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Seasonal Recipes

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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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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Two Vegan Main Course Recipes for Thanksgiving

a vegan wellington on a plate

Every Thanksgiving I get slews of emails asking for a vegan entree to serve at the family feast. This year I have a new one to add to the fare, from the PC kitchens this Mushroom and Chickenless Wellington was created by Chef Craig Harding from Constantine’s restaurant in Toronto. I got to sample it […]

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Skillet Enchiladas

a pan of skillet enchiladas

Vegetarian Makes 6 servings Five o’clock Hell aka as “What’s for dinner tonight?” If this describes your life, then this is the recipe for you. This quicka and easy skillet enchilada recipe is on the spicy side, so if spicy isn’t your thing you can eliminate the cracked pepper, choose mild enchilada sauce and use […]

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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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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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