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Seasonal Recipes

Asian Noodle Salad

This spring/summer salad is a favourite at our house. It features two powerful members of the cruciferous family – cabbage and broccoli. It makes a ton but it always gets eaten. If there are any leftovers it still tastes great the next day.  125 g (¼ lb or 4 oz) uncooked whole wheat pasta or […]

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favourite summer salads – the combination of  protein from the quinoa and the amazing nutritional all star the blueberry make this dish a gift for your brain and your heart. Make the quinoa the night before and keep in the fridge for the next day.  The night before: 1 cup […]

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Mixed Bean Salad

This family friendly vegetarian bean salad is a quick and easy lunch or dinner idea. Get your kids involved washing veggies and spinning the parsley dry.  Dressing: 3 cloves garlic, if your kids don’t like garlic reduce this down to 1 clove 2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin […]

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Homemade Ice Tea – Staying Hydrated this Summer

In the summer heat staying hydrated is even more important than usual. Fluids help flush toxins out of our organs, carry nutrients to our cells, can help keep blood pressure within normal range, provide a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues, can help lower your risk of heat stroke, and can help reduce […]

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Pasta with Grape Tomatoes and Seasonal Green Vegetables

Quick, easy, simple ingredients, its the Italian way of cooking. 2 cups (500 mL) rotini pasta 10 anchovies – bottled or in a tin packed in oil, drained well, chopped into small pieces 4-6 cloves garlic, minced and set aside 4 cups (1 L) grape tomatoes, cut in half 2 cups (500 mL) seasonal green […]

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Watermelon Salad with Goat Feta and Mint for One or up to Eight

It’s official, its watermelon season! Why watermelon is so good for you and How to pick a good watermelon.   Watermelon Appetizer for One I first had this app at the Lake Jo Club in the Muskokas and since then have Mairlynized it. It is all about how much you want – so use as […]

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Halloween Dinner Ideas for the Trick and Treaters

I think one of the best foods to serve your little goblins before they go out Tricking and Treating are eggs; nutrient dense, protein rich, easy to cook, and easy to eat. Here are two recipes for dinner ideas: A Farmhouse Breakfast which is a frittata or try your hand at Devilled Eggs. As a […]

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Marinated Mushrooms

Imagine a heart healthy immune enhancing hors d’oeuvre. Stop imaging and make these marinated mushrooms. Serve them with a glass of red wine and feel extremely virtuous. 2 cloves garlic, minced and set aside ¼ cup (60 mL) apple cider vinegar ¼ cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar ¼ cup (60 mL) canola oil 1 tbsp […]

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Squash Season

Roasted Butternut with Turmeric and Cracked Black Pepper This is my go-to squash dish. The combination of the turmeric and the cracked black pepper make it spicy with a fabulous golden orange colour. Good for your brain, your immune system, your heart, and your taste buds. Top part of a butternut squash 2 tsp (10 […]

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Apple Chips

Your house will smell amazing after baking these in your oven! The first time I made these, our friends and fellow actors Jill and Larry were coming over to watch the Golden Globe Awards with us. The whole house was permeated with apple cinnamon smells while the apple chips cooked in the oven. While they […]

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