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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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Gingerbread Rice Krispie Squares (with a Decadent Cinnamon Ganache Option)

Nothing is more quintessentially North American to me than a plate of Rice Krispie squares and a glass of milk – a simple and beloved treat that, in my childhood, appeared at every potluck, or birthday party or gathering involving … Continue reading

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Gingered Pumpkin Soup with Crunchy Creamy Toppings

Celebrate fall with a bowl of this smooth and silky pumpkin soup, then have fun loading it with crunchy bacon, toasted pumpkin seeds and the bite of creamy blue cheese.   Oh, the pumpkin patch has been overflowing, and there … Continue reading

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Simple Tuna Salad

Nothing beats a simple tuna salad for a protein-packed quick and healthy lunch or snack. I love pickles and onions in mine. What do you put in yours? Today was one of those glorious days where I got to stay … Continue reading

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Cherry Ice Cream – A Cool Solution to a Hot Summer

Easy, 4-ingredient homemade cherry ice cream is just the thing to cool you down on a sweltering summer day. It’s fresh, cool, and intensely cherry-flavoured – the flavour of summer on a spoon. The lazy hot days of August are … Continue reading

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Back Home Again with Wonderful Memories and a German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad – try this different version of a potato salad – it’s so simple yet loaded with flavour. Makes you come back for one more helping, and then one more. A great salad to complement summer barbecues and … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe and a Chili-Lime Jicama Salad – from one Corner of the World to Another

Crispy, crunchy, spicy, tangy – Chili-Lime Jicama Salad is a light and zesty accompaniment to any meal. Healthy, low-calorie jicama is an underused vegetable. I am so excited, I feel like a giggling little girl ready to jump up and … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Shrimp Potato Salad with a Creamy Lemon Tarragon Dressing

When the days are hot, I crave cold food. Salads, ice-creams, and fruits. We are in the full swing of glorious summer here in northern Alberta. My garden is growing like crazy (as are all the weeds). We have been … Continue reading

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Cooling Watermelon-Lime Ice (with a tequila option)

Watermelon speaks to me of long hot summer days . . . a stillness in the air . . . the drone of a tractor in the far distance . . . sweet juice dribbling down my chin. Well, we’re … Continue reading

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Healthy Fudge with a Wicked Alias

This healthy fudge is chock full of nuts and seeds, and it’s refined-sugar-free. Plus, it has a secret double life. Once a year it morphs into something else – read to find out what it is . . . This … Continue reading

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