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toasted quinoa cereal with pistachios + figs.

Who would have thought that pistachios and figs would go so well together? Well, a bunch of people, apparently, but this is news to me (and welcome news at that!).  On the hunt for a new versatile, make-ahead breakfast (veering

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raw vegan thin mint cookies.

If you’re heading to a holiday party this year, there’s a good chance someone will bring along the box of Thin Mints they felt obligated to purchase from a colleague’s little Girl Scout, or that they perhaps had to buy

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nourishing nutbars.

I’ve  been experimenting with easy breakfast and workout refuel options in the kitchen this week, testing out some new ideas that will be included in the cookbook… (coming soon, stay tuned!). I’m a fan of anything in bar form –

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butter crunch coconut granola

Recently, we got rid of all of the boxed cereal in our house. (FINALLY.) Michael Height, sweet adventurous guy that he is, has taken on a commitment to quit sugar (a la I Quit Sugar) for the month of August.

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cracked pepper + mint quinoa.

In springtime, a selection of specific foods offers detoxifying, energizing benefits to the body. Naturally, we undergo a detox as the weather starts to warm up. After many cold months of moving less and eating fewer fresh foods, the body

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hemp + cacao breakfast bowl [better than cereal].

Finding great breakfast options can be tricky, hey? Here’s a few reasons I hear all the time (and believe me, I’m with you!) 1. I have no time in the morning.2. I’m not sure what we’re hungry for first thing,

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jolly green giant burgers.

I heard a story on the CBC last week about people’s reactions to sporting events and how they specifically use food to enhance or distract from their mood. Apparently we, as a sports-watching species, eat 16% more saturated fat and 10% more

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build-your-own trail mix.

[The definitive guide to building the best-ever, best-for-you trail mix] I was shocked recently to discover that there isn’t one go-to ‘build your own’ healthy trail mix guide on the internet. There are tons of suggestions for party mixes, and

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raw zucchguine with walnut-basil pesto.

Cook along with me! Let’s make this together on YouTube! I first discovered raw food in 2009 in the middle of my quest to be my healthiest (fittest) self. I loved how I felt when I ate it: truly nourished

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nutty sweet potato bake.

The challenge: combining a handful of different seasonal produce into a dish that could bake alongside the other food prep I had put together for the week.The ingredients: sweet potato, onion, eggplant, green beans.The household request: more cashew cheese in

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