Posts Written OnOctober 2014

the french woman breakfast

I read this article in Harper’s Bazar about what the author of  “French Women Don’t Get Fat” has for breakfast every morning. The author and former Veuve Cliquot CEO claims that this simple breakfast of yogurt, oats, walnuts, flax, lemon and honey keeps her satiated and it’s been her go-to for the last decade. My verdict? Mais c’est parfait quoi! 1 tsp flaxseed oil or flaxseeds 2/3 cup vegan almond yogurt (or low fat regular yogurt) 2 tbsp gluten-free oats 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped juice of half – one lemon 1 tsp agave or honey blueberries Mix it all up and enjoy!…

Vegan banana chocolate muffins

I found this muffin recipe in the ReFresh cookbook, one of my favorite vegan restaurants in Canada. They are a nice alternative to “regular” muffins if you’re watching your weight or on a cleanse, as they don’t include sugar – only the natural stuff from dates and bananas! Dates make a really great natural sweetener to replace sugar, honey or maple syrup 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats 4 cups durum flour (I used amaranth flour and they turned out yummy) 1 cup date purée (see below) 3 1/4 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp sea salt 1…