Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Lentil, rice and bok choy soup

Made with brown lentils, brown basmati rice, carrots, celery and bok choy, this one-pot soup is a complete healthy meal in a bowl. One serving will give you all the plant protein and phytonutrients that you need. Bok choy is a leafy Chinese cabbage that tastes like a fusion of celery, spinach and mild peppery […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

My Saturday morning creative process

This morning, I’m working on a pecan square recipe for Christmas. Later today, I’ll make a creamy tomato soup that is great for cold, rainy November weather. When I create recipes, the process often begins with scribbles, arrows and messy notes on paper. The next step is to make sure that I have all the […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Italian pizza in a standard oven

How do you make a pizza from scratch? It might seem complicated, but once you get the hang of it, you can make it with your eyes closed. Well, almost. Someone once asked me, “Julie, you cook and eat very healthy, but do you ever eat pizza!?”  You bet I do!  And I make my […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Probiotic power

After a week of travelling and eating in restaurants, my daughter Alexandra and I wanted to get back on track with eating well and exercising regularly. Among the healthy meals that we put together, were fresh fruit puddings and smoothie bowls made with chia seeds and natural bifidus probiotic yoghurt. Because we don’t like the […]

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Nutrition

Irish potato pie

March 17th is Saint Patrick’s day 🍀 and for the event, I made a potato pie. The humble potato has a special place in Irish hearts and kitchens. However, unlike the traditional Irish potato pie, this one has no bacon in it. It’s also made upside down, as in the French Tarte Tatin way. Tarte Tatin, […]

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