Avocado herb pesto grilled cheese

In my zeal to eat healthier fats, I bought a bunch of avocados, which all ripened simultaneously and needed to be consumed. While I have been enjoying them chopped up and in my salad, I wanted to diversify. When I came across this recipe that married avocado with one of my favourite foods (grilled cheese sandwiches),…

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Protein smoothies

Smoothies for breakfast are by no means a novel concept, even to me, but it’s a practice that had fallen by the wayside for me (in part because my blender had become a bit unwieldy and somewhat broken). With all the working out I’ve been doing, it was useful to learn about appropriate portions of macronutrients…

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Chicken with cashew nuts

As part of my year-long fitness challenge, I’ve been endeavouring to eat healthier and have been reading about the health benefits of different types of nuts. Cashew nuts, a healthy source of monounsaturated fat, immediately made me crave chicken with cashew nuts, a classic Thai dish, that was always one of my favourite meals as a…

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Portobello mushrooms with balsamic glaze

I have recently started a year-long health and fitness challenge as a member of My Peak Challenge, a charitable fund that encourages people to get fit while also helping others (a portion of proceeds funds blood cancer research). In addition to their detailed workout regimen, they also have a nutritional plan. While I am doing…

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Carrot cake

I wanted to find a new dessert to celebrate Easter, and carrot cake was a frequenter of many Easter dessert lists I came across, thematic I suppose because bunnies > carrots. I’d always enjoyed carrot cake and thought it high time I try my hand at it.

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Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins

A collection of labs at UTM hold a weekly Thursday social–just an opportunity to have a few afternoon snacks and chat. In the past, I’ve brought pie and various other types of desserts, but it had been awhile since I’d baked for it. I was feeling remiss, though lazy and didn’t want to shop for…

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Shepherd’s pie

I was in the mood for some comfort food and realized I’d never made this classic. Meat in one hand, mashed potatoes in the other. Put your hands together! My two favourite food groups in one dish.

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