueberries. I’m talking jammed packed full of blueberries. The dough is basically just holding the blueberries together. These biscuits are less sweet than most biscuits because as a cookbook author I wanted the flavour of the blueberries to sing out, not the sugar.  Think of these […]

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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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