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Bircher Muesli with Apples & Dried Apricots

Bircher Muesli with Apples & Dried Apricots

A few weeks ago we went to Tofino for the first time since our baby was born. It had a different feel than it used to. For starters, it was so fun to see our little girl watching the waves and squealing at (and terrifying) the birds and the dogs running on the beach.

Bircher Muesli with Apples & Dried Apricots

We had to take turns surfing instead of surfing together. I was wondering if after not surfing for over a year, how much I might have regressed, and guess what?! I was amazing! Just joking, I was unfathomably terrible but no one I knew actually saw me, so did it even count? I figure between all of the time I spent under water and my long, stringy hair that hasn’t found time for a hair cut in 100 months, I was basically a mermaid, which is way more special than being a surf champion.

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High Fiber ‘Jam’ (& Thumbprint Cookies!)

High Fiber Thumbprint Cookies

Whether your digestion is on the sluggish side thanks to painkillers or chemo drugs or whether you’re pregnant and your digestion has become a shadow of its former self, this jam is here to the rescue.

High Fiber JamHigh Fiber Jam

Lovingly referred to as poo jam in my family, this is always on the menu for my cancer thriving clients (and was a staple in my house throughout my pregnancy). Sometimes I even make it for fun, just because it tastes so good (it reminds me of fig newtons).

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Warm Eggnog Chia Pudding (with Pear & Cranberry Compote)

Warm Eggnog Chia Pudding

My husband bought a scented candle a couple of weeks ago called ‘wood smoke’ (so manly). I think he was trying to compliment his favourite tv show, the channel that just has the burning fire log with the guy’s plaid arm stoking it once in a while. Anyway, (luckily?) it doesn’t smell like burning anything, but mysteriously, more like how you want Christmas to smell, which is just so awesome.

Warm Eggnog Chia Pudding

As much as I love the lights and decorations and the Peanuts Christmas soundtrack, by far my favourite thing about the holiday season are the smells. Everything from the fresh cut trees outside the grocery store, freshly peeled mandarin oranges, your neighbours up the hall getting a jump on their gingerbread baking, the way the air smells when its thinking about snowing, simmering mulling spices and warm roasty dinners all make this season so nostalgic and infectious. It’s hard not to jump on board with both feet, at least in the beginning.

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Lemon Blueberry Overnight Chia Oats

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Chia Oats

I bought ten pounds of unsprayed blueberries this week from a local farm. I had to drive to pick them up, there were that many. I have frozen some and dehydrated some, but still, we have eaten so many blueberries in this house over the last few days, that we will probably sprout anthocyanin-coloured superfood wings, or turn into that rolly poly blueberry girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Or at least be sufficiently sick of them by the end of the season.

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Chia Oats

Blueberries aren’t too terribly sweet, they are filled with fiber and pectin and help to balance out digestion (whether things are running too slow or too fast) (which kind of seems like intuitive fruit magic to me). They are actually good for your urinary tract too and help to counter UTIs (and are way easier to eat than cranberries!).

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