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Seasonal Recipes

Lentil Loaf with Cranberry and Orange Sauce

a vegan main course lentil loaf for the holidays

This Vegan Lentil loaf is moist and delicious, with all the flavours of Christmas. You can either bake it in a loaf pan or make them into balls.  Either way, you’ll need a food processor for this recipe.   Lentil Loaf ½ cup water ¼ cup ground flaxseed 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 small onion, […]

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Shepherd’s Pie with a fibre twist

Shepherd's Pie using ground turkey or beef and lentils

As the self proclaimed Queen of Fibre adding fibre rich ingredients into your family’s favourite recipes is a great way to bump up their immune supporting fibre intake. I have tweaked the iconic Shepherd’s Pie by adding more fibre rich vegetables and lentils to my standard recipe that uses ground turkey or ground beef. Not […]

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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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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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