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Black bean and corn Salad, or Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salad, or Salsa

Salad or salsa? You choose! This black bean and corn salad, or salsa, makes a great side for potlucks, picnics and for taco night! It also makes great left overs for weekday lunches. Leave out the jalapeño if you aren’t fond of spice or kick it up by adding a jalapeño with its seeds. Rich… Continue Reading Black Bean and Corn Salad, or Salsa

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Baked Breaded Zucchini Sticks with Almond Flour

Baked Breaded Zucchini StickS With Almond Flour

What to do with all those zukes! If you are a beginner gardener, growing zucchini makes you feel like a pro! I remember asking my husband if he had picked the zucchini from the garden and he replied “it wasn’t very big yet” to which I replied, “if you don’t keep and eye on it,… Continue Reading Baked Breaded Zucchini StickS With Almond Flour

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Simple Autemn Harvest Borscht

Simple Autumn Harvest Borscht

Can’t beet this classic! I had the good fortune of being the recipient of some traditional Doukhobors cuisine made by my children’s Great Grandma before she passed and her Borsht was one of them! Although this recipe is no whereas perfect as Granny Merry’s, it is amazing how good a combination of late summer/early autumn… Continue Reading Simple Autumn Harvest Borscht

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Shrimp, Cucumber and Vermicelli Salad

Baby Shrimp and  Rice Vermicelli Salad with Rice Vinegar Dressing

So many ways to serve up a noodle! This Asian inspired cold noodle salad is a great way to use up those nutrient rich, garden slicing cucumbers. Comes together easily and is tangy and sweet. Try this salad out for something different and new! Ingredients: Salad: Dressing: Directions:

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Avacado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing

Avocado, Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing

The ACT Trinity! Creamy and fresh, this salad is loaded with healthy fats, dairy protein, anti-oxidants and rich in vitamins and minerals. It makes a great side to Mediterranean style dishes or along with something spicy to take down the heat! Easy to make and great all year round! Ingredients: Salad: Dressing: Directions:

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Hot pepper peach spread on a cracker with creamcheese

Hot Pepper Peach Spread

Sweet and spicy goes very nicely! This simple to make spread is a delicious topping on crackers and cream cheese (try this Cultured Cashew Spread for a delicious vegan cream-cheese) or use as a condiment on samosas, fritters or in tacos. Fresh peaches and jalapeños are in abundance in the late summer and this is… Continue Reading Hot Pepper Peach Spread

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Blueberry Peach Crisp in 9x9 baking pan

Blueberry Peach Crisp – Vegan and Gluten Free 

“Millions of peaches, peaches for me!” – From The Presidents of the United States of America Out of all the stone fruits, peaches are my absolute favourite! Smoothies, salsa’s, jams, crisps, fresh cut in yogurt, fruit salad and topping oatmeal, I put  peaches in everything when they are in season! This crisp has been this… Continue Reading Blueberry Peach Crisp – Vegan and Gluten Free 

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An organic farm stand with a blackboard. The farm stand is selling yellow, green, and red peppers, rutabaga, eggplants, and herbs.

Bocconcini, Tomato, Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction Dressing

Nothing says Italy like the red, green and white of a Caprese Salad! This modern version of the Caprese salad of Italy is sure to be a win on your dinner table this summer. Fresh tomatoes and bright flavoured basil mixed with a mild soft mozzarella cheese and lifted with a balsamic reduction dressing makes… Continue Reading Bocconcini, Tomato, Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction Dressing

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Green Beans with Curried Yogurt Sauce

Green Beans and Roasted Cauliflower with Curried Yogurt Sauce

Hot or cold, these beans are gold! Looking for a new way to prepare green beans? Dish this up as a warm side or make ahead and chill in the fridge for a summer salad, either way this side tastes great! A tangy yogurt sauce mixed with mild curry spices rounds this pro-biotic rich, high… Continue Reading Green Beans and Roasted Cauliflower with Curried Yogurt Sauce

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Simple Vanilla Green Beans

Simple Vanilla Green Beans

Sometimes simple is best! This easy green bean recipe combines steamed summer beans with butter and vanilla, that’s it! I first tasted this delicacy as a side dish in a higher end restaurant, little did I know there really was no secret! This is a great way to serve up abundant green beans of summer!… Continue Reading Simple Vanilla Green Beans

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC