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My Spin on Things

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

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup VEG, V, LF, GF

a bowl of thick and hearty soup

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

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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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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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