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Jennifer Emilson, Food Writer
Cooking up healthy, and sometimes indulgent meals in Toronto. The winners show up on my blog, The Lemon Apron. I cook & bake for volunteer work.
Guilt Free Paleo Brown Bread, featuring chestnut flour. And it actually tastes and acts like bread!
"Last year I took on a detox that lasted about six weeks. At first I thought I was going to die! No grains- breads, pasta, etc; no dairy (aaghh!) no caffeine; no sugars of any kind (even healt…"
Raw Cacao Powder for the win! Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie. Raw, organic cocoa is anti-oxidant rich, and when combined with dates for fibre and minerals and kefir for probiotics, and it's a yummy...
"Smoothies are more of a experiment than a recipe for me. Sometimes they work, and I try to remember what I did; other times I cringe with the first sip, and try to forget what I did! Us…"
Change up your risotto game: Switch out arborio rice for toasted buckwheat! Asparagus Buckwheat Risotto on the blog
"Buckwheat. It’s not wheat. It’s not even a grain. Would you believe, it is actually related to rhubarb and sorrel? It is, in fact, a fruit seed and is a suitable substitute for gr…"
Today is National Cherry Pie Day! If you're worried the pie will be too sweet, use some pomegranate molasses to add some tang!
Turkish Sahlep or Sahlav, a dreamy, creamy hot drink made with milk, coconut sugar, vanilla paste, Rosewater, a treat on a winter day. On the blog ☺️
"We’ve finally had some snowy days here in Toronto. I like it! There’s something so soothing about watching snowflakes making their way earthbound. And then when the su…"
Ever thought of baking oranges?! No- well, with this recipe you get the most exotic oranges (or try using mandarins) in an exotic syrup that will be perfect over French toast, waffles or even panca...
"When I was a child, my mom ensured that we could make our own breakfast. The first thing I conquered was scrambled eggs. And from there, is was such a short journey to french toast. I m…"
So I stewed those dry mulberries in some water and orange marmalade (hey, it's all that I could find in my mom's barren pantry!) as well as some spices. They plumped up. Very sweet on their own. Re...
To get the perfect poached egg, I always crack my egg into a small sieve first. Leftover pasta becomes a 'nest' for my egg this morning
Sourdough:probiotics. Avocado:protein and healthy fat. But did you know that cucumbers are packed with nutrients? Silica, Fibre, B vitamins that actually help easy stress and anxiety. And great min...
Picked up dried mulberries the other day here in Vancouver. What to do with them! I have some ideas, but welcome more suggestions!