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Cocoa oat cookies finished

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

Roast Nuts

Roast nutsDo 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. …

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Judy’s gluten-free breakfast pudding

Gluten-freeI recently received this email from our lovely receptionist Judy at Kew Beach Naturopathic Clinic:

Judy’s gluten-free breakfast “pudding”

Thought of you this morning while I was eating my breakfast. Here’s one for the blog. Everyone always asks me what the heck are they going to eat for breakfast if they are gluten-free.…

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Homemade jerky

Both these recipes are made easily in a dehydrator with a jerky gun (here’s an example) and store well in either the fridge or freezer. Much better alternative to store-bought jerky!

JerkyBeef jerky


  • 1 kg extra lean ground beef (organic, grass-fed, and fresh is best)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Or, whatever spices you like best


  1. Add spices together with meat and mix thoroughly.
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Kale Chips

Delicious kale chips

I got this recipe from my colleague Bronwyn Hill, ND and have changed it a bit for my own tastes. These chips are truly addictive and a great healthy snack!

Kale Chips

(makes 2-6 baking sheets worth of chips)


  • Kale (1-3 bunches)
  • Oil of your choice (grapeseed, olive, walnut, etc)
  • Seasonings of your choice (salt, pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, ginger, etc)
  • Any other ingredients you want!
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