Vegetables! The nemesis of many parents, yet when one befriends veggies they open a whole new world of deliciousness and enjoyment. Once we embrace  the critical importance of ingesting the rainbow of antioxidants and other phytonutrients vegetables provide, it becomes a habit, like brushing your teeth or plugging in your cell phone.  And we don’t have to spend a ton of time in the kitchen prepping veggies once we figure out how to simplify veggie intake!

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Victoria’s Nutrition Kitchen recipes use whole-food ingredients.  They are void of refined sugars and oils. They are naturally vegan, (free of dairy and eggs), and gluten-free / celiac-friendly.  I hope you enjoy them! I'd love to hear from you in the comments section.

Russian Borscht Soup {slow-cooker option}

There are 2 special ingredients in this borscht that take it over the top. Two of my favorite ingredients, used as natural flavor enhancers! Can you guess what they are?

Leafy green beet tops are loaded with nutrients so if you have them, rinse well, chop or slice and add to the soup in the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. They can replace some or all of the cabbage in this recipe.

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Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Don’t like Brussel sprouts? You might just change your mind after testing these little morsels of yumminess. “Maple- glazing” a strong flavored veg like Brussel sprouts is a great way to introduce them to a reluctant eater, as the maple syrup helps to balance the sharp flavor.

HEALTH BITE: Brussel sprouts are one of the cruciferous vegetables, which are known to have anti-cancer properties. They are rich in both vitamin K, and vitamin C.

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Hi, I'm Victoria Laine, whole-food educator, author, and health blogger.

My website is the home of all things delicious and nutritious, celebrating the pleasure of food and well-being.

You'll find recipes, menus, books, and courses, as well as private nutrition counseling for Celiac disease, inflammatory conditions, allergy eating, plant-based lifestyles, and more.

I'd love to hear from you if you have questions or suggestions!

When Vegan is Unhealthy!

Some people don’t believe a vegan intake is healthy.

As a nutritionist who’s eaten vegan for over 20 years (and written a book called Real-Life Vegan) I’m definitely here to say that we have solid scientific and anecdotal evidence that it absolutely can be.

But it also – absolutely can not be.

When Gluten-free is Unhealthy!

The grocery aisles are brimming with gluten-free packages of everything from crackers and cookies to cereal, bread, and frozen foods.

This might seem like good news for more than 1% of the Canadian population who deal with celiac disease, and the other tens of thousands who suffer from (non-celiac) gluten intolerance, however they could be doing more harm than good to their health, without even realizing it.

Know Where to Get Dietary Fiber!

Where is the beneficial dietary fiber available in the human diet?

The Story of “How Auntie Rhubarb Got Her Name”

Most people bring flowers to the graveside at a funeral.

When my Great Aunt left us a few years back, my 30 year old daughter adorned her graveside with a bouquet of rhubarb! This is the story of how Auntie Rhubarb got her name.

Sunshine and love filled my Great Aunt’s vibrant back yard on that warm sunny day back

Fruit Crisp Crumble {oil-free, vegan + gluten-free}

Seasonal fruit or frozen, this easy crisp is a go-to for a delicious breakfast or dessert after a veggie bean soup or other light meal. If you’re using a tart fruit like rhubarb, consider pairing it with a sweeter fruit like mango or even dates or other dried fruit. No need for oil – there is plenty of natural fat in the nut or seed butter.

{3 Ingredient} GF Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

A chocolate and peanut butter combo craving led me to using an old recipe of my mom's, veganizing...