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Easy Black Bean Quinoa Chili

If I’d have to choose one recipe to eat on repeat for supper this winter, it would be this quinoa chili. There’s just something about eating a warm bowl of thick chili that makes me happy. Especially when it’s -10ºC outside like it has been this week. After work on Monday, I went directly to the park for a small hike. I’ve been feeling the stress of the internship in the last few weeks and my favorite way to reduce my anxiety is to go for a walk in nature. The effect is almost immediate. So Monday, after work, I drove directly to the nearest park (which is 2 minutes from the hospital where I work) and hiked for 45 minutes in the cold. It was a last minute decision, so…

Golden Roasted Cauliflower Dahl

I have more comfort food for you guys! And it’s the perfect recipe to make on a rainy weekend like this one.  I actually have the apartment to myself this weekend, something that doesn’t happen often when you have two roommates! Since it’s raining all weekend, I’m planning to do some recipe testing and a few projects for my internship, but other than that, I’m relaxing! I really have to catch up on my sleep. These morning shifts are killing me lately! I’m a morning person and I love morning shifts, but lately I’m not used to getting up so early. This week I’ve been going to sleep at about 11:00 every night (which is late for me) and waking up before 6:00…

Creamy Tofu & Avocado Pasta (Oil-Free!)

It’s finally summer in Canada and that means I can eat all the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from my parents’ garden again! YAY for free food! Since they had fresh basil, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make my avocado pasta again. This is a recipe I’ve been doing every summer since I was 16 years old. It’s a delicious mix between pesto and a creamy Alfredo sauce. What I did differently this time is I added protein. Not chicken like I used to do sometimes, but tofu! It’s blended right into the sauce and it packs over 14 grams of protein per serving without tasting like tofu! One serving also has 10 grams of fiber and some healthy fats from the avocado, all under 400 calories! If you want even…