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Sweet Sesame Tofu and Broccoli

  Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1. Tofu – I prefer GMO Free “Extra Firm” Tofu. When stirring into recipes it holds it’s shape better. You can always fry your Tofu…

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Oven Roasted Flavourful Cauliflower Steaks

There are so many ways to prepare cauliflower from raw, to boiled, mashed or rice!   This recipe is now one of my favourites: “Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Steaks”. Many popular diets advise against eating anything white. Foods like white pasta, white rice, white bread, sugar and other white foods are not recommended. Cauliflower is a white food you can feel good about eating At times the cauliflower does not seem like an…

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Quinoa Salad with Tai Dressing

I find that you can add absolutely any vegetable – raw or cooked and or any fruit to cooked quinoa and it will make a delicious salad. During the summer months I like to keep these salads light and the dressings made with lemon, lime, fresh herbs and at times a bit of sweetness. In the winter months I find this salad to be lovely and warming with this delicious…

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Mixed Beans and Root Vegetable Soup

This recipe is easy and perfect for those who love soups, stews or chili. Soup is one of the most nutritious and easiest foods to prepare and perfect for every meal whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack!!   If you enjoy the texture of a chili just add more beans.  If you like stews more, just add more vegetables.  It’s that easy! Beans can are the least expensive…

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Simple, Delicious, Crispy Baked Tofu

This is a lovely dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.  It is also wonderful for everyone from Vegans to Vegetarians to Meat Eaters – why, because it is healthy for everyone to try some non-meat meals throughout the week. I recommend purchasing GMO Free, Organic tofu for all recipes. For this recipe in particular I highly recommend “Extra-Firm” tofu so that it doesn’t fall apart when tossing. Above is…

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Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Soup

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Soup Recipe with lots of leftovers to freeze! A warm bowl of soup hits the spot every day especially when the days get cooler. Soup can be a meal in itself for breakfast, lunch or dinner or a healthy snack. You can substitutes Butternut Squash instead of Sweet Potatoes or use 1/2 of each. Homemade soups are always best because you control the ingredients you…

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APPLE DAPPLE

APPLE DAPPLE      This is a wonderfully delicious Apple Cake that I have been making every Thanksgiving since my children were small. It is a wonderful tradition right along side pumpkin pie and ice cream (coconut ice cream of course!).  This is not a low calorie recipe but it is so tasty.  You can always choose to make it with “healthier” ingredients that I have listed below. Personally I like…

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Lifestyle/ Nutrition

Do You Need To Take Vitamin D Supplementation?

Vitamin D Article by Shawn Nisbet Do You Need Vitamin D Supplementation? VITAMIN D “The Sunshine Vitamin” Vitamin D is so important that your body makes this hormone in the skin in the presence of sunlight but this can pose a problem for us living in the northern climates. Most of us know we need vitamin D for strong bones. Now it appears that vitamin D, or rather a lack…

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Fresh Pesto and Zucchini Pasta

Fresh Pesto and Zucchini Pasta Every year I plant basil in my pots and Tower Garden and my favourite thing to do is make pesto. Pesto is always made to taste, based on the ingredients at hand. So adjust the ingredients to your taste. Most pesto recipes call for Parmesan cheese, some use Romano but I use Nutritional Yeast.  This keeps the dish perfect for those who are Vegan.  Many…

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