Recipes

Skinny Vegetable Soup

by Janelle 10.23.2014
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If you may have been overindulging a little bit more than usual lately, a tried and true way to lose a little weight and feel better is to fill up on tasty, nutritious vegetables, and my Skinny Vegetable Soup is the perfect choice. You start with a simple base of onions, leeks, celery and carrots, and then add […]

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

by Janelle 10.16.2014
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I recently made a batch of homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, a traditional and healthy favorite that never gets old. I roasted some tomatoes in the oven to bring out their flavor and sweetness and added a couple cans of diced tomatoes to enhance it even more. If you are like me and you have […]

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Mushroom and Stilton Quinoa Risotto

by Janelle 09.24.2014
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I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to my comfort food favorites, so when I came across this recipe for Mushroom and Stilton Quinoa Risotto from The Art of Eating Well, I had to try it. I’ve been enjoying several recipes from this book recently and totally adore the clean cooking philosophy of the book’s authors, Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley. This […]

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Lobster Biryani Masala {Daniel Boulud}

by Janelle 09.19.2014
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My husband and I are huge fans of Chef Daniel Boulud and his collection of restaurants, in particular DBGB in NYC, Bar Boulud in London, and Restaurant Daniel in NYC, for special occasions. Thus, when Chef Boulud’s book, Daniel: My French Cuisine, came out celebrating recipes from Restaurant Daniel, I couldn’t wait to get cooking. I already […]

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Curried Coconut Lentil Soup

by Janelle 09.14.2014
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This weekend I set out to recreate a delicious Curried Coconut Lentil Soup that I had while I was in Africa a couple weeks ago. While creating the recipe, I wanted to make sure that the soup had a distinct coconut flavor, lots of nutritious vegetables and grains, and a healthy dose of warm curry spices. This soup […]

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How to Make Almond Milk {step-by-step photos}

by Janelle 09.11.2014
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I have been making homemade almond milk for about a year now and it has been such a success that I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the bland store-bought varieties again. It always seemed like a daunting process and since I don’t have a VitaMix, I was initially even worried my regular blender couldn’t handle it. […]

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Frozen Almond Butter Banana Bites

by Janelle 09.08.2014
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I recently whipped up a batch of a very fun and healthy treat that I couldn’t wait to share, Frozen Almond Butter Banana Bites. They are pretty simple to make and a really satisfying mini frozen treat. I keep a batch in the freezer if I want something sweet, but I don’t want a full serving […]

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Paleo Bread

by Janelle 03.27.2014
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On my quest for healthy, clean recipes, I came across a very popular recipe for “Paleo Bread” from Elana’s Pantry, a cooking and baking blog specialising in grain-free recipes. With wholesome ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour, flaxmeal and coconut oil, there is no doubt this homemade bread packs a nutritional punch. There is no white […]

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Iced Matcha Almond Milk Latte

by Janelle 03.24.2014
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My latest health obsession is matcha green tea and my favourite way to enjoy it is in the form of a refreshing iced latte. Matcha is a super concentrated form of green tea that is ground into a powder from the actual tea leaves, which are traditionally thrown out in regular old green tea out […]

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Triple Berry Superfood Smoothie

by Janelle 03.19.2014
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For a healthy, energizing breakfast or afternoon snack, you can’t beat a nutrient-packed homemade smoothie. I have been experimenting with dozens of combinations lately and I’m excited to share with you one of my favourites – a Triple Berry Superfood Smoothie. I used a base of almond milk and added three types of berries — […]

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