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Maria U.

Toronto, Canada
On my blog, I share free recipes and articles on nutrition, low glycemic eating, clean beauty, healthy home, mind & body wellness and more.
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Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Veggies by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I don’t know how about you, but I often forget to eat greens during the fall and winter months. We naturally crave warm and comforting foods when it’s cool outside and oft ... Read on »
Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I like recipes with short ingredient lists like this Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup. All you need is a butternut squash, olive oil, maple syrup and some ... Read on »
Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I made these pancakes three times last week and all I want to do now is stop writing this post and go make them again. These oatmeal pancakes are thick and taste ju ... Read on »
20+ Low Glycemic Fall Recipes by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There are thousands of great low GI recipes available on the internet. The problem is that it’s hard to find them. This is why I decided to put together this Low GI Fall R ... Read on »
Spiced Pumpkin Appetizer Soup by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Can’t believe Thanksgiving weekend is coming up here in Canada! So, I guess, we are officially kicking off the holiday season with all the parties and family dinners. Well ... Read on »
Roasted Salmon with Apple Sauce by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I had never thought of salmon as fall food. Pumpkins, squashes, soups, stews – yes, but salmon, not so much. That was until I made this Roasted Salmon with Apple Sauce las ... Read on »
Spiced Pumpkin Scones by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you started baking with pumpkin yet? This is my first batch this season and many more are to follow. This Spiced Pumpkin Scones are made with my favorite whole ... Read on »
Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Veggies by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living First of all, I wanted to let you know that it wasn’t my intention to post 2 soup recipes in a row. I know, it’s the soup season and all, but I still like to have a variet ... Read on »
Hearty Chicken and White Bean Soup by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living All right, guys, the soup season has officially started and I hope you are as excited as I am! Imagine coming home from work to a nice big pot of soup. No need to worr ... Read on »
Vanilla Apple Flan by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To continue the fall recipe madness here on the blog, I decided to share with you this Vanilla Apple Flan recipe. I remembered this recipe when my husband and I were o ... Read on »
Baked Eggs with Beans and Veggies by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Since I started publishing this blog, I’ve become very much aware of cooking with the season. I’ve always intuitively followed the cycle of nature in my cooking. ... Read on »
Tabbouleh with Apples and Walnuts by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Tabbouleh salad is a very popular Middle Eastern dish traditionally made with olive oil, tomatoes, onion and herbs. Bulgur is also often added making this salad more ... Read on »
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Chocoholics and coconut-lovers unite! I am so excited to share with your this recipe, because these Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes are so good you won’t believe they ... Read on »
Creamy Cauliflower and Carrot Soup by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here I am with my first fall post of 2014. Am I too early? I so want to have another couple of weeks of summer. But I can feel and smell the fall coming. It’s right ... Read on »
Roasted Salmon with Veggies by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Picture this: you come home on Friday night and there is nothing for dinner and you make a healthy and absolutely delicious dinner in under 30 minutes. Don’t be ... Read on »
Sweet Cheese Cups by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Cottage cheese has always been very popular in my family. My Mom makes sirniki which are similar to pancakes made almost completely from cottage cheese; my Dad makes ... Read on »
How to Save Money on Groceries by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is the second post in my Low Gi on a Budget series. The first post is called 6 Budget Friendly Low Glycemic Foods You Should Try . I published it back in March a ... Read on »
Healthy Coffee Smoothie with Toasted Coconut by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ahhhh, coffee… Some love it, some hate it and some are addicted to it. Some say it’s good for you and others have all the evidence lined up to prove that it’s bad for ... Read on »
Peach Salsa with a Secret Ingredient by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s August and this means peaches are in season here in Ontario. You can buy them everywhere and they are super cheap – just a few dollars for a box full of beautifu ... Read on »
Eggplant Vegetable Soup by Maria U. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Do you like eggplant? I love eggplant! It’s absolutely delicious and can be used in a verity of recipes. The secret to preparing eggplant is getting rid of the b ... Read on »