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Banana spice squares

If you’re looking for a delicious yet healthy snack, look no further!

Banana spice squares are flavourful banana “brownies” that are also high in fibre, because they are made with ground flaxseed.  They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free!

Banana spice squares

(makes 36 squares)

Banana spice squares


  • ¼ cup vegetable glycerine, maple syrup, or honey (or combination)
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (approximately 2 bananas, you can use 3)
  • 2 cups ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder



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Peanut butter and jam smoothie

Craving peanut butter and jam?

I got the following email from a patient yesterday and thought I would share her interesting smoothie recipe.  Enjoy!

PBJ“I accidentally made the BEST smoothie I’ve ever tasted yesterday by pilfering through bare cupboards looking for healthy additives for a quick cleanse-friendly meal.  It was so good I thought I’d share it in case you’d like to try it or pass it on to patients who are new to the smoothie world, as it’s definitely an easy one to drink!

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No-bake cocoa oat cookies

Cocoa oat cookies finished

The first baking I ever did was a type of cocoa oat drop cookies from a cookbook for my family’s very first microwave oven.

I still remember when this amazing, faux-wood-panelled device (how was wood panelling ever fashionable?) first arrived in our household, perched on a faux-wood rolling cart in our kitchen with apple-tree wallpaper and green-painted cabinets.…

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Roast nuts

Do you love roast nuts?  Have you ever looked at the ingredients on some bulk bins of nuts?  In addition to adding salt and flavouring, sometimes they add wheat starch!  It was because of this that I started buying raw nuts and roasting them myself.  It’s easy, quick, and you can even season them yourself to your taste!…

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Roasted butternut squash and carrot soup

For dinner on New Year’s Eve I made a lovely butternut squash and carrot soup based on this recipe from the With Style and Grace blog.  I say “based” because right away I made a big mistake in the recipe by using DOUBLE the amount of carrots!  However, the soup still turned out really great and since carrots are my favourite vegetable, it all worked out OK.  I also tweaked some of the spices for my tastes.  I recently made this soup again (with the right amount of carrots!) and made a few more adjustments and it was great!  Posted below is the latest (and best) version I made, along with photos.…

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