Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal

healthy breakfast oatmeal

Thick-cut oats with peanut butter, filberts, strawberries, bananas, yogurt and cinnamon.

Not sure what to eat for breakfast? How about some stick-to-the-ribs oatmeal?

The healthiest oatmeal you can eat is made from steel-cut oats. They need the least amount of processing and closest to the original grain. They are cut from the oat groats, which look like long-grain rice, and are harvested from the oat plant.

A bowl of healthy oatmeal will help you feel satisfied in the morning. Whole oats digest slowly, meaning you won’t experience a drop in blood sugar. Oats are high in fibre, they help lower the so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol, they’re higher in protein than other grains, and they other many other health benefits….

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Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Squash Slices

Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Slices

It’s almost Halloween and halfway between Canadian and American Thanksgivings. What pulls these events together is one glorious fruit – the pumpkin! There was a time when pumpkins had very little sex appeal, relegated to pie filling and Jack-o’-lanterns. How times change. Seems like you can’t walk into a coffee shop without seeing a pumpkin spice latte on…

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Curried Quinoa and Carrots Pilaf

Curried Quinoa and Carrots Pilaf

Are you eating plain, boiled quinoa? What’s wrong with you? Put your fork down, right now, and make this recipe! I could say that this is my favourite recipe of all time, but that would be hyperbole (do you know that I once pronounced that as, hyper-bowl? My boyfriend laughed so hard at me!). This recipe…

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Beef Burgers with cilantro, Paprika, and cumin

Beef Burgers with Cilantro, Paprika, and Cumin

It’s time for meat! I realize my last few recipe posts have been all vegetables. Nothing wrong with that – vegetables are good for you. But I wouldn’t want people to start thinking I’m a vegan! All kidding aside, I love it when you can take the usual and traditional and turn it on its…

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pouring olive oil onto cauliflower

The Easiest Roast Cauliflower Recipe Ever

Growing up I remember eating bland, soggy, and mushy cauliflower. This is the unfortunate side-effect of boiling cauliflower and the worst way to cook it. When I started cooking for myself in my 20s I would steam it using a bamboo steamer. That was much better, but it was still boring and bland. Sometimes I added shredded…

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