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© 2019 by Kristin Jillian Shropshire.


February 10, 2018

Everywhere we look, literature is filled with odes to love and romance. Whether it’s feminist and social theorist Simone de Beauvoir espousing that, “She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal” or famed children’s author Dr. Seuss telling us that, “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams,” between the pages of literature old and new, poetic or prosaic, targeted towards adults or children, we find evidence of love’s driving force.

While most of us love Love, at no time is our cultural fixation on this emotion more poignant and deeply felt than on Valentine's Day. We dress in festive shades of red and pink, decorate with hearts and cupids, and gift each other with flowers, chocolates, and love notes. Essentially, we immerse ourselves in the celebration of love and romance.

It is said that true love stories never have an ending. For many couples, this sentiment takes the...

February 9, 2018

Sometimes, I look at a recipe and think to myself, "This would be perfect, if only..." This thought pattern is usually my cue to head into the kitchen and start experimenting.

That's exactly how this Paleo Moroccan Chicken recipe came to be. I had a yen for Moroccan food, saw what looked like a very interesting recipe with an intriguing flavour profile, and then put on my apron and started playing with a few alterations that would help the dish to delight my taste buds, while better suiting my nutritional requirements. 


Adapted from Genius Kitchen

4 Tbsp avocado oil

2 lbs chicken thighs (skin on, organic preferred)

1 medium onion, chopped

salt and pepper (to taste)

2 cloves garlic, minced (or to taste)

1/2 Tbsp cumin

1/2 Tbsp turmeric

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp lemon zest, grated (from approx. 2 lemons, or to taste)

1/2 Tbsp tapioca flour

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

​1 Tbsp honey (or to taste)

1/4 cup raisins (organic preferred)

2 dried figs, chopped

1 large cauliflower, ch...

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