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My Spin on Things

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

Super Nutritious Bran Muffins aka the BM Bullets makes 12

high fibre bran muffin

These bran muffins are loaded with fabulously nutritious ingredients making them moist and delicious.  They honestly taste too good to be healthy, but they are and loaded with fibre to boot. Dry Ingredients 1¼ cups whole wheat flour or spelt flour  (spelt flour is a whole grain and a healthier choice, but if all you […]

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Virtual Tea Party

Tea please

  As the believer in traditions and honouring our roots I love a tea party. And because all of us are holed up in our homes I thought, let’s have a tea party together apart. On Tuesday, March 31 at 3 pm EDT I’m inviting all of you to join me live on my Instagram […]

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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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The Big Picture

mairlyn is dressed on a coat and scarf and is off for a walk

I believe that we have become so fixated on the minutia of eating that we have forgotten the big picture. We need to get back in touch with the basics. You know ~ fruits and vegetables, the family of pulses (beans, chickpeas, lentils, split peas and soy), whole grains, nuts and seeds, fatty fish, lean […]

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How to make homemade marshmallows

homemade marsh,allows

Making a homemade marshmallow is easier than you think, if you have the right recipe. I have made homemade marshmallows for years and the recipe from Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin (appetite by Random House, 2013) is the easiest and best recipe I have ever used. You don’t even need a candy thermometer, just follow […]

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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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