Chocolate Dipped Macaroons Are The Power Snack You've Been Missing

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I began experimenting with some classic nutrient-packed ingredients and then did something I rarely do: I added a protein powder to the mix. The key was to make a fibre-rich, protein-rich and fat-rich recipe: the trifecta of a power snack. And so, I landed at a chocolate dipped, vanilla macaroon.

Grounding In With French Onion Soup

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This onion soup has an incredibly strong flavour, matching its nutritional power. The body will often tell you when it has had enough and so this soup is best enjoyed in small portions.

How the Toronto Blue Jays Eat to Win

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Blue Jays fever has taken Canada by storm! People are getting out of jury duty to watch their favourite team in action and workplaces are setting up TVs so employees don't have to miss game day excitement. I spoke to Chris Joyner, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, to get the inside scoop on what the Jays are eating to power through their first post-season in 22 years.

How to Get Healthy This Fall

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With a little prep and creativity, healthy and filling meals can be made every weeknight! Shopping for the week, planning your meals in advance and cooking ahead of time are ways to help get healthy weeknight meals made.

How to Make Olive Rosemary Flax Crax

Meghan Pearson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I managed to create a yummy recipe with my mom's garage-sale-find old round dehydrator, so here is living proof that you can work with what you got!

How to Make Easy Kimchi

Meghan Telpner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I was at my usual organic grocer, owned by a Korean family. I mentioned needing daikon for my kimchi and the women at the checkout were all excited that I was going to attempt this. I asked what their best tips were. They both giggled and told me their best tip was to buy some already made.

How to Make Grain-Free Almond Bread

Meghan Telpner | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This was one of the first ever recipes I created for my blog, and it has since gone through numerous variations. I have been loving this bread with pretty much everything on it. It is great topped with a simple bruschetta mix with chopped heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, some minced garlic, olive oil and sea salt.

RECIPE: Lemon Cumin Roasted Carrots

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

As we are on the cusp of fresh greens popping up from the earth, I will say farewell to the wonderland of winter with this last hurrah with the root vegetables. I present to you a simple, but flavourful, colourful and delicious roasted root medley, which falls perfectly in line with all that makes this UnDiet Life so vibrant.

How To Make Simple Spiced Elderberry Syrup

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Some people think of the fall as cold and flu season, but I have news for you. As winter continues on, we're still in it. In fact, many of us may be...

Spice Up Your Holiday Party With Indian Appetizers

Samira Nanda | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Living
Samira Nanda

Coming from India, I discovered a new love of eating turkey and all the classic sides that go with it, whether it's candied yams, buttermilk biscuits or silky soft mashed potatoes. But when it comes to appetizers, instead of the usual chips, cheese plates or nuts, I plan to shake things up a bit this year with a few classic Indian appetizers.

Premiers, Pumpkins, and a Bonus Soup Recipe

Shannon McClennan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

. Growing up, we've all heard the story of Cinderella, and how a pumpkin was transformed into a magnificent coach. But this is the first time I've heard of a premier turning into a pumpkin, or vice versa, as the case may be.

A Colourful Recipe for "Chakra" Salad

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I had long been contemplating designing a dish that contains all the colours of the seven main chakras as per yogic tradition/belief. And wouldn't you know it, I just so happened to have all the shades accounted for in my refrigerator.

Asparagus: How to Introduce the Seasonal Veggie to Kids

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

Even if my kids are asking for mac and cheese for dinner I always ensure I am serving at least one veggie on the side. From an early age they have ...

One Meal, Three Ways: Sweet Potato Ravioli With Sage Brown Butter

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

I am on the "meatless Monday" bandwagon, so when it comes to finding delicious vegetarian meals I am always on the lookout. I love the simple elegance of a brown butter sauce and so do my kids! Kids love noodles and butter, well so do I when the pasta is good and the butter has been browned! I use wonton wrappers in place of homemade pasta, making this dish not only delicious but super fast!

The Perfect Post-Holidays Treat: Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Kettle Corn

Carolyn Berry | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

I've always loved kettle corn: popcorn with the perfect combination of salty and sweet! Popcorn, after all, is a whole grain -- and though it gets a bad reputation at the movie theaters, homemade popcorn can be a light, healthy and delicious snack that satisfies those munchies. I decided to add a holiday twist to this batch of kettle corn by sprinkling it with a combination of spices that give it a nice warm gingerbread taste. You can also add other ingredients like a drizzle of chocolate, dried fruit, and shredded coconut.

These Delicious Holiday Bliss Bites Are So Simple To Make

Carolyn Berry | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

I think that "bliss" is a very appropriate word to describe these treats, as they're chocolatey, fudgy, and full of wholesome ingredients. So wholesome, even, that not only are they considered a treat, but they're the perfect on-the-go snack -- whether you need an energy boost for a workout, or something to get you through those exhausting holiday shopping days.

RECIPE: Mexican-inspired Shakshuka

Carl Hiehn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Hiehn

As a marathon runner, I'm always looking for nutritious breakfast foods that both energize and satisfy. This shakshuka recipe I've been tweaking for a few weeks now is the perfect combination of all those things. It contains all four food groups and is low in fat and sodium so I don't feel weighed down while pounding the pavement.

Celebrate the Holidays With Delicious Raw Carrot Cupcakes

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

And what better way to celebrate any occasion, than with a decadent raw food dessert like Hacienda's own Raw Carrot Cupcakes? The below recipe and many others are featured daily in our raw restaurant, and will also be available in the soon to be published Hacienda Del Sol Cookbook! What are you waiting for? Make these cakes.

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.

RECIPE: Dilly Lemon & Maple Baked Chicken

Kristine Fretwell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kristine Fretwell

Picture the perfect piece of chicken with a delicious sauce that's so tasty you'll want to lick your plate. Yeah, that's this chicken. I'm still thinking about it since I originally trialled the recipe! This may just be one of my favourite baked chicken recipes to date.

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

It is the season my friends. The season of all things fruitastic and I can tell you that I am LOVING the bounty! Now, I wouldn't make you forgo your granny's fave secret for flakey pie crust and leave you dried out and crumbling without a super pie solution. This recipe also doesn't contain any weird soy modifiers, binding agents or suspect oils. Just goodness.

If Vegetables Don't Make Oil, What Is Crisco?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

They call Crisco an "all-vegetable shortening." Soybeans and palm fruit are not vegetables. Incidentally, cottonseed oil also doesn't come from vegetables. Vegetables don't make oil. Corn is a grain. Soy is a grain. Olives are fruits. Coconuts are fruits. Flax and hemp? Seeds. Carrots and celery? oil.

Summer Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Aside from the thorns, I love berry picking and I pick many a pail full for fresh eating, jam, syrup, pies, and berry toppings. This recipe can be made as a whole dessert in a low casserole or pie plate, or baked in individual serving dishes. The fresher the berries, the better the cobbler!

Don't Be Scared of Avocados -- It's Good Fat!

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Avocados are a fruit not a vegetable. Also known as the Alligator Pear, they are delicious, buttery tasting and contain numerous health benefits. But why do people shy away from them? The answer lies in the fact that one avocado has 325 calories and 30 gm of fat!

Summer Beer Guide: Campfire Beers

Chris Schryer | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Chris Schryer

While many of the BBQ beers from last week are well suited to a campfire, drawing on the smokey characters from the fire (especially if you are roasting hotdogs), I want to dig into a different style, Old Ales and Barleywines.