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hummus plate

Have you ever tried to replicate the hummus you get in a really authentic Middle Eastern restaurant? It is always so creamy and smooth. I could never figure out their trick. My aunt and uncle just got back from Israel, where they ate hummus with a spoon as a meal, and they too didn’t know how Israelis got their hummus so darn creamy and delicious.

Hummus became a central topic of conversation this weekend when I visited my aunt and uncle. This might have bored many dinner guests half to death, but I was all ears. Could the mystery be solved?

radish pesto

Photo credit: Craig Dugas

I just returned from my first trip to Winnipeg for the Dietitians of Canada National Conference.

The conference was amazing. I spent three days networking with lots of incredible and inspiring dietitians, listening to great sessions on a variety of topics (there were so many awesome speakers), and eating great food.

To top it off, Winnipeg was beautiful! Going to conferences is such a great opportunity to explore a new city. (I can’ wait for next years in Newfoundland!) I tried to get out for short runs in the mornings to explore a bit.

I don’t really like dessert that much.

There, I said it…

I’m weird, I know. Most of the time I would rather have more dinner than dessert.

Maybe that is why I like apple pie better with cheddar cheese on it (something I learned from my grandma)? I am just a savoury kind of girl…. unless, there is whip cream and chocolate involved. That is a totally different story.

dark chocolate tofu mousse

Easy Lentil Crepes

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These lentil crepes are awesome. Soaked red lentils + water + spices = delicious crepes!

They fit into any diet — besides paleo. Don’t get me ranting about that diet. It definitely has its merits (whole unprocessed foods, fruits and veg, etc.), but it really doesn’t have any ground to stand on as far as the theory behind it.

red lentil crepes

Plus, I love lentils! They are nutritious little gems, full of fibre and protein. They are also very cheap. As the paleo diet does not allow beans or legumes it can make eating on a budget more challenging.

ohsheglows

Oh She Glows Cookbook – Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

Author: Angela Liddon
List Price: $29
Pages: 314

I (along with about half a million others) have always been a huge lover of Angela Liddon’s blog — so I was super excited to get her new cookbook! There is just something so great about having an actual book to look at vs a screen.

Her recipes and photography are outstanding! They are all vegan recipes but they are very easily adapted — so if you’re not vegan you will still love this book.

Angela starts her book out with the story of how she got to where she is today. Including telling readers about her 10 year struggle with an eating disorder. She talks about her shift from low-calorie diet foods (more chemicals than real food if you ask me) to a wholesome, plant-based diet. That’s when she started to GLOW!

Angela holds a Master of Social Psychology but was unfulfilled working as a researcher. After a while she quit and opened a bakery. Talk about a career change. Angela published her cookbook and had a baby this year. She certainly lives an eventful life.

Ok, so now you know a bit about the author, back to the book.

peanut butter cookie dough bite

chia pudding, upbeet.caa

The best summer recipes involve either a BBQ or no heat at all. This is one reason I love this healthy dessert in the summer (and every other season), along with its deliciousness of course!

It’s an extremely versatile recipe. You can adapt it to suit any craving…chocolate? berry? maple?

For a chocolaty pudding mix in 2 tbsp cocoa and a little extra sweetener + some chopped dark chocolate!

polenta chickpea fries (4)

What do you think the most consumed vegetable in North America is?

…Potatoes! I don’t have anything against potatoes nutritionally, but they are likely eaten way to often and usually in their deep fried form.

A varied diet is something I always promote when I do my grocery store tours — it ensures you are getting all the nutrients you need and makes your meals more exciting! So, ditch the potato fries once in a while and make polenta chickpea fries!



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