Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this week?! I certainly can’t– I feel like Memorial Day was last week! Time whizzing by at an alarming speed is inevitable… almost as inevitable as the dreaded holiday weight gain.  I can help with that. I know the holidays don’t officially start for a few days, but by reading […]

Lentil & Red Pepper Casserole

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This filling, nutritious, and totally delicious vegan bake is a comforting Fall dinner, especially for a Meatless Monday! Red bell peppers give you loads of vitamins A & C, while lentils serve as a great source of protein and fibre. And not only is this dinner low in everything bad and high in everything good, […]

Dinner Party 101

Dinner Party 101 - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

When I was in high school, I would daydream about what my life would look like as a “proper grown up”. I thought about a lot of things– the cute house, the great style, the fabulous and sophisticated social engagements… and fancy dinner parties! To me, it seemed like nothing could be better at announcing “I am […]

Flourless Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies

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“Cookie” might not be the right word to use here. Sort of like my popular banana-based protein cookies, these are low-cal, sugar free, vegan, gluten-free little baked morsels of pumpkiny goodness. And while their natural sweetness easily satisfies a dessert craving, they’re no one trick ponies; they’re great as a quick breakfast on-the-go or a hunger […]

6 Favourite Fall Recipes

6 Favourite Fall Dinners - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Fall always feels like the biggest shift of the year. You’re wearing more layers, you’re going back to school… and you find yourself craving warm, hearty comfort foods.  This recipe wrap up has six of my favourite, perfect-for-chilly-Autumn-days-and-nights recipes. From Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies to Hearty Vegan Chili with Kale, Quinoa, & Brown Lentils, […]

FAQ’s, part 2

FAQs part two - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

For an in-depth article I wrote for The Kingston Whig Standard detailing my objections to and argument against the gluten-free-for-weight-loss trend, please click here.   

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

As you’re probably able to tell by now, my garden is producing a ton of zucchinis this season…. which is great! Not only are they tasty grilled, steamed, or baked, but they are incredibly moist (and healthy!) in baked goods (just check out my Black Currant & Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf.) Perhaps the most famous […]

Brown Lentil, Bulgur, & Cherry Tomato Zucchini Boats

Brown Lentil, Bulgur, & Cherry Tomato Zucchini Boats - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

This easy late summer dinner is a perfect way to use the tomatoes and zucchini currently at peak season, while keeping your calories low, your protein high, and your tummy full! Very quick to make and vegetarian-friendly (and easily made vegan-friendly, too), this healthy dinner is also wallet-friendly, clocking in at about $1 per serving.  Stored […]

How to Manage a Garden Surplus

Peaches - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Late August is a great (though admittedly ominous) time of year for a lot of reasons. Gorgeous weather, a final summer long weekend, the US Open…. and harvest season! An overwhelming number of things are in season right now; for many of us that means peaches, plums, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, carrots, beets, peppers, […]