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Vegan pulled pork? Meet Jackfruit! Why this unique fruit may be the latest and greatest meat replacement

The ongoing evolution of the North American diet means that many of us are eating much less meat than ever before. For many, it may not even be a premeditated move. Perhaps without even planning it, we are eating a meatless meal once or even twice a week because of high prices or healthier decisions. […]

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Eating bugs – 10 reasons you should try insect protein

Bugs?  Yes! Bugs! While we’ve always been game for sampling non-traditional sources of protein, including powders from seeds and grains, peas, nuts and even algae… we must admit we did slightly hesitate at the mention of… bugs. Patricia and I have been eager to learn more about this daring protein source and do some first-hand […]

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Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter Amaranth Smoothie

Serves 2 Chocolate, bananas and peanut butter mingle with your favorite ancient grain (or whatever happens to be leftover in the refrigerator) for a satisfying breakfast shake that is good for your waistline. 2⁄3 cup (150 mL) vanilla yogurt 1⁄2 medium banana (1⁄4 to 1⁄3 cup/60 to 75 mL) 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) 1% milk […]

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Cranberry Lemon Millet Quinoa Squares

This tasty no-bake bar is loaded with lemon flavor and is delightfully chewy. Using both quinoa and millet puffs gives it additional texture — but if you just have one or the other, use 2 cups (500 mL) of either one. Gluten-free, vegetarian. ~Makes 16 1 cup (250 mL) old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup (125 […]

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Savoury Swedish Meatballs and Gravy

The only Swedish meatball recipe you’ll ever need! Juicy, tender and enriched with oats or sweet sorghum, these meatballs are best served over the Kale and Cranberry Buckwheat Pilaf with Toasted Pecans & Thyme (included). As an option, you can make them and simply keep them hot on a low setting in a slow cooker […]

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Top 10 Health Tips for 2017

Here are our favorite, powerful recommendations for healthy living in 2017. These quick hits are fairly inexpensive and easy to incorporate into busy schedules. Make sure you always consult with your health care provider before making changes to your diet or starting a new regime. Want more? Let us know and we’ll try and include […]

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What the halal?

What is the difference between halal and conventional meat? “I want real meat!” I recently witnessed a man express anger that the restaurant served 100 per cent halal meat. He was troubled. Halal? What was it? He demanded regular, conventional beef. These days, with so many distinctions, requirements and labels on foods and how they’re […]

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I have an expensive addiction

I have an expensive addiction. Grapefruit. Yes grapefruit. At two dollars per piece it quickly gets expensive if I’m eating more than one a day. And it’s not the only expensive produce I’m eating these days. Apples are almost a dollar each. I did recently get a deal on a 10-pound bag of beets at […]

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Sink your teeth in!

Welcome to our healthy, spirited and adventurous lifestyle blog! This is our personal blog of inspiring information related to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle! This miscellany of topics might include recipes, cooking, wellness, fitness, diet, detox, parenting and family fun, positive living and all sorts of random adventure – and maybe even some quinoa […]

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Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Pumpkin pie for breakfast! Serve a unique hot breakfast to satisfy everyone’s early morning hunger. Spicy pumpkin flavors in a breakfast cereal will have family and friends wondering where you found the time. This super simple recipe is just thrown together before bed and it will be ready and cooked to perfection by the time […]

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