Category Archives: Grains & Seeds

Chia Pudding with Strawberries – Happy Birthday Canada!

Chia Pudding is the easiest thing to whip up. Just stir together these protein-packed little seeds with milk and wait for a while. They magically turn into a creamy tapioca-like pudding that’s fun to layer with fruit in a red … Continue reading

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Apricot Orange Energy Balls (also known as Little Dinosaur Eggs)

Little energy balls of dried apricots and coconut rolled in crunchy chia seeds for a quick energy pick-me-up. (Skip to recipe) Yes, it’s only the third day of Spring and we’ve had as big a snowstorm as any we’ve had all … Continue reading

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Power Patties – Like Breakfast Balls on Steroids

Fuel up with tasty, nutrition-packed little power patties for extra power and energy! Part cookie, part energy bar, part meal-replacement deal, total delicious snack – these Power Patties pack a hefty punch of nutrition in each compact little disk. I’m … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (and how to make a Jack o’Lantern)

It’s almost Halloween. Have you carved your pumpkin yet? The ghosties and goblins are gearing up, the witches are stirring their bubbling brew, and the jack o’ lanterns are grinning their crazy grins. Our pumpkins are rarin’ and ready to … Continue reading

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Healthy One-Cup Cookies – the Monster Cookies that Just Could Give you Superpowers

One cup cookies – healthy and can be made gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and grain-free! CLASSIFIED ADS: Careers: Job Offers Wanted: A candidate that can fill all the following positions; breakfast cookie, after-school snack, meal-on-the-run, road-trip nibble, camping goodie, coffee-break nosh, … Continue reading

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Back Home from Europe and Ready for Summer with Refreshing Agua Fresca de Chia (Chia Limeade)

Oh, it was a wonderful trip and it’s also wonderful to be back home again. Travelling around five countries in four weeks has left my brain playing a constant reel of overlapping images – castles, sun, strawberry tortes, lattés, walking, … Continue reading

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Creamy Mustard, Egg, and Quinoa Bake (or How to Turn Easter Eggs into Dinner)

Spring is finally peeking around the corner here in the north. I thought I saw the faintest tinge of green along a ditch yesterday – and then in typical northern Alberta spring style, it’s been snowing all day today! There’s … Continue reading

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Wild Rice and Mushrooms and A Canadian Resolution – Happy 2014

The Canadian Food Experience Project (January, 2014) The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7, 2013. As we, the participants, share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity … Continue reading

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A Canadian Quinoa Harvest and Recipes (Quinoa Onion Frittata and Honey Vanilla Quinoa Pudding)

The Canadian Food Experience Project (November) The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7, 2013. As we, the participants, share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola Bars (with all kinds of variations) to Beat Those Lunch Box Blues

Are you singing the lunchbox blues yet? Have you run out of creative ideas for interesting bag lunches? Leaving them to the last minute and quickly throwing in whatever jumps out at you from fridge and pantry? I confess I’m … Continue reading

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