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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:00

Cherry Cashew 'Cheese' Cake

Just in time for Canada Day, this his raw ‘cheese’ cake is a delightful contribution to a potluck! It can be topped with any type of fresh fruit or your favourite fruit sauce. Ingredients: Crust: 2 1/2 cups    walnuts or pecans 1/4 tsp          sea salt 1/4 cup         honey (or maple syrup if you want to make a vegan pie) 1 tsp             ground cinnamon   Filling: 4 cups          cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours and drained) 1/2 cup         honey 1/2...
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Friday, 23 December 2016 06:00

Hot Detox Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake

  Here’s a sneak peek of a recipe from my new book, Hot Detox! My sister, Lynn, wanted to create a new birthday cake so you could celebrate even when on a cleanse. It has a whole pineapple in it, so get ready to smile!    Ingredients: 6                    pineapple rings, cut 1⁄2 inch thick  4 tsp              ground cinnamon, divided  20                  frozen cherries 1⁄2 cup           pecan pieces 2⁄3 cup           whole white chia seeds...
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:00

Gluten-Free Paleo Carrot Cake

  This is my mom’s recipe, so it’s true comfort food to me! I’ve made different versions for every birthday in my family since I realized that my joint and digestive pain was caused by intolerance to gluten and sugar. This cake not only tastes great but also delivers a medicinal dose of cinnamon. You may be shocked by the 7 tsp used in the recipe, but if you divide the cake into 14 pieces, then each piece has 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. This amount of cinnamon, if taken on a daily...
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:00

Gluten-Free Ginger Bread Cookies

  Spice up your holidays with these all natural ginger bread cookies. I call these Genny’s Gingers because I created them for my ginger loving grandma, Geneva. She loved ginger bread cookies anytime of year but these are perfect for the holiday season.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup     almond butter* 2 tsp         ground ginger 1 tbsp       ground cinnamon 2 cups      almond meal (also known as almond flour) 1 tbsp       ground flax meal 6 tbsp    ...
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  My husband, Alan, went to Italy with an exchange program when he was in high school. While he was there, his surrogate Italian mother taught him how to make the best lasagna you can imagine. I re-created that famous recipe in my book Slimming Meals That Heal, keeping the flavour but cutting the carbs and high-fat cheese. I use zucchini in place of wheat pasta and the result is not only delicious, it’s healthy! The presence of anti-inflammatory carotenoids like lutein,...
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Monday, 28 December 2015 06:00

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crêpes

  In North America, buckwheat kernels or buckwheat groats are often called kasha. Despite the name, this is actually a wheat-free fruit seed that is related to rhubarb. It has many health benefits, one of which is its ability to balance blood sugar, thereby lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.   These crepes can be made as a sweet or savoury dish. Just omit the honey for a savoury crepe. Note: If you can’t find buckwheat kernels in your local health food...
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Saturday, 16 September 2017 06:00

Gluten-Free Apple Berry Crisp

  Quinoa is an amazing source of manganese and magnesium, both important factors in omega-3 metabolism, which is known for its anti-inflammatory ability. Manganese nourishes the ligaments and magnesium reduces muscle pain, making these minerals a pain-fighting duo. While the amino acid lysine is known to help fight the cold sore virus, it’s also essential for tissue growth and repair, making quinoa the perfect food for anyone recovering from an injury. This dessert is so healthy...
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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 06:00

Sunny Flax Gluten-Free Crackers

  Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds act as essential building blocks for cell membranes and help reduce inflammation. Both turmeric and ginger are powerful anti-inflammatory spices, making this the ultimate cracker choice for healing. It may seem like a lot of work to make your own crackers, but this recipe takes only a few minutes of prep time. To prepare these crackers, you will need a dehydrator or a parchment-lined baking sheet. Ingredients: 1 cup            ...
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Thursday, 31 August 2017 06:00

What Is The Scoop On Corn Gluten?

Wait…what? Isn’t corn gluten free? Technically it is. Plain corn, the kind you eat off the cob, is gluten free (as long as it was protected from cross-contamination). Corn comes from a different family than the gluten-containing grains (barley, rye, wheat, spelt). It does however contain a protein that is also called “gluten” though it is not quite the same as the one found in the aforementioned grains. It becomes very confusing doesn’t it? After all, shouldn’t a food that includes...
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  The first thing I thought when I opened The UnDiet Cookbook was, "Well this will be the new cookbook gold standard".  The book is visual eye candy with easy to follow recipes that I know are just teeming with flavour. I love that every recipe has a fun life hack to shorten your time in the kitchen. I appreciate that she made sure to label each recipe so that people can navigate their allergies. As always, Meghan allows us a handlebar view of her bike ride through life and the...
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