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, […]

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 […]

Super Veggie Lasagna with black beans, kale, & tofu

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Lasagna is one of those tried-and-true comfort food classics that stands the test of time. Everyone’s Grandma has a lasagna recipe on a folded, torn, and/or stained index card– and for good reason. It’s super satisfying, great for chilly nights, and a quick fix for big family dinners. What lasagna is not, though, is healthy. […]

Hearty Vegan Chili with Kale, Quinoa, and Brown Lentils

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Normally, chili evokes images of huge pots being stirred by hunky firefighters, large amounts of ground beef, and big dollops of sour cream. Not exactly super-duper-healthy. Forget all that. My Hearty Vegan Chili is jam-packed with superfoods, protein, and fibre– but stays low cal, low fat, and guilt-free. It’ll warm you up and keep you […]

A Healthier Taste of Fall (Sept. 21, 2013)

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For my September 21 article about healthy and local eating in Autumn, A Healthier Taste of Fall, either click here or keep on readin’! As we bid summer adieu and transition into fall, we have plenty to look forward to: autumn colours, football season and pumpkin carving spring to mind. But from a culinary point […]

Spicy Butternut Squash, Kale, & Black Bean Soup

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This weekend marks a pretty significant transition on the calendar. We’ve officially moved from ‘desperately-trying-to-hold-onto-the-last-seconds-of-summer’ to ’embrace-everything-good-about-Fall-because-what-choice-do-we-have’. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, right? Well, it smells like Fall, it looks like Fall, I’m craving apples and wearing scarves and watching football– it’s Fall. And with that in mind, I’ve […]

Spicy Quinoa and Chopped Kale Salad

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Dinner side dishes can get pretty darn ho-hum. I mean, I love a good spinach salad as much as the next girl, but sometimes my plate is in need of a change…. a spicy change. Which is why my spicy quinoa and chopped kale salad totally hits the spot! Full of nutrients, fibre, and taste, […]

Kale: The Unwieldy Superfood (July 20, 2013)

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For my July 20 article about the best ways to prepare kale, Kale: The Unwieldy Superfood, either click here or keep reading!   The food world is just like any other — it is full of trends. Some stay, some go and some are undeniably bigger and farther-reaching than the rest. At the moment, Kale is bell […]

Rockin’ Kale Chips

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  I don’t want to over sell this, but these are basically the perfect snack. Made with kale– the trendy superfood of the moment– they’re unbelievably easy and super versatile. Kale can be a little tough (I prefer baby kale for salads), but these baked chips completely avoid that problem! Full of phytonutrients, vitamins, and […]

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