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Chocolate Chip Cookies with a fibre hit

chocoalte chip cookies cooling on a rack

Whole wheat flour is not a whole grain flour, by adding wheat germ that whole wheat flour becomes a whole grain flour. This is one of my favourite recipes for chocolate chip cookies, I love the crunch and the fact that one cookie has 2 grams of fibre. ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil ½ […]

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Chocolate Mousse

chocolate mousse the lactose free version

I discovered a lactose free chocolate mousse at the Whole Foods Grocery store in Toronto on February 12, 2004. Yes, sadly I made a note of it in my foodie journal: Dear diary, finally found a mousse I could eat! I loved that mousse so much; I was making daily trips to the store for […]

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Decadent Chocolate and Toffee Christmas Squares

These easy to make Christmas squares are going to become a family favourite. Squares are quicker and easier to bake than cookies. And these decadent morsels are really easy to eat. I have to hide them from my husband or they would be gone in a couple of days. Sidebar: you don’t even want to […]

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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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mairlyn is holding a whole grain snack bar

Snack Bars (recipe from Peace, Love and Fibre)  Makes 24 bars It’s 4:00 pm and you’re hungry, crabby and angry. If someone even dares to look at you the wrong way, having a full-blown tantrum a la a two-year-old seems like a normal option. You’re hangry; trust the Urban Dictionary to come up with that […]

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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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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies using whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oat bran and rolled oats. ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted non hydrogenated margarine (see baking note below) ½ cup (125 mL) dark brown sugar, packed ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated white sugar 1 omega-3 egg 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract […]

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Cocoa Season

Looks like winter is finally hitting us here in the Great North! Oh, joy, oh bliss, let’s shovel snow! Always an optimist – on a positive note – the snow signals COCOA SEASON! Love my cup of heart healthy hot cocoa. Yes, depending on the ingredients, cocoa can be the perfect winter drink for your […]

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Fudge Brownies – gluten free

Makes 16 – 2×2 inch squares OR one enormous brownie for a true fudgy-style brownie lover Flashback to 1993. I was a newly divorced mother of a three-year-old and my life wasn’t all that rosy looking. I was struggling with finances, keeping up with my mortgage payments, being a mom and trying to get my […]

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

brownie cookies sitting on a plate

These triple chocolate brownie cookies are heart healthy and decadent  – somebody pinch me. Makes 32 cookies I’ve been trying to make a two-bite brownie ever since they appeared on the shelves several years ago. My regular brownie recipe just didn’t hold up in those teeny tiny muffin tins. After three creative attempts, I threw […]

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