Decadent Chocolate Quinoa Cake / Cupcakes – Gluten Free

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Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes with cashew icing.

Looking for a dairy-free, gluten-free dessert? These decadent Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes are delicious, moist and nutritious! This recipe can be used to make cupcakes or cakes, and once cooled pairs beautifully with Dairy-free Cashew Vanilla Icing. Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 45 -60 minutes Total time:  45-60 minutes 2 cup cooked quinoa (white or golden), loosely…

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Introducing Metabolic Balance

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top view of a bowl of nutritious metabolic balancing food including an avocado, spinach, eggs, radish, tomatoes and spiralized zucchini.

A New Approach to Weight Loss  “I think my metabolism is slow” is a phase we hear often from patients who are coming to see us for weight loss struggles. The concept of a slow metabolism is not something new, but do you know what a “slow metabolism” really means? How do the inner workings […]

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Vegan Creamy Italian Gnocchi Soup

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Vegan Italian Gnocchi Soup in a white bowl with leaves of parsley as a garnish.

This is an impressively creamy soup without any cream — or guilt! Rich, smooth, and delicious, this dairy-free, gluten-free Vegan Creamy Italian Gnocchi recipe is the perfect cozy soup for a cool autumn day! One batch of this satisfying veggie-packed vegan soup makes about 4-5 servings. Feel free to double this recipe to make extra […]

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Red Thai Curry Fettuccini

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Close up of Red Thai Curry recipe with shrimp in a black bowl.

Warm up your cool autumn evenings with this delicious, savoury pasta recipe. This Red Thai Curry Fettuccini whips up in about 20 minutes and uses easily accessible ingredients that you can find in almost any grocery store. Try this leftover-friendly recipe as part of your meal prep or as an easy weeknight dinner! Prep time:…

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Pecan Cookies

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Pecan Cookies on a plate.

These vegan chai pecan cookies are aromatic, gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free and full of rich chai spices, soft texture and pecans. This recipe uses the Chai Spice blend from our local Kelowna Don-O-Ray Farms containing a ground blend of fennel seed, black cardoon, cloves and cinnamon. 1 ¼ cups Oat flour, super fine 2 tsp Chai ground…

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Thai Vegetable Noodle Soup

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Bowl of Thai Vegetable Noodle Soup

If you feel like a home-made one-pot dish in 25 minutes – this Thai Vegetable Noodle Soup is for you – you just need to prep the spice blend in advance!  This recipe is loaded with veggies & warm Thai spices to satisfy your belly on a cold winter night. ½ cup thinly sliced scallions…

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Vegan Thanksgiving Loaf with Cranberry Glaze

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closeup of a vegan thanksgiving loaf with cranberry glaze on a rack out of the oven

Can’t find a tofurkey? This dish offers a perfect savoury-sweet contrast of tart-but-sweet cranberry glaze coupled with a hearty loaf. It fulfills every requirement of a holiday dinner main dish. A whole foods, plant-based alternative to the holiday turkey or tofurkey. Try this delicious and interesting Vegan Loaf for your holiday meal, and smother it…

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Creamy Indian Vegetable Korma

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Creamy Indian Korma Over Rice in a black enamel bowl.

Warm up on a cold winter day with this Creamy Indian Vegetable Korma recipe. Aromatic spices and creamy coconut milk make for a healthy and satisfying vegan dish. FOR THE SAUCE 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and halved 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (1-inch) piece ginger root, roughly chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded…

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Vegan Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free

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Vegan quinoa chocolate chip cookies on a wooden cutting board with a small white bowl holding a few cookies

Quinoa is one of our favourite grains to work with and recommend. Because quinoa flour is high in protein, it will bake similarly to regular flour and result in a delicious melt-in-your-mouth, soft cookie. Quinoa flour is a wonderful option for gluten-sensitive or allergic patients and is rich in fibre, magnesium, phosphorus, folate and small…

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Buckwheat Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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Buckwheat Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam

These buckwheat cookies were so delicious, we made them twice in one week!  Buckwheat has a delicious nutty flavour and when combined with almonds, is a nutrient-dense treat. These are soft and chewy, and the organic strawberry jam makes the perfect addition. 1 cup Organic Light Buckwheat or Sprouted Buckwheat Flour 1 1/2 cups Organic Almond…

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