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My Spin on Things

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

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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Black Bean Succotash Salad

a black bean salad with peppers, onion, grilled corn and cherry tomatoes

Makes 6 ½ cups   When the warm weather starts to hit I head into my kitchen and start making bean salads. They are super easy to make, full of the yum factor and economical. Bonus in the waste not want not category, they taste even better the next day. This main course salad is […]

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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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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup VEG, V, LF, GF

a bowl of thick and hearty soup

Makes 12 cups This vegetarian (VEG), vegan (V),lactose free (LF) and gluten free (GF) soup is a comforting comfort soup. One of my favourite vegan soups is African Peanut Soup. It’s a combination of stock, peanuts, sweet potatoes, onions and some heat. There are many variations of this soup, but in general it’s a very […]

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Mushroom and Barley Pilaf

the ingredients for mushroom barley pilaf

Makes 4 cups This pilaf is a house favourite. Perfect as a side dish or double up the serving as a vegetarian main course.   2 Tbsp canola oil or extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, diced 1 cup pot barley, rinsed and well drained 2 cups no salt added […]

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Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip muffins and Mairlyn

Makes 12 Recipe from Peace, Love and Fibre (appetite by Random House 2019) Loaded with heart healthy soluble fibre these muffins are good for your heart and your gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Research suggests that a healthy GI helps support your immune system and your mood, two important attributes for why we should be eating more […]

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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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