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Breakfast of Champions - Butter Coffee?

When the Producer of Saskatoon Global Morning News asked me to speak on the latest trend, butter coffee, I actually thought he was confused, that he must have meant something else. After a quick google search, I found a number of links describing this peculiar morning trend. My first question, BUT WHY? I actually spent most of my day researching the man behind this trend, Dave Asprey, and some of the claims being made regarding butter coffee. Dave Asprey is the founder of The Bulletproof Executive, which is essentially a paleo-like diet plan and a way of living. He is also the man behind butter coffee that he calls ‘Bulletproof coffee’. What is it? It's called breakfast, and it includes 2 cups of brewed coffee (preferably from...

Eggplant Pizza Bites

It has been my mission to find a recipe with eggplant that I actually like. Eggplant is so pretty and colourful, but I have struggled to know what to do with it, and often find it mushy when I have used eggplant in a recipe. You too? Well, hold on tight because this recipe just might blow your socks off (or at least surprise you)! Preheat oven to 400F Ingredients: - 1 medium sized eggplant - 1 x 50ml can tomato paste - 1/2 tsp dried basil - 1/2 tsp dried oregano - Pinch of salt - ~12-15 Provolone rounds or ~ 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese - ~100g thinly shaved prosciutto or ham (I purchased from the grocery store deli) - Fresh basil or arugula - Optional to also add grape tomato halves   Directions: 1) Cut the ends of...

Curried Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup

Winter squashes include pumpkin, acorn, butternut, spaghetti and hubbard. Soup is a great, savoury way to start experimenting with squash if you are new to cooking with them. Between the lentils and the squash, just one bowl of this soup offers over 4 grams of fibre, and a rich source of beta carotene, potassium, and folate. The lentils also add protein. These nutrients have amazing potential to reduce risk of eye diseases, hypertension, heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes.   Once the squash is cooked, this recipe comes together very quickly     Preheat oven to 400 F Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced  1 whole butternut squash, cooked (~4...

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