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Spicy Cabbage with Lentil Soup

  This soup is spicy, delicious, hearty, and healthy!  Perfect on a cold day!  Don't let the ingredient list scare you.  One third of it is just some spices you can throw together, and the Cashew Sour Cream is optional, but oh so yummy (and easy to...

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Balls

  Adapted from a Running Room Magazine, these Chocolate Raspberry balls are delightful!  Made with whole food ingredients and vegan protein powder to give you sustained energy.  It has the tart flavour of the raspberry, with the satisfying and sweet...

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Key Lime Truffle Balls

  1 ripe avocado (peeled & pit removed)zest one limejuice from the same lime1/2 cup organic coconut oil1/4 cup honey1/2 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut Melt the coconut oil over medium heat.Add melted coconut oil, avocado, zest of lime, juice of...

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My Experience with Mental Health

October 10th was World Mental Health Day. I look happy in this picture, and I was. And I’m happy now. But years ago, I looked nothing like this. There wasn’t a smile on my face, or a sparkle in my eyes. My affect was altogether different. Sometimes I could hide it,...

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No Bake Cookie Dough Fudge

  I loved this recipe when I gave it a try!  Tahini (paste made from sesame seeds) is something I had used many times in hummus and other savoury dishes.  I'd never used it in a sweet fudge recipe, and it is the base of this one!  Unhulled tahini...

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Best Ever No Bake Nutty Granola Bars

  This recipe was adapted from Ambitious Kitchen.  It is absolutely delicious! 1/2 cup organic peanut butter or cashew butter ((or combination))1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil3 tbsp honey1 tsp pure vanilla1/2 tsp cinnamon1/3 cup flaxseed1 tbsp chia seeds1 tbsp...

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Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Slice

  3/4 cup raw cashew butter1/3 cup pure maple syrup1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted6 tbsp almond milk, room temperature1 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract1 cup packed baby spinachpinch sea saltFor the Chocolate Topping1/2 cup 70% cacao (or higher) chocolate chips...

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Coconut Granola Clusters

  This came about because I wanted some healthy granola and I loved the taste of toasted coconut!  So I put them together, loaded it up with nuts and seeds, lightly sweetened it with raw honey and seasoned with vanilla and cinnamon.  What's there not to...

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Double Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies

  It was a weekend that I'd be seeing both of my (adult!) children.  I went into a bit of a healthy baking frenzy!  I know they snack (don't we all?!), but my preference would be for it to be healthier and not contain refined sugar, gluten or dairy....

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