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My Spin on Things

These posts are part of Mair’s “My Spin on Things” blog.

No Knead Whole Grain Bread

Mailyn is holding a small loaf of homemade bread

Makes one average round loaf or two smaller ones With all the hype on no knead bread, I knew I had to give it a go. Almost every recipe I scouted out on social media used all-purpose flour and I am a whole grain flour kid of woman. After many experiments I have created a […]

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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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mairlyn is holding a whole grain snack bar

Snack Bars (recipe from Peace, Love and Fibre)  Makes 24 bars It’s 4:00 pm and you’re hungry, crabby and angry. If someone even dares to look at you the wrong way, having a full-blown tantrum a la a two-year-old seems like a normal option. You’re hangry; trust the Urban Dictionary to come up with that […]

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Blueberry Salad with Barley and Dill

Barley and blueberry salad with fresh dill

Makes 4 cups This easy to make summer salad using fibre rich cooked barley and seasonal local blueberries is a cinch to make. Bonus, if you are following WW (Weight Watchers) it’s only 4 points per serving. Add a 3 oz. serving of grilled chicken or turkey breast and some steamed green beans and dinner […]

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How to Get Invited Back to a Cottage

lake muskoka

This year marks the 29th summer that my husband and I will be driving up to Lake Muskoka to spend most weekends with my BFF Michale and her husband Lutz. Weekends with an s not a weekend, as in a one off. Everyone can get invited to a cottage once, the trick is to get […]

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Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

mairlyn is holding a spoonful of homemade vanilla ice cream

Serves 8-10 Michael Pollan’s famous quote, “Eat anything you want ~ just cook it yourself” is music to my ears. I love that simple statement, because we need to get back into our kitchens and cook from scratch. We have such easy access to all foods, from gourmet ice cream to ready to cook pizza […]

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Chocolate Fudgy Brownie Bites

Makes 40 two-inch cookies Gluten free and Lactose free   Oh, the perils of recipe developing. The warm Spring day I was developing these wee chocolate morsels a squirrel, who I expect was tempted by the chocolate yumminess wafting through my screen door, somehow pried his way through the screen and into my kitchen while […]

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TexMex Roasted Vegetables and Tofu

Serves – 4 This easy to make heart healthy roasted vegetable dish is a sheet pan dinner, everything gets roasted on one pan. It’s prep, toss, roast and dinner is ready in about 40 minutes. Don’t like tofu? This recipe will change your mind. My husband, a self proclaimed tofu abstainer, eats this tofu, and […]

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Grilled Corn Chowder serves 8

corn chowder using grilled corn

This is a sneak peak of one of my recipes in my upcoming cookbook Peace, Love and Fibre over 100 fibre-rich recipes for the whole family Every February and March I forage my freezer. It’s my way of making sure that the food I buy and store in the freezer doesn’t get wasted. I found […]

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