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February 4, 2019

There's really only one cereal that I ever recommend to people. It's the only one that provides any measurable benefits when it comes to lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad one), improving blood sugars, and actually manages to get the bowels moving predictably.  But, if you've ever had All-Bran buds, you know they look like hamster pellets, and taste like cardboard. It's annoying to me when health food tastes like health food.

I've let two, surprisingly expensive, boxes go stale in my cu...

May 27, 2018

I rent a place in a really, really old house that has been separated into 5 apartments. It's small, but has a lot going for it, and it's perfect for me at this point in my life. The only downside is that I don't have any real outdoor space. I painfully miss having a backyard or balcony -  some daily outdoor time in these warmer months is pretty much essential for me, otherwise I start to lose my mind a little (remember - kind of a hippie). Even excluding that, it's pretty hard to gard...

May 15, 2018

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Rounding up an assortment of my weekly eats, interests and random bits. A place to share things I have actually enjoyed in real life

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Things to eat:

Miso Broccoli Bowl from Smitten kitchen  

This sauce is sooo good that it's actually worth keeping tahini and miso in the house (they have a pretty long shelf life).  I usually make this as written in her recipe. However,

I actually preferred how I made it this week:

  - broccoli, carrots, onions roasted.

  - serve with chickpeas instea...

March 24, 2018

As I've grown [kind of, sort of] wiser, I have learned that some of the greatest things in life happen by accident or when you least expect it. It's often true for events: the ones I over plan, micromanage and have the highest hopes for, often flop and yet sometimes, a random Friday night when you have no clue what you're going to do, awesomeness just flows, and they seem to be the most memorable. I find this is also true with recipe development. Some of those off-the-cuff dinners whe...

March 11, 2018

Changing our eating habits is difficult. In fact change in general is difficult.   

Our brains are generally conditioned to take the path of least resistance. And once these paths are laid, it becomes incredibly challenging, though certainly not impossible, to change them.  Imagine for a second (or if you are unlucky enough, remember), that you broke the hand you write with. We all know exactly how to sign our name, but yet somehow it feels like the first time - uncomfortable and...

February 26, 2018

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Rounding up an assortment of my weekly eats, interests and random bits.

A place to share things I have actually enjoyed in real life  

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Things to eat:

Mexican green salad from Cookie and Kate

I really enjoyed this salad, the dressing was super yummy and just loved it overall. 

My Adjustments:  

- used sunflower seed butter instead of tahini in the dressing

- used bagged coleslaw mix instead of red cabbage and cauliflower (I'm just lazy and really who can use up a whole red cabbage?)

You co...

January 23, 2018

There is a special secret to success with these type of lists: Don't just read the list, actually do the list! That's kind of the important part.   

I would encourage everyone to check off or make a mental note about which parts of this list still need your attention, and then start with ONLY ONE at a time and then actually get it done.  Remember, if we change nothing, nothing changes. 

  1. Greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, etc.)

    I don't mean to beat...

January 10, 2018

I have made these way too much lately. Probably 10 times in 6 months, because they are so surprisingly satisfying. 

Let's talk about donuts for just a minute. I am a strong believer in skipping on healthy food that doesn't actually taste that good, especially when the real thing is a donut from a place like Donut Monster (for all you Hamilton/Burlington locals). They are next level donuts. Fried and flavourful pockets of gluten, sugar and sunshine. You literally can't go wrong....

December 27, 2017

Pictured is a little lunch action! The banana bread is actually on her site as well.  

~ Well-loved and well-tested recipes from around the internet and in my cookbook collection ~ 

Kathryne Taylor is the queen of vegetarian recipe development. I seriously don't know how she does it. Cookie and Kate is her website, and if you haven't checked it out, I would highly recommend you do. 

I am a ferocious recipe anarchist. I never seem to follow recipes because I'll think of some oth...

November 7, 2017

I had a patient once (in his 40's) who did not eat fruit or vegetables. Like at all. Not even the tomato and lettuce on his McDonalds burgers. He was so hilariously defiant: "Don't bother, you're never going to convert me" he said, and of course I really, really wanted to convert him.  I mean, he wasn't crazy, there was exceptions: white potatoes pretty consistently, and corn on the cob a few times each summer. Oh, and 2 apples per year, in the form of pie. Everything else was a firm...

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