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, […]

Lightened Up Classic ‘Slaw

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Cole Slaw— in its many varying colours, styles, and iterations– is a summer staple. And while particular dressings and additional mix-ins may vary, there are a few cole slaw constants; cabbage, carrots, mayo, and vinegar.  Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Questionable, at best. Sure, cabbage and carrots are a good start, but coating even the healthiest vegetables in […]

Molly’s Hunger Killing Angel Eggs

Molly's Hunger Killing Angel Eggs

Afternoon munchies turning your good intentions into an empty bag of potato chips? You aren’t alone. In fact, most people feel the most vulnerable to a snack attack between 2 to 4 hours after they’ve eaten lunch. But with bikini season just around the corner, the last thing you want to be is vulnerable to vending machines, break-room […]

Blackened Cajun Catfish with Pan-Fried Egg and Avocado

Blackened Cajun Catfish with Pan-Fried Egg and Avocado

This quickie post is thanks to one of my favourite food girls (and all-around babe), Christine Teigen. For those of you that don’t know her, Teigen is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, the new wife of John Legend, and is a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. She’s always a fantastic example of balancing […]

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Radishes

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Radishes

I’ll be honest: my radish-related experiences are pretty minimal. I know I should plant them early in the Spring, I know that they’re ready to harvest early in the season, and I know that they’re a crispy-crunchy-spicy veggie that’s nice to have in the fridge alongside some carrots and cucumbers. That’s about it.  But if […]

Vegan Thai Green Curry with Red Lentils, Green Beans, & Coriander-Mango Salsa

Vegan Thai Green Curry - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Spring is finally here! To celebrate, last night I welcomed the season with an appropriately-coloured vegan curry. Easy to make and super filling, this low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free dinner packs a protein-filled punch with red lentils and tofu. Green beans add a lovely crunch, while sweet potato adds a natural, low-glycemic index sweetness. Top it […]

Tamarind: The Best Fruit You’re Not Eating (Feb. 8 ’14)

Molly's Better-Than-Delivery Pad Thai

For my February 8 article about the tamarind fruit, it’s uses, & it’s health benefits (plus my recipe for better-than-delivery pad thai) either click here or keep on reading!   If you’re anything like me when it comes to cooking, you can find inspiration on nearly any level. You might be moved to create an […]

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu, & Mixed Veggies

A classic stir fry is a great, simple, no-muss-no-fuss weeknight dinner staple. It’s easy to adapt for dietary restrictions, tricks kids into eating veggies, and is ready in a flash. The only problem? It gets boring. Which is why my Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies is a great way to get out of […]

Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Quinoa Blondies

Dark Chocolate Chip & Cherry Quinoa Blondies

“This is the best healthy dessert you’ve ever made.” THAT is what came out of my guy’s mouth after he ate one of these blondies. That is BIG. I make skinny peanut butter brownies and protein cookies and skinny german apple cake. But these blondies got the fanfare last night. They’re sugar-free (minus the chocolate […]

Hot Indian Shrimp Soup with red kidney beans, chopped kale, and cauliflower

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This super filling soup will load you up with energy and keep you warm on even the chilliest of January nights. It’s 100% clean and full of protein, fibre, and veggie goodness. And did I mention it tastes great, stores impossibly well, and is beyond easy to make? This soup actually tastes better the day […]

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