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Lentils…were on my mind since past weekend, again thanks to the food bloggers conference. Canadian Lentils was the official sponsor and they even gave me real wood salad tongs, that I’m sure you will see in many pictures. As you can imagine, we had lentils for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Literally. Surprisingly, upon my return home I cooked more lentils. That tells me I like lentils. Read more »

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I just returned from a food bloggers conference and firmly decided to eat more vegetables after speaking with an amazing holistic nutritionist. According to Marisa, only 15% of our daily protein intake should come from animal sources. Yikes… Frankly, I suspected that because for many past months I have been exercising a lot and eating very high protein diet without drastic changes in my physique. So, lesson learnt. Of course, the menu always comes down to picky little eaters. My kids are very good at eating fresh juicy garden…
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Chia pudding never gets old. Snack or a breakfast, it’s nutritious, easy and affordable. I don’t make enough of chia pudding with no good answer for that. I think I go through stages of having it all week and then feeling like I need a break.

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I always have my favourite organic Food for Life sprouted grain tortillas on hand, and had an idea to try them in a pizza for months now. To me they just look like a perfect healthy thin crust pizza dough. And the best part is – I can buy it. I’m not a baker of all things bread plus they are healthier than any bread. If you are looking for a healthier pizza recipe, you can also check out Cauliflower Pizza and Sweet Potato Pizza recipes. This recipe was…
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30 minute, from start to finish, healthy meatless dinner idea. Light and fluffy quinoa in a sweet Parmesan pumpkin sauce with fresh baby spinach. Even my 8 year old was licking the spoon and he is not a pumpkin and quinoa fan. Cheese always does the trick though. And Parmesan is one of my favourites because you need just a little to go a long way.

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Soft and moist little breads made 100% whole wheat, sweetened only with dates (except maple syrup in topping and filling – that’s an FYI for my PD commenters), filled with scrumptious organic cream cheese and topped with out of this world cinnamon pepita crumb topping. And of course, pumpkin in every bite with a bit of cream cheese.

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Pizza crust made with whole foods, full of good for you carbs and requires no food processor. No flour mess either and you can actually cut it like real pizza and hold the slice. Your fingers even will be greasy but with heart healthy olive oil. I don’t know if you think this recipe is weird or cool, but I think this pizza turned out awesome despite my (maybe yours) scepticism!!! I know Friday is considered a pizza night in most North American households. It never happens in my house…
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  6 ingredients and you have full of healthy fats, antioxidants & naturally sweetened with dates treat. Did you know you can make dark chocolate at home?! All you have to do is combine equal parts of cacao powder, coconut oil and maple syrup on a stovetop and then freeze. That chocolate already is a step above store bought organic dark chocolate, which is a step above Hershey’s and Cadbury. But this chocolate sweetened only with dates, full of superfoods like coconut oil, chia seeds, cacao powder and coconut flakes…
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  30 minute pasta skillet with pesto sauce, sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Organic pasta mixed with blistered grape tomatoes, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, all natural pesto and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Total time = 30 minutes, including the prep and clean up. This was delicious and healthy too! A few years ago, my kids couldn’t stand pesto. So, I stopped buying it and never made one. Actually, I went through a stage thinking it’s too fattening but these days I just know that moderation is…
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