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Hasselback-ed Sweet Potatoes with Garlicky Kale Pesto (+ Lung Health)

Hasselback-ed Sweet Potatoes with Kale Pesto

As Promised, a post dedicated to lung health! Whether you live in the city or an area prone to forest fires, you or someone you know smokes, or whether you are experiencing grief or sadness (more on that later), there are many reasons to want to consider the health of your lungs.

This site is dedicated to heath-promoting foods, so that is where we are going to start. There are many other factors when considering the health of our lungs though, so we are going to get a bit wild and branch out today.

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Hearty Green Salad with Roots & Pickled Onions

Not that I’m here to tell you to eat salad in January. I really do prefer to look back fondly on a (somewhat) debaucherous December. I feel like that is what it is there for, and that soul food, laughter, togetherness and festivities all have their place in the grand scheme of things and are as good for us as salad, just on a different, sometimes harder to reach, level.

But sometimes your body will tell you exactly what it wants, and who would deny themselves an actual salad craving? Especially if you happen to be 37 weeks pregnant and your baby has been way too into French fries thus far. I nearly skipped (carefully on our iceberg-covered sidewalks) to the store to buy some leafy greens.

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Dill Pickle Kale Chips

Dill Pickle Kale Chips

In case you haven’t guessed by the recipe this week, I’m pregnant. Like actually very pregnant, I don’t know how time has flown by so quickly, but we are already six months along. It is really exciting news for us, and appropriate that this post happens to land on (Canadian) Thanksgiving.

Dill Pickle Kale Chips

I feel very lucky and beyond some nausea in the first trimester and worrying that I may never feel like cooking ever again, (and being SO EXCITED, that it’s hard to focus on anything else) it’s been a good pregnancy so far.

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Garlicky Kale & Spaghetti Squash ‘Pasta’

Garlicky Kale and Spaghetti Squash Pasta

As soon as the weather changes, all I want is pasta, and I know I’m not alone. This is my go-to when there isn’t very much in the house, because there is always kale (because green smoothies) and garlic.

Garlicky Kale and Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Unlike Zucchini Noodles (which would work in this recipe too), spaghetti squash is carb-y tasting and gives you that cozy fall leaves and crisp air satisfaction that our sweaty summer selves totally forgot about. You also don’t need any special equipment to turn it into noodles, Mother Nature, for some strange but awesome reason, has done the work for us.

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