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Pumpkin and Prawn Thai Curry

Pumpkin Thai Curry with Prawn 2

This pumpkin and prawn Thai curry is the perfect antidote to a cold autumn evening. I first made this recipe last year after Halloween, when we had some extra pumpkin to use up. I’ve been making it off and on all year and now that pumpkin season is back, I thought I’d share it here.

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Meal Planning Guide Part 1: How to Meal Plan in 3 Easy Steps

How to meal prep

Everyone is all about #mealprep these days.  And it’s no wonder – we’re busy and we also want to be the epitome of good health.  Somehow a week’s worth of containers filled baked chicken breast, steamed brown rice, and green beans became the solution to both our time and health woes.  I’m not saying there’s

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Wild Rice and White Beans

Summer might be officially over on the calendar, but we’re still enjoying as much of the late-summer vegetables as possible, including tomatoes.  It’s become routine for me to pick up a box of tomatoes at the Farmers Market on Saturday and make a big batch of tomato soup.  Half we enjoy during the week, the

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Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

This week is Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week.  The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force started this annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on early identification and treatment of malnutrition, educate the public on the importance of discussing their nutrition with healthcare professionals, and to increase awareness of the important role nutrition plays in patient recovery.  As a

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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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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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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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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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Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  I was inspired by the sub-theme ‘heal’ to talk about a topic I’ve recently become more interested in – healing your relationship with food.  In my work as a dietitian, I’ve come across countless

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Dietary Cholesterol and Eggs: What You Need to Know

I finally got around to reading that egg study that everyone’s been talking about from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  If you didn’t hear about it, it has been covered quite a bit in the media since it’s release just over a week ago.  The study has prompted a re-hash of the

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