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Chocolate Fudgy Brownie Bites

Makes 40 two-inch cookies Gluten free and Lactose free   Oh, the perils of recipe developing. The warm Spring day I was developing these wee chocolate morsels a squirrel, who I expect was tempted by the chocolate yumminess wafting through my screen door, somehow pried his way through the screen and into my kitchen while […]

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Rhubarb Crumble with Strawberries & Ginger  Serves 10

Excerpt from Peace, Love and Fibre MOTHER NATURE IS PART WONDER, PART MAGIC , AND PART SCIENCE . She’s unpredictable and altogether her own boss, which makes for an interesting combo. Depending on her weather whim, local rhubarb and strawberries are either available at the same time, or they just aren’t. I’ve learned that she […]

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TexMex Roasted Vegetables and Tofu

Serves – 4 This easy to make heart healthy roasted vegetable dish is a sheet pan dinner, everything gets roasted on one pan. It’s prep, toss, roast and dinner is ready in about 40 minutes. Don’t like tofu? This recipe will change your mind. My husband, a self proclaimed tofu abstainer, eats this tofu, and […]

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Grilled Corn Chowder serves 8

corn chowder using grilled corn

This is a sneak peak of one of my recipes in my upcoming cookbook Peace, Love and Fibre over 100 fibre-rich recipes for the whole family Every February and March I forage my freezer. It’s my way of making sure that the food I buy and store in the freezer doesn’t get wasted. I found […]

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Eggplant and Chickpea Soup

a bowl of eggplant and chickpea soup

This recipe was inspired by my love of Baba Ganoush, a Middle Eastern eggplant dip, and the fact I had two eggplants in my fridge that were close to being past their Best Before moment. (I find being frugal often leads to inspiration.) Baba Ganoush gets some of its amazing flavours from oven roasting the […]

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Spicy Chocolate Popcorn

popcorn in a brown paper bag

Popcorn is a whole grain and healthy, it’s what you put on it that can catapult it into the World of Junk Food. Three cups of plain popcorn have 3.6 grams of fibre, not too shabby. I’ve added spicy red chili oil and chocolate to spice it and sweeten it up without sending it into […]

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Breakfast or Snack Grab-and-Goes

Each Grab and Go is loaded with great ingredients that supply you with complex carbohydrates, three forms of cholesterol-lowering oats, flaxseed, dried fruit, and a tiny bit of chocolate for your soul. Big note – these aren’t very sweet so if you are expecting a great big sweet cookie, then you are barking up the […]

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Irish Soda Bread using whole grains

This quick bread is a great addition to a night when you’re making a pot of  soup for dinner. While the soup is cooking, make this whole grain bread. And you can catch me on Facebook Live Wednesday at 8 pm EST baking this in real time. Search @mairlyn.smith on Facebook to find me. Dry […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

bowl of soup

One of my favourite winter soups is African Peanut Soup, a combination of stock, peanuts, sweet potatoes, onions and some heat. There are many variations of this soup, but in general it’s a very thick, hearty, slightly spicy main course soup that is usually served with rice. Peanuts are widely available in Africa but with […]

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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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