Author: Melanie Steele

Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?

About a month ago I finally got around to getting my haircut. This is a big deal being a new mom and it was the first time I’ve been to a salon in over a year. While I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed something different about the lobby of the salon since the last

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Blueberry Rhubarb Scones

I’ve slowly started to clear out the freezer in preparation for stocking it up with soups, stews, and other meals before the baby comes.  I still have a bit of rhubarb from late spring/early summer and I also had a pretty good yield of blueberries from my own garden this year, so I’ve been on

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5 Back-to-School Recipes

September is here! The kids are back in school and whether you’re a parent or not, the day after Labour Day is typically seen as the end of summer vacation – a time for everyone to get back into their routine. To help you get back into your routine, I’ve rounded up five recipes that

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Kale, Kohlrabi, and Blueberry Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Poppy Seed Dressing

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I managed to grow a whole whack of blueberries in my garden this year (finally!). I’ve been eating them with yogurt and granola, baking with them, and adding them to this salad, which has been on repeat at our house for most of the summer. I

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Vanilla Chia Pudding

I love a good make-ahead breakfast, especially these days. I’ve gone back to work at the hospital and getting myself and everyone out the door on time and fed in the morning takes a bit of planning. Anything we can do the night before (or several nights even, in this case) we do: bags packed,

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Baked Rhubarb French Toast Strata

Whoa – what happened there?  I blinked and it’s May already.  Oops. I’ve been pretty quiet the past few weeks, taking some time for extra rest (the baby has me run off my feet!) but working on lots of fun stuff for you.  Last weekend was the first day of the summer Farmer’s Market near

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Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad with Carrot Top Pesto, Pumpkin Seeds and Feta

I finally got around to getting into the garden to get ready for this year and I found some carrots and beets that made it all the way through the winter without being touched (which is a miracle if you consider how often the dog sneaks out and steals carrots straight from the ground). I

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Avgolemono Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Now that we’ve had a few weeks of spring weather on the West Coast, the menu at our house is starting to lighten up a bit.  Less soups and stews in the rotation and more salads and dishes featuring fresh spring vegetables.  Although, some of the rainy spring days still call for a warm cup

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Spinach Mango Smoothie

Well, the baby started crawling a few weeks ago and I suddenly find myself with a lot less time to get things done. Man, they move quick! I’ve had to change most of my routine as a result. Just when I thought I had it all figured out too (rookie mistake, I know). Since the

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Unlock the Potential of Food to Bring Us Together

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This is the last post for Nutrition Month 2019. It highlights some of the benefits of sharing food together as well as ideas for increasing opportunities to eat together with friends and family.  Eating

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