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gluten-free scallion pancakes.

Lately, if you’ve noticed, the carbohydrate content of many of the recipes I’ve shared has been higher than usual. I think this has everything to do with being 7000% more famished than usual, on account of all the training for

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crispy sweet potato squash burgers.

So, this one time (last Sunday), I tried to make gnocchi. It did not work.  I think – on account of not using a gluten-y flour, or enough binding – my little potato-almond butter pasta bits weren’t sturdy enough to

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vegan spaghetti squash bolognese.

Spaghetti nights were a hit in my house growing up (although, in my personal opinion, rotini was always the superior noodle). Not only was it a quick meal for my busy mama to make, but it was filling and fun

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Why Eating is an Act of Self-Love [expert series].

[I am excited to share this insightful guest post with you today, written by the effervescent Alexis Meads of Crazy. Wild. Love. Check out her credentials and her website below — enjoy!] Self-love is one of those “trendy” phrases that

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Expert Series: inspiring wellness, yoga, and what it means to be a mamapreneur in NYC with Randi Zinn.

Meet Randi Zinn. I am super excited to introduce you to Randi Zinn this week. Randi is the mastermind behind RZ Inspire Wellness, a movement for NYC Moms that enlivens community and encourages wellness across the board. Her workshops and

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garlicky chard with leeks.

I love chard. Sometimes even more than I love kale. I know. Blasphemy.  There is something about the unique flavor (and seriously beautiful stalks of the rainbow variety) that make it a lot of fun to cook with. And look

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Expert Series: cooking for great health (and why fermenting is awesome) with Marni Wasserman

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Expert Series! I am thrilled to introduce you today to Marni Wasserman: Culinary Nutritionist, Health Strategist, and Founder of Delicious Knowledge in Toronto. Marni’s food studio is a place of food education, yummy

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cultivating food sense.

It’s no surprise that the habits we acquire in childhood stick with us into adulthood. For better or for worse, the lessons most often reinforced are the ones that continue to shape our behavior as we grow. There are few

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surprising first foods for babies.

Who needs processed, packaged rice cereal? Not you! Cultivate your child’s curious palate from their very first bites by introducing flavorful, nutritious, whole foods. Check out the Infant Feeding Schedule for some guidelines on when to introduce which foods to

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the food-as-reward conundrum.

How we think about food starts at a very young age. When we reward behavior with food – any food – we teach kids to eat for the wrong reasons, at the wrong times, and in the wrong amounts.  And

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chat and chew: creating a dialogue on healthy eating with your kids.

Building a strong dialogue around good eating is an important cornerstone to establishing lasting healthy habits in your household.  Whether your child has barely started solids, or is well into school (yes, that means teens, too!), the words we use

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super sunflower seeds.

Seeds make an excellent portable snack. Not only are they delicious, they pack an incredible punch of many things our bodies need to function well. Sunflower seeds in particular include: essential fatty acids (essential for brain, nerve, and circulatory health)

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why i don’t believe in diets.

Diets are not sustainable.They operate with a mentality of scarcity and deprivation.They force us to remove whole food groups that can actually be great for us when done right.They take too much effort: weighing, counting, thinking, stressing.They separate us from

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eggplant chips.

Salty. Crunchy. Dippable.  Do these sound anything like your snack-y cravings? Does it always feel like the foods that meet these criteria aren’t really the best option? I’m with you — they tend to be packaged, processed, and full of

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considering calcium.

I was at a wellness speaking event recently on digestive health. The keynote MD suggested that because dairy is so difficult for many people to digest (research indicates up to 70% of Americans are lactose-intolerant!), reducing dairy intake can have a

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the nutritarian diet [why calories aren’t all that important].

All calories are not created equal. Different foods affect the body in different ways, so when we focus too strictly on the numeric value of what we consume, we risk missing a more important piece of the fueling puzzle. In

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gluten exposed.

[this post was originally featured as a guest post on ‘Strictly Nutritious’ – sharing here for anyone who missed it!]In the last decade, the idea of gluten-free eating has gone from the fringe of food awareness (somewhere out there with

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healthy fridge feature #5 [AJ].

I am so excited to share this fridge this week – courtesy of a fellow health coach, the wonderful Mr. AJ Morris of Kickstart Wellness. He’s a health nut living and working in NYC. His passion for eating and living

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fridge feature #3 [meghan].

This week’s awesome healthy fridge is courtesy of Meghan from Vancouver [thanks, lady!]. She’s one of the most talented ladies I know. She also happens to be a fitness fiend, vegan, a new momma, and currently on tour with a show

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blackbeans and greens soup.

Recently, I’ve been working a lot with the idea of food-as-fuel (something I think many of us are out of touch with). It’s nice to spend a little time thinking about the way we eat affects our mood and our

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amanda’s split pea soup.

Due to popular demand, here’s the split pea soup recipe Amanda mentioned in yesterday’s Fridge Feature [thanks for sharing, lady!]. Perfect timing with this sudden glorious spring weather! Peas are a great balancing food: because of their ability to cleanse

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can food intolerances cause cellulite?

Do you have cellulite? Does it stress you out? You’re not alone. Cellulite is a natural build-up of fat in the body – everyone has some. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce its irksome presence in your life. Let’s

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vegan burg-adillas. [maybe the best things ever?]

“This is the most delicious thing I have ever tasted. It’s better than steak.” – my sweet husband And if those words, straight from the mouth of my omnivorous fella, aren’t enough to convince you to try these, let me

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a twist on miso soup.

It’s unusually Vancouver-like in NYC today: cold, rainy, windy… lacking in mountains, though. Oddly enough, I had a great catchup with a friend from the west coast over tea this morning — it felt like home! I was thoroughly frozen

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springtime soup.

In the spirit of spring, this soup incorporates ingredients that help balance and detoxify. If you’re in the Northern Hempishere, many of the vegetables are available at the farmers’ market from the autumn harvest; herbs are just coming into season.

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macrobiotics for spring [5 easy ideas].

The Japanese principles of balance – or Macrobiotics – provide a wonderful framework for incorporating seasonal, local food into diet. According to Macrobiotics, when the body is in balance, we have good health; an imbalance – in any area –

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ayurveda for spring [5 easy ideas].

Ayurveda [the ancient Hindu art of medicine and prolonging life] has many practical applications for our daily lives, especially when it comes to eating in accordance with the seasons. In addition to the categorizing of body types by constitution [vata

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