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The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution

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The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solutionpublished by Robert Rose Inc. was released this month in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. I coauthored this three-in-one guide, cookbook and meal plan with functional nutrition specialist and best-selling cookbook author Jill Hillhouse, and we are very excited about it! Continue reading “The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution”

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Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!

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I will be teaching a Paleo cooking class with wellness expert Erin Toole Budd at Ambrosia Natural Foods in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto) on June 15, 2016. I have been shopping at and loving Ambrosia since its first flagship store opened many years ago! Back then, it was very hard to find foods that were suitable for celiac disease and they were among the first stores to carry such foods. I’d walk in and feel as though I’d hit the jackpot! Continue reading “Paleo Scrumptious Snacking Cooking Class!”

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Gluten-Free Nut Butter Cookie Recipe (No-Bake)

I was excited to hear Holy Crap Cereal and Dragon’s Den’s Manjit Minhas selected the cookie recipe I created for them for this video. Click above to watch! Continue reading “Gluten-Free Nut Butter Cookie Recipe (No-Bake)”

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Paleo Portobello Burger

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Who says you need bread, buns, bagels or wraps made of refined grains and simple carbohydrates to enjoy a good sandwich? You really don’t. There are many ways to enjoy the comforts of a hoagie. Try replacing bread with lettuce wraps nori paper, Paleo wraps (usually made of coconut meal) and a variety of veggies, like red pepper, grilled eggplant and sweet potato. Continue reading “Paleo Portobello Burger”

Desserts, Paleo, Paleo Recipes, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

Paleo Coconut Chocolate

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Oh chocolate, how I love thee!  But unfortunately, all store-bought chocolate in Canada contains sugar or artificial sweeteners. That’s why I’m always trying to come up with an alternative. Continue reading “Paleo Coconut Chocolate”

Desserts, Grain-Free, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

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Delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make treats (particularly those that incorporate chocolate) are possible! I’m in love with chia pudding for the health benefits, simplicity and texture. Make this gluten-free, grain-free, vegan chocolate chia pudding in no time for a sweet treat that is free of refined sugar and the top food allergens! Continue reading “Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding”

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Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Recipe

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I recently shared my chocolate hazelnut truffle recipe with one of my favourite organic supermarkets in Vaughan, Ontario, Organic Garage. If you’re close by, visit their annual Gluten-Free Fair on May 24th! Continue reading “Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Recipe”

Desserts, Recipes, Refined Sugar Free

The Truth About Sugar

Where does your sugar intake come from?
Where does your sugar intake come from?

There is an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer in North America. There is also an undeniable over-consumption of sugar (the correlation seems obvious). The average North American consumes over 180 pounds of sucrose (table sugar/free sugar) each year. Compare that to 4 pounds per year in the 18th century. Continue reading “The Truth About Sugar”