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the skinny on olive oil quality and use

When I make a stir fry, roast veggies or use any method of heat to cook something, I always start with a splash of olive oil in the pan so whatever I’m cooking doesn’t stick. I use olive oil because I’ve always thought it is a healthy oil.  Olive oil is healthy but it really … Continue reading

apple almond coconut muffins

apple almond coconut muffins

My muffin recipe experimentation continues! I am *really* happy with how this flavour turned out! I grated an apple, then decided that cinnamon, coconut and almond would go together nicely. Since I’m watching my sugar intake, I wanted to make these muffins as sugar-free as I could while still having enough sweetness that the flavour … Continue reading

spring cleansing

spring cleansing

It’s spring time, and recently I decided to do a spring cleaning of my body. I like to periodically (once or twice a year) do cleanses because it feels so satisfying. Even though I eat healthy, I live in a big city and there’s pollution in the air, and probably pesticides and toxins on my … Continue reading

Eggplant and Morgrabieh Soup

Eggplant and Morgrabieh Soup

I’ve been very inspired recently with middle-eastern cuisine. I want to expand my repertoire of foods that I use and experiment with ingredients I’ve never used before. I went to a local Persian store this weekend that is located a few blocks from where I used to live, and I used to go there all … Continue reading

fibre-licious carrot coconut muffins

fibre-licious carrot coconut muffins

I think you may have noticed that I love smoothies and muffins… because all I have been posting lately are smoothie and muffin recipes! This recipe concoction was a successful experiment from my desire to do something with all that juice pulp that is created from juicing. I love juicing, but I don’t like throwing … Continue reading

chai-chocolate banana smoothie

chai-chocolate banana smoothie

It seems like there is a theme right now in my recipes where I use two particular ingredients: bananas and chocolate, and my many ways in which I have the combo for breakfast! 😉 This recipe came about by some morning creativity when I realized I was out of blueberries, and only had banana to … Continue reading

the perfect yam fries recipe

the perfect yam fries recipe

At least 4 times per week, I make homemade yam fries. I can’t even begin to tell you how addicting and delicious they are! If you have someone in your life that loves fast food, then give them this recipe, because it will be much healthier and more satisfying then those frozen pre-packaged variety. I’ve … Continue reading