Easy homemade guacamole with spinach

Simple Spinach Guacamole

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One of the best parts about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes to throw together!  The spinach guacamole can be enjoyed as a spread for sandwiches, a topping for burgers or as a dip for raw veggies or tortilla chips.  Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and is an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin K …

Homemade veggie burgers

Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers

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I love barbecue season!   This week my husband and I concocted these delicious homemade Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers.  They turned out amazing, and they were so simple to put together!  These burgers are loaded with fibre and nutrients, and they are so filling! Black beans have a whopping 15 grams of fibre in a one-cup serving! As a comparison, …

Gluten and dairy-free banana blueberry muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins or Loaf

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These banana blueberry muffins are gluten and dairy free and contain almost no added sugars! They are a great option for breakfast on the go and make for a quick and easy snack during your busy day.  One of the most important ways to stay on track with your diet is to make sure that you have healthy snacks available …

Healthy vegetarian chili

Simple Vegetarian Chili

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This simple vegetarian chili makes a perfect meal now that the weather is getting a bit cooler. The recipe was inspired this evening by the ingredients that I happened to have in my cupboards and fridge. I threw a few things together, and it turned out to be delicious! This chili has a hint of sweetness and isn’t too spicy. …

Dairy free holiday fudge

Festive Cranberry Fudge

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This fudge combines the rich taste and texture of dark chocolate with a festive cranberry-orange twist.  It’s dairy free and instead uses cashew butter for a creamy, rich texture.  I use fresh cranberries for this recipe, which I highly recommend instead of using the canned alternatives.  Although cranberries are rich in nutrients, they need to be prepared properly to take …

Kale salad

Crunchy Kale Salad with Savoury Miso Dressing

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This salad makes a satisfying main course or a delicious side dish!  The key to a tasty kale salad is to massage the leaves with your hands to break down it’s otherwise fibrous nature.  After washing the kale, tear it into bite sized pieces and work it with your hands, gently kneading and squeezing it.  Massaging the kale for 2-3 minutes …

Curried sweet potato pasta

Creamy Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Sauce With Sweet Potato Pasta

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This sweet potato pasta dish is a delicious substitute for grain-based pastas. The sweet potatoes are a vitamin and mineral rich source of fibre, and make for a satisfying base for this dish. If you have never used vegetables in place of grain-based pastas, I encourage you to give it a try!   To make the sweet potato pasta, you …