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Seasonal Recipes

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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How to Make Guacamole

Crack open a bag of corn chips there’s going to be homemade guacamole, if you have a couple of ripe avocados kicking around in your fridge. No? Well then put them on your grocery list this week. Pick harder avocados at the grocery store and leave them on your counter to ripen, once they are […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken ~ Polynesian Style circa the 1960’s

 Serves – 4 My church had an annual dinner theatre to raise money for our much depleted coffers. Murder at the Family Reunion, the 2006 show, was set in a Tiki Bar and I insanely volunteered to create a menu to feed the masses. Note: If you ever get the opportunity to cook for ninety-two […]

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Asian Cole Slaw – Vegetarian main course salad

An easy to make one bowler, perfect for when you are renovating your kitchen, camping, a student, or when all you really want is a healthy quick and easy dinner. Takes all of 15 minutes to make Makes – 6 cups (1.5 L) One serving = 1 ½ cups (310 mL) Dressing: ¼ cup (60 […]

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Pomegranate Quinoa Salad – gluten free

Cue the fireworks, its pomegranate season. I have a great affection for those ruby red orbs, it started when I was a kid growing up in Vancouver. My Grandmother, who was born in South Africa, was raised on pomegranates. She and her sisters would eat them and then crush any seeds that were left and […]

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Chicken – Summer Recipes

  Jerk Marinade From: Healthy Starts Here! (Whitecap) Jerk is more than just a highly spiced combination of antioxidant rich green onions, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hot spices. It’s a process that doesn’t work if you’re in a hurry. The chicken or fish needs time to marinate, the grill needs to be hot but […]

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Halloween – The Coffin Cake as seen on Cityline

  Don’t Forget to Leave Room for Chocolate Cake coffin Cake (Lactose-free) This is my go-to-it cake for birthdays and any special occasion when it has to be chocolate. If you are making this for the Halloween Coffin Cake not only do you have to double the recipes but you will need Two- 9×13 inch […]

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Rhubarb Trifle – a crowd pleasing dessert

This make-ahead crowd pleasing rhubarb trifle is the one of the easiest and most delicious desserts I’ve ever created. You can taste the sweet and the tart from the rhubarb and the yogurt. Bonus points – compared to other trifles this one is extremely low in fat and a serving contains 9.5 g of protein. […]

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Jerk Chicken

Jerk is more than just a highly spiced combination of antioxidant rich green onions, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hot spices. It’s a process that doesn’t work if you’re in a hurry. The chicken, fish, or tofu needs time to marinate, the grill needs to be fired up, and that protein needs to cook slowly. […]

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