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It's true!

I tried sprouting some "raw" almonds this week, and they were dead.

Check out this article:
The Killing of California Almonds (and why dead foods lead to dead people)

(thanks for almondicide CB)

Awesome Almond Buckwheat Pancakes

Almond Buckwheat Pancakes
Awesome Almond Buckwheat Pancakes: fluffy with a crunchy layer of golden almonds

Made these for Sunday brunch.
Recipe: Awesome Almond Buckwheat Pancakes
They were really really really good.

Blueberry Season!

Blueberry Fig Sprouted Almond Clafouti, July 2006

Once again, it's blueberry season!

To celebrate, I made my first clafouti of the summer:
a glorious Blueberry Fig Sprouted Almond Clafouti.


I often bring my own home-made snacks to work. For the times when I can't, I'm thrilled that it's now easy to find a good nutritious snack at many Toronto convenience stores.

Almond Delight almond bar

I popped into a magazine store steps from my studio looking for an afternoon snack. After scanning the selection of protein, nut, seed, grain and fruit bars, I picked up an "Almond Delight" almond bar - currently my favorite nut bar. Here's why:

  • It has only 3 great ingredients: almonds*, honey, malt
  • It has 9 grams of protein and 183 calories
  • It's produced locally (Markham, Ontario)
  • It's under $2
  • It's delicious

*Almonds are high in calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, protein, fiber, and cholesterol-lowering fat. Here's the full nutritional breakdown. Yay almonds!