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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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Intentions for a new day…

There's always so much talk about New Years Resolutions in January.  I stopped doing resolutions a number of years ago, but didn't really replace it with anything.  Resolutions usually mean that something's wrong with you or something's wrong...

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Dressed Up Cauliflower “Steaks”

  2 to 3 tbsp olive oil, plus dash of salt & pepper1 large head of cauliflower, or 2 small ones1/4 cup tahini1 large garlic clove1/2 cup fresh lemon juice1/4 cup nutritional yeast2 tbsp olive oil3 tbsp water1/2 tsp sea salt1 tbsp olive oil1/2 cup onion,...

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Cranberry Pistachio Truffle Balls

Here is a delicious, healthy and easy recipe!  It's good anytime of year, but especially at Christmas.  Pistachios always come out more at Christmas.  The combination of the pistachios and dried cranberries make it look so festive.  I love how it's so easy to put...

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