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Seasonal Recipes

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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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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Blueberry Crumble serves 8

I love to use frozen fruits and berries in the middle of winter. It really makes me feel like a bit of summer is in the house. To glam this blueberry crumble up serve it warm in tea cups with a small scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream your call. Berries: 6 cups […]

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Sweet Potato & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

As a big believer in all things local, I love supporting our local Ontario farmers.  Every time you choose a locally grown or produced food you support the farmers and our economy. This Shepherd’s Pie embraces locally grown produce and turkey, all from Ontario. Family friendly and easy to make, I adapted the recipe from […]

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Frozen Pineapple Whip

Hands up all the parents out there who’ve made the pilgrimage to Disneyworld. My hand is raised high. We first ventured down south when my son was six and again when he was eleven. Years later when he was in university, Scott and I went to Disneyland without him, and that’s the trip we discovered […]

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Asparagus Salad

Have you ever seen asparagus growing in a field? They look like little green soldiers in a row standing at attention and ready to do battle. Good thing for us that they’re fighting for our good health. Here’s my easy to make asparagus salad recipe and here’s the link to my YouTube channel if you […]

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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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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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Eat Your Nuts!

That small handful of nuts is perfect for a mid afternoon snack when your body is crying out for protein. Better yet, have a small handful of these Sweet and Spicy Walnuts.  They are easy to make and fabulous to snack on. But size matters, especially for serving size, so a small handful is all […]

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