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Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

Chickpea “Tuna” Salad This is what I had for lunch today – my ultimate Chickpea “Tuna” Salad! I used to love tuna salad as a kid, but it’s really not a safe option today given the mercury content in tuna fish. In fact, Health Canada has set consumption limits for tuna and other large ocean-going […]

What’s In My Fridge & Pantry

What’s In My Fridge & Pantry OK, it’s time to get personal. What does a whole-foods, plant-based nutritionist eat? Well, I thought I would give you a sneak peek inside my own fridge and pantry… As you can see, the bulk of what is in my fridge is fresh produce. The bottom shelf holds all […]

Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

Curried Lentil Coconut Soup This hearty Curried Lentil Coconut Soup is full of immune-boosting garlic, ginger and turmeric and will warm you up from the inside out. This soup freezes well and is great to keep on hand for those unseasonably chilly days when your immune system needs a boost. I grew up in Vancouver […]

Superhero Breakfast Cookies

These Superhero Breakfast Cookies contain whole-food sources of protein, healthy fat and fiber to stabilize blood sugar and provide lasting energy. The recipe is easy and versatile; you can easily substitute ingredients to suit your family’s tastes. In an ideal world, we would all take the time to sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, perhaps […]

Magical Mac n’ Cheese

Magical Mac n’ Cheese Recipe Who doesn’t love Mom’s home-made mac n’ cheese? Like countless generations before them, this recipe is one of my kids’ favourites. It’s creamy, delicious and comforting fare. Most traditional recipes are laden with gluey white flour and greasy saturated fat. Fortunately, my version doesn’t contain any gluten or dairy. Better still, it doesn’t contain any […]

Pasta with Lentil & Veggie Ragout

Pasta with Lentil & Veggie Ragout Recipe Today I’m sharing one of our family’s favourite weeknight meals. I came up with this dish one night when my fridge and pantry were bare. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention and this one was an instant winner! I grated the vegetables so they would […]

Smoky Chipotle-Garlic Cashew Cheese

Smoky Chipotle-Garlic Cashew Cheese Recipe In our neighbourhood, spring seems to be the season of get-togethers, when pale neighbours, blinking against the unfamiliar sun come out of hibernation to begin planning this year’s garden and the next round of household renovations. The neighbourhood potluck can be a fearsome place for health-conscious eaters, what with the grape jelly-basted meatballs […]

Soba Noodle Stir Fry with Kale & Edamame

Soba Noodle Stir-Fry with Kale & Edamame Recipe Try this super quick and easy weeknight dinner! It’s a fun and delicious way to introduce your kids to leafy greens, and the edamame is a great source of protein. I like to highlight the veggies in this dish and use the noodles as more of an […]

Curried Lentil “Chicken” Salad

Curried Lentil “Chicken” Salad Recipe I’ve been daydreaming about this recipe idea for the past few days (yes, this is what goes on in my brain!) and I finally made it for lunch today. It was a satisfying, high-protein meal after this morning’s workout – super quick and easy to whip together, and oh so […]

Spring Detox Kale & Quinoa Salad

Spring Detox Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe Thanks so much for joining the Fresh Start Wellness community. I am looking forward to sharing tips, recipes and inspiration for healthy living with you. I am grateful for your enthusiastic support of my new venture. In celebration of Fresh Starts, I wanted to share this fantastic, spring-inspired […]
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