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Sourdough Bread

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Above: Sourdough toast with creamy avocado slices and garden fresh Roma tomatoes and just a pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Read more

 

How to Make Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

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One of nature's healthiest high-protein foods? Check.

Easy to prepare, low in calories, and rich in flavor? Check.

Free of gluten, dairy, and animal protein that can become harmful when exposed to high temperatures? Check, check, and check. Read more

 

Sourdough French Toast With Blueberries and Maple Syrup

Here's a look at a fresh batch of French toast that I made over the weekend, served with blueberries and real maple syrup. I used traditionally fermented sourdough bread from a local bakery and eggs from free range birds. Read more

 

Mackerel Hand Rolls

Crispy Potatoes with Guacamole

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I've been on a roll with new recipes as of late - everything I make, the living creatures in our home gobble every morsel up within an hour. This makes me happy, of course. Read more

 

How to Make Tasty Vegan Burgers

Rice, Black Beans, Guacamole, and Greens

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When we're pressed for time and on the prowl for some serious flavour, this is our can't-miss choice for dinner.

You can make your own black beans by soaking the night before and cooking them until tender, but more often than not, we go with the healthiest pre-made black bean product at the grocery store. Which leaves only a pot of rice, some guacamole, and crisp shreds of lettuce and your favourite tomatoes to have on hand to construct a wonderfully satisfying and nourishing meal, rich in healthy protein, health-enhancing fat, and plenty of antioxidants to support cellular health. Read more

 

Quinoa: One of Nature's Healthiest Protein-Rich Foods

If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize. Read more

 

Starbucks Coconut Milk

Starbucks in Canada recently began providing coconut milk as an alternative to dairy and soy. Curious to know the makeup of their coconut milk, I went to a local shop and gave it a try.

I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed. It felt quite artificial to my palate, and I don't consider myself to be a connoisseur of fine foods and beverages, not by a long shot.

Curious to know what was giving their coconut milk a chemical-like feel to me, I took note of their ingredients: Read more

 

How to Make Kim Chi

Originally posted in September of 2009

Of the countless varieties of kim chi that are made in Korea, by far the most common and celebrated version is made with Napa cabbage.

Kim chi that's made with cabbage is loaded with indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a compound that is well recognized as a powerful cancer-fighting compound. Numerous studies indicate that I3C can offer protection against many different types of cancer and may even stop the growth of existing tumors. Read more

 

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