Flourless Banana-Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Breakfast Quinoa Bars

Quinoa is an excellent source of protein, fibre, vitamins and  minerals. It is an excellent addition to salads and main dishes but it can also be used in baking. These bars are a new favourite snack for my grandson and are very easy to make. I modified the original recipe by Alyssa Rimmer at Simply Quinoa. […]

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Easy Moist Banana Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffin

Ingredients: 3 large very ripe bananas 3/4 cup wholesome organic sugar 1 organic free-range egg, slightly beaten 1/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil 1 cup blueberries (unfrozen are best) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon alum-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups Pamela’s Gluten-Free flour 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips   Directions: […]

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Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This recipe is modified from the original by The Fabulous Beekman Boys Ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 1/2 cups rice milk, plus more for thinning (if desired) 2 tablespoons raw long-grain rice 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon dried basil […]

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Pesto Penne Primavera

Pesto Penne

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh basil leaves ( can substitute spinach for basil) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 cup parmesan cheese 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups penne pasta (gluten-free) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped asparagus 1/2 cup chopped zucchini 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives 1/2 cup […]

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Chickpea Soup

Chickpea Soup

This recipe was posted to allrecipes.com by Christine L. I substituted vegetable broth for a vegetarian alternative. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes 3 cups vegetable broth 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 […]

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Blueberry, Goat Cheese Tart

Blueberry Goat Cheesecake

This is a delicious recipe that I found in the Autumn, 2015 edition of Healthy Directions magazine. I made a few modifications based on the ingredients I had at hand. It was a big hit with everyone in the family. A delicious treat that was neither heavy or too sweet. Ingredients: Crust 3/4 cup almond […]

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Surprising Results…Vegetarian Protein Verses Meat

Sliced blade steak on cognac/worcestershire reduction, steamed broccoli with parsley beurre blanc

It is a common myth that dietary protein is only obtained through animal sources like chicken, beef, salmon and cheese. Surprisingly, to most Canadians, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains are considerable sources of dietary protein, especially dark green leafy vegetables.  Protein plays an important role in numerous functions in the body and is an […]

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Gluten-Free Joy Balls

Joy Balls

These simple treats make a nice snack or dessert. Raw desserts are a healthier option for you than cooked desserts. As always I use all organic ingredients for these recipes. Ingredients: 1 cup almond butter (I like to buy mine freshly ground in the store) 1/4 cup honey (unpasteurized) 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup […]

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Gluten-Free Corn Muffins

Mary's Cornbread

This recipe is a family favourite at our Sunday night dinners. It is one that I have had for many years and was not originally a gluten-free recipe. I modified my original version by using Pamela’s Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour instead of white flour. This simple step can be applied to any number of your all-time favourite recipes. Ingredients: 1 […]

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The Truth About Cholesterol

Healthy-Heart

Most of us are led to believe that we need to watch our cholesterol in order to prevent a heart attack or stroke. Yet numerous studies  have shown that 75% of all heart attack patients cholesterol levels were actually normal,as stated in the American Heart Journal (Jan. 2009). Purpose of Cholesterol Most the cholesterol circulating in the […]

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