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12 crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving desserts

All of you south of the Canada-US border or other parts of the world may not realize this, but it’s Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend! (I know, it snuck up on me, too.) That means it’s time for fall-themed, crowd-pleasing meals and desserts. Since this website started out as a mostly-desserts blog, I’ve got a ton...

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Superpower matcha vanilla overnight oats + a giveaway!

A little superpower is what I’m aiming for these days. After a very busy summer of recipe testing (and, naturally, a lot of taste testing) and photography for the book, I’m refocusing my goals for the next few months to me. That means pulling on my workout pants, fastening my workout bra (these babies need...

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Peach barley salad & how to make salad that doesn’t suck

There was a time in my life when I didn’t like salads. I thought of them as nothing but stingy, unfulfilling and just plain boring. But you’d never know it by the look of my meals today (ahem, a lot of salad). Too often, salad is an afterthought, served as a first course or...

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Basil spinach pesto hummus

It never occurred to me that basil and hummus would ever make sense together, not like oats and raisins or chocolate and peanut butter, until I bought Sabra’s new hummus flavour on a whim one day. And oh my goodness was I blown away. This stuff was goooood. It was like I was suddenly...

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Salad Samurai review & giveaway

You may think I’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of months but, in truth, I’ve been hiding out in my kitchen. Since late last year, it’s been a whirlwind of recipe development here at ADC headquarters, creating 135 brand new recipes for a soon-to-be cookbook, co-authored with the lovely Lisa....