Recipes

Good Morning to a Brand New Day!

December 7, 2018 |

Every day we wake up with a whole day of new possibilities lying before us. If you try to plan your day before you roll out of bed (like we sometimes try to do) you probably find that your plans soon go awry and you’re lucky if you get one or two things done that…

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Rob’s Lentil Bean Burgers

August 10, 2018 |

ROB’S LENTIL BEAN BURGERS Burgers are such a handy food. Prepared beforehand, they make a quick no-nonsense lunch but work equally well as the main food at suppertime. Top with thin tomato and cucumber slices and rings of sweet onion along with a few leaves of baby kale or spinach to add extra flavour and…

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The Magic of Cashews

July 20, 2018 |

A recent blog talked about the possibility of losing too much weight on a plant-based diet.  Though this might seem like a dream come true, for some it is a worry for themselves and also for their family and friends.  Here are a couple of delicious recipes that are somewhat higher in calorie density than…

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Date Paste – A Healthy Sweetener

June 29, 2018 |

No matter what kind of diet we might be following we can all agree that eating excess sugar is not healthy. It is not only the fact that sugar has no nutritional value whatsoever but overconsumption of sugar is an independent risk factor for increased risk of cardiovascular disease including heart disease and strokes. The…

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Stock From Scraps!

May 25, 2018 |

We’ve been in something of a quandary lately when it comes to vegetable stock, that important ingredient of most soups and many other savoury dishes. We’ve used powdered stock but it is high in sodium and many brands contain MSG (monosodium glutamate). Concentrated packets of stock contain slightly less sodium but are high in added…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.