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Sweet Potato Carob Brownies

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Blueberry Protein Muffins

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Beet Goat Cheese Terrine

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Sweet Potato Soup

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Gluten-free Baking

Sweet Potato Carob Brownies

June 20, 2017

These flourless brownies are very high in fibre due to the sweet potato, carob and flax. They are also a source of healthy fats, no matter if you choose olive oil, grass-fed butter or coconut oil. Take this recipe a step further and slather them in ginger scented almond butter frosting!

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Appetizer | Lunch

Beet Goat Cheese Terrine

February 18, 2017

Beets are rich in antioxidants, especially betalain, which provides the beautiful red colour and offers detoxification support. They are also high in folate, which is important in creating healthy red blood cells. This terrine is a real show stopper and makes great (healthy) party food!  

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Appetizer | Lunch

Sweet Potato Soup

February 17, 2017

I love making this soup with bone broth, with all of its healing properties; it’s rich in minerals to support the immune system, and contains collagen to reduce inflammation and repair the gut. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and fibre. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy vision & neurological function. Wow, all of that in […]

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Coconut Banana Blondies

January 20, 2017

These grain-free blondies are sweet and moist, with fibre, protein and healthy saturated fat from coconut oil (that might sound like an oxymoron, but saturated fat helps to maintain healthy cell membranes, as well assist hormone production and calcium absorption. Hurray!!)

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Editorial | Gluten-free Baking

Naked Blueberry Wedding Cake

January 13, 2017

Coconut Cake with Pink Honey Buttercream & Organic Whipped Cream Gluten-free, Grain-free & Sugar-free To make the pink honey buttercream for this cake, simply add one teaspoon of beet powder to this recipe! It makes a wonderful sugar-free alternative to traditional frostings and icings.  Photography: Priyanka Roy Studios Bouquet: Rococofloral

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Health Article | Healthy Beverages

Yerba Mate: drink of the gods

January 6, 2017

Written by Lisa Virtue, BA, NC If you ever find yourself in Argentina, you will most definitely be offered a cup of their national drink: yerba mate. Argentinians still drink this tea-like infusion with a gourd and bombilla (a round drinking vessel with filter-straw). Yerba mate is preferred over coffee not only in Argentina, but also […]

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Paleo Butter Tarts

December 16, 2016

Butter tarts are a Canadian tradition, and are most popular in Ontario (where I grew up and had the pleasure of indulging in such deliciousness!). These tarts are a healthy alternative, full of fibre and nutrition as they are made with coconut and almond flour, and sweetened with maple syrup. Dried blueberries are delicious in […]

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