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Miso Garlic Dressing

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Miso Garlic Dressing

Dress up your greens so even the pickiest eater can't resist. Rich and satisfying, this easy to make dressing doubles as a dip or spread. Delicious as a spread for wraps and sandwiches or a dipping sauce for veggies. Be daring ... use Miso Garlic Dressing ... 

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Super Salad

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Super Salad

I call this recipe a ‘super salad’ because it’s a super way to make a quick meal out of whatever is in your fridge. Simply start with a base of cooked rice or quiona and then add whatever is on hand … the possibilities are endless and changeable.

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Hummus 2.0

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Hummus 2.0

Today I was craving creamy, spicy Hummus Dip. When I realized I didn’t have a couple of the key ingredients on hand, rather than being disappointed, I decided to experiment and came up with a pretty amazing product.

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Freeze berries for winter use

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Freeze berries for winter use

Its berry season and the farmer’s markets are spilling over with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, Saskatoons and any number of specialty berries. Fresh, local berries don’t hang around in the stores for long, so now is the time to purchase in bulk and store in the freezer.

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Carrot Ginger Garlic Soup

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Carrot Ginger Garlic Soup

Quick. Simple. Enhealthing.  This is an excellent soup to keep on hand in the fridge. It tastes just as good cold as it does hot. I like to make this soup when I’m feeling a little run down and in danger of succumbing to a cold or flu.

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Almond Milk – Make Your Own

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Almond Milk – Make Your Own

Almond milk is easy to make at home … really! When you make your own almond milk you avoid having to deal with the cartons, both lugging them home from the store, and sending them back to the recycler. And home made almond milk is much more economical than the commercially prepared brands, ...

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Rice for Breakfast

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Rice for Breakfast

I am a big fan of making a pot of rice every few days and storing it in the fridge (still in the pot … why not? …saves on washing dishes and cuts down on my use of plastic containers that may leach nasty stuff into my low crap food.) I eat that rice cold, like a breakfast cereal.

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Cranberry Grape Cooler

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Cranberry Grape Cooler

I’m avoiding the stores today.  So instead of shopping for fresh fruit, I decided to dig into my freezer and see what I could come up with for an afternoon treat. There wasn’t much there except frozen grapes and cranberries.

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Broccoli Garlic Salad

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Broccoli Garlic Salad

Quick to prepare, this raw dish is perfect for those last minute potluck get-togethers. Containing six ingredients that are likely staples in your pantry and fridge, the health benefits of this salad are as important as its ease to make. 

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Hummus Dip

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Hummus Dip

Not just for pita chips, Hummus is the ideal dip for raw vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery, broccoli, rutabaga, cucumber, etc. Its also great on gluten free crackers, rice cakes and corn thins. It keeps for several days in the fridge. 

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Raspberry Shake or Popsicles

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Raspberry Shake or Popsicles

Made from staple ingredients, this shake is quick, satisfying, easy to make. Raspberry Shake can be enjoy right away or frozen in popsicle moulds for a nourishing cool off on a hot afternoon. Hint: Keep a variety of soaked, drained nuts in the freezer so you always have some on hand.

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Quinoa Super Seed

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Quinoa Super Seed

Quinoa (pronounced “keen wah”) is a super-nutrient grain-like product that comes to us from high in the Andes Mountains of South American. Botanically speaking, Quinoa is a member of the Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae). Other distinguished super-nutrient members ... 

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OGJ: Orange Green Juice

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OGJ: Orange Green Juice

Do know where orange juice comes from? Ok that’s a bit of a smart-ass question … but to make a point I thought I would ask. Of course orange juice comes from oranges. But most of the orange juice for sale in supermarkets was squeezed up to a year ago and stored in large tanks...

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Got Soup?

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Got Soup?

If you have a few random vegetables in the fridge and whole grain or lentils in the pantry … then you’ve got soup. Home made soup is wonderful low crap food. The possibilities are endless and its quicker than you think. No crappy tin cans are involved.

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