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Gingersnaps – a Smith family tradition

Baking gingersnaps is a Christmas family tradition at the Smith house. My dad was diagnosed with heart disease when I was in university and it was one of my missions to create heart healthy foods for him. When I discovered canola oil I switched the original gingersnap recipe that contained shortening to heart healthy canola […]

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Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Chili is pure comfort food and so easy to prepare. It’s delicious served over cooked barley, or spooned over a baked or microwaved sweet potato. This easy to make chili recipe is vegetarian and its loaded with black beans and tons of flavour. Pulse Canada knows a thing or two about growing pulses. Their goal […]

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

brownie cookies sitting on a plate

These triple chocolate brownie cookies are heart healthy and decadent  – somebody pinch me. Makes 32 cookies I’ve been trying to make a two-bite brownie ever since they appeared on the shelves several years ago. My regular brownie recipe just didn’t hold up in those teeny tiny muffin tins. After three creative attempts, I threw […]

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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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Blueberry Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favourite summer salads – the combination of  quinoa and the amazing blueberry make this dish a nutrient dense 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 (250 mL) water ½ cup […]

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