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Roasted Asparagus


Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry

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So, the month o’ cupcakes is over here at Elana’s Pantry and none too soon. I’m totally ready to hit the green veggies and today I have a nice roasted asparagus recipe for you. We are growing asparagus

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Chicken Parmesan


Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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Classic chicken parmesan goes gluten free when chicken breasts are coated in almond flour. This chicken recipe can be a staple in every gluten free chefs repertoire.

Even though we are on different diets, in my home we partake in one

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Chocolate Raspberry Bonbons

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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  Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means lots of bad candy and useless merchandise will be sold in the next week or so. Over here, we’re having fun making our own (healthier) candy – especially these Chocolate Raspberry

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

We had a huge snowstorm here last night and I made my family a batch of this warming Mexican Hot Chocolate. A hot drink is perfect for a cold day, and it’s even better when warming spices

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Gluten Free Biscuts

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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Okey dokey, here comes a turkey day fave. I’ve had a lot of requests for a gluten free biscuit lately, especially in my forums. These biscuits are super easy to make and high protein fare to boot. So

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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Tis the season for all things squash and pumpkin. On the menu tonight? Butternut squash apple soup spiced with sweet, warming cinnamon. If you’re looking for an easy soup recipe this one is great for beginners.

This simple

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Rosemary Apple Chicken

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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Every Friday night, I roast a chicken. My children are willing to consume any chicken dish as long as it contains fruit. Such is our unspoken agreement.

This past week, I used apples

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Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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This simple, healthy salmon recipe was a hit all around tonight at dinner. My favorite taste tester said he was surprised at how little fishiness there was to the salmon –a huge compliment in this neck of

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Peach Arugula Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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Now, we are in peach heaven, flush with fruit. Accordingly, I have been rifling through recipes to find a variety of ways to put our massive haul to good use.

Although it may be an unexpected pairing,

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Chocolate Pecan Dream Pops

By Deb Gleason

It’s starting to heat up outside and the same can be said for my kitchen. I’ve been busy creating the recipe that will keep you cool and ice-creamy-happy all summer. Introducing my outrageously delicious Chocolate Pecan Dream Pops. The ice cream is made with coconut milk and sweetened with

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Ginger Cilantro Green Shake

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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The idea for this green smoothie comes from the amazing Sarma of oneluckyduck.com. I recently purchased her book Living Raw Food and

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Asparagus Basil Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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This super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious, it’s a treat for the palate. Trust me, it’s delectable, especially right now when asparagus is in season. Pretty much anyone can enjoy it. If

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Easy Beef Brisket

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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Growing up I loved the brisket that my Bubby made. It was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. My mother also made an incredible brisket. Now it’s my turn to take a whirl at Beef Brisket –the perfect Paleo dinner

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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My mother-in-law (aka Grandma Marylyn) is obsessed with all things crispy, crunchy, and Paleo. Like me, she has celiac disease and has followed a strict gluten-free diet for years. I created this Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe just

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Roasted Red Pepper Salmon With Spinach

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

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This high protein salmon dish with roasted red pepper tomato soup from Pacific Foods was a big hit with my husband, and children as well.

The sweet, smoky taste of the sauce (which simply uses the above soup)

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Thai Chicken Soup

Recipe Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

This delicious Thai Chicken Soup is gluten-and dairy-free.

photo provided courtesy of elanaspantry.com

Thai Chicken Soup

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or coconut oil 3 shallots, chopped 8 sprigs cilantro, chopped 4 cups chicken stock 28 ounces coconut milk 1 tablespoon agave nectar

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Crispy Warm Winter Wrap

By Deb Gleason I’ve made many wraps in my life but never thought to just heat the whole thing up. Now I’m hooked. This wrap is toasty outside with warm raw, crunchy veggies inside – brilliant! This easy to make, extremely yummy and nutritious lunch will get you through the winter

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Vegan Soft-serve Sundaes

By Deb Gleason

When the sun is scorching there is nothing better than a cool treat to bring down your temperature and tease your tastebuds. Unfortunately the thing people reach for the most is dairy-based ice cream. This option is hard on the body because it consists of primarily animal-based protein

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Yogurt Parfaits with Summer Fruit


Yogurt parfaits are easy to make, and they make great desserts and snacks.


1 c granola 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp honey 3 c low-fat Greek-style yogurt 2 c berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)



Mix the vanilla extract and honey with the yogurt. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt

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Decadent Chocolate Mousse

By Deb Gleason

Traditional recipes for chocolate mousse include heavy whipping cream, eggs and white sugar. This healthy alternative uses whole foods and is sweetened with maple syrup.

But beware, Decadent Chocolate Mousse is not only delicious, it’s filling – a little goes a long way. During the summer try it

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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

By Deb Gleason



Using brown rice noodles and coconut milk instead of butter, cream, Parmesan and Romano cheese makes this dish much healthier, while still thrilling your tastebuds and leaving you feeling full and satisfied.





1 lb (454g) Fettuccine

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Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

By Deb Gleason Chocolate Chip Granola Bites are the perfect snack after a workout or while hiking, cycling or just as a fun dessert for kids. Loaded with nutrient dense foods like quinoa, flax and oats they not only taste great, they provide you with health-sustaining energy.



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Power-Packed Wellness Muffins

By Deb Gleason














When you’re looking for something to fuel up on that’s full of fibre, healthy complex carbs, protein and omega 3s try these Power-Packed Wellness Muffins. Made with whole grains, they use superfood seeds and apple sauce

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Blueberry Lemony Madness Smoothie

By Deb Gleason  

I’ve been making smoothies for years but I hit the taste goldmine recently when my friend Caroline showed me her secret ingredient for smoothies. She adds 1/4 of a lemon right into the blender (skin and all). I’m all for lemon but I have only ever squeezed the

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Vegan Chocolate Mint Truffles

By Deb Gleason

I woke up to a big white surprise today, a beautiful coating of fresh snow. This has inspired me to send out a stellar seasonal recipe. Truffles are traditionally made with melted chocolate, whipping cream and oil making them extremely hard on the body. I’ve created an equally delicious

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Chocolate Almond Energizers

By Deb Gleason

Looking for a quick snack between workouts or something to help you start your recovery right after a tough workout? I created these snacks out of whole foods which means not only do they contain real food but they really fill you up because there are no empty calories

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Ginger Squash Soup

Another one of our soup for hungry cyclists recipes. This one features butternut squash, which is high in beta carotene; and zingy ginger, which aids digestion. As well as being highly nutritious, it’s easy to make and it’s delicious.

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1-2 tablespoons fresh

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Heather Pardon’s Spicy Chicken Soup for the Soul

This soup is delicious and takes very little time to prepare. I’ve added a few comments below Heather’s recipe, including the amounts I used when I cooked it.

* Chop an onion and sauté in olive oil in a soup pot.

* Add about 2 TB of chopped fresh ginger, 1/2 diced

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Spicy Lentil Soup for Hungry Cyclists

This quick and easy soup has lots of flavour and zest. Serve with a fresh loaf of bread and you’ve got a fast, nutritious meal. (Inspiration: bikeradar.com-serves 4) Ingredients:

  – 2 tbsp olive oil   – 1 onion (chopped)   – 1 bay leaf   – 1 celery

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Womenscycling.ca Energy Bar

This bar contains oats, raisins, peanuts and almonds, honey, oil and salt. I estimate each square is between 180-220 cal.

Mix the following in a large bowl:

2 cups organic quick oats 1 cup unsalted organic peanuts: chop fine in a food processor ¾ cup almonds: chop fine in a food processor

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