Lemon Parsley "Couscous" - Amanda Naturally

Lemon Parsley Couscous

Couscous is a funny food. Somehow it is thought of as healthy, kind of like quinoa (not saying quinoa is a superfood, but it's certainly better than wonder bread...for some people). I can't even count the number of times someone has said this exact phrase: "We eat really healthy - ...
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Bone Broth - Amanda Naturally

Bone Broth

Let's try and think about the perfect food for supporting your joints. It would have to contain the exact nutrients that your body needs to build your joint tissue, right? So it would need to contain protein, but not just any protein. The exact ratio of amino acids (protein building ...
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Thai Butternut Squash Soup | Amanda Naturally

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Soup is probably my husband's favourite thing to eat, ever. If I made soup (or stew for that matter) every day for the rest of our lives, he would be thrilled. Talk about simple pleasures eh? Luckily I love soup too - for many reasons! I get chilled easily, and ...
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Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts & Carrots - Amanda Naturally

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Brussels Sprouts. The poor vegetable that has been demonized by our society! I hadn't even tried Brussels sprouts, but I knew I didn't like them because....wait, I didn't actually know why. So when a few years ago I received them in my vegetable CSA I was actually pretty stoked to ...
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Sausage & Mushroom Spaghetti (Squash)

When I first started cooking, I would follow a recipe exactly as it was written. As I got more comfortable in the kitchen, I started loosening up a bit. One tablespoon of oil? Approximately a quick circle around the pan. One tsp of cumin? I'd eyeball it in the palm ...
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Beef Jerky - Amanda Naturally

Beef Jerky

Anyone who makes an effort to eat whole, real foods most (if not all) of the time, can totally sympathize with me when it comes to finding quick grab-and-go snacks. Sometimes I wish I was still in the dark about nutrition so I could grab a protein bar to throw ...
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Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash - Amanda Naturally

Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash

Squash is by far my favourite of the fall foods! As soon as the weather cools down a bit in September I throw the first squash I can get my hands on into the oven and roast it until it starts to caramelize. It is so sweet and delicious, while ...
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Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Hands down my favourite days to cook are Sundays. I am often at home for a good chunk of the afternoon, so I have the ability to get fancy and creative in the kitchen! I'm talking slow-roasted ribs, braised chops, roast duck (new accomplishment as of yesterday)...oh how I wish ...
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Recently I have had a lot of questions on my Instagram account about sauerkraut. What it is, how I use it, where I find it and why I'm so obsessed with it. So let's chat about it! Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. I know, that doesn't sound so awesome, but trust ...
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Baked Chicken Thighs with Herb & Kale Pesto - Amanda Naturally

Baked Chicken Thighs with Herb & Kale Pesto

Growing up in the 90's, when everyone was sure that fat was the cause of heart disease (whoops, major fail), the breast was the only part of the chicken we ate. I remember my mom coming home from the grocery store with packs of chicken breasts and wrapping them in ...
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Mango Creamsicles - Amanda Naturally

Mango Creamsicles [vegan, paleo]

When the dog days of summer roll in, I really start craving ice cream. Who am I kidding...I always crave ice cream!! That's all fine and dandy, except for the small issue of a severe dairy allergy, which makes enjoying ice cream a little more challenging for me than for ...
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