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Chocolate Pudding

No-cook chocolate pudding using avocados for the creamy base.

Serves: 4


  • 3 avocados
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Sea salt


  1. Puree avocados, cacao power, honey, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. Sprinkle pudding with salt before serving.

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Tom Kha Gai {Thai Coconut Soup}

Posted By Danielle Walker On May 11, 2012 @ 8:09 am
AUTHOR: Danielle Walker –

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon Thai dried chilies, finely ground*
  • 1⁄2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk
  • 2 inch piece of Galangal, skin on and thinly sliced (fresh Ginger will work too)*
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, sliced diagonally into 3-4 pieces and slightly bruised/flattened with a mallet or butt of a knife*
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves*
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 cups chicken breast, very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon coconut sugar (honey will work too, but coconut sugar will taste the most authentic or omit for Whole 30)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Fresh cilantro and scallions for serving

*All of the starred items can be purchased dried in a jar by the brand Thai Kitchen


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a soup or stock pot, then add the ground chilies and stir for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to boil.
  3. Add the chicken stock, galangal, lemon grass, kaffir leaves, fish sauce, and chicken and simmer for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add the mushrooms, lime juice, coconut sugar, tomatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender but not mushy.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro and scallions.

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SPECIAL EVENT: The Taste of Downtown Peterborough 2015

Taste of Downtown

Health of the community relies on the support of local businesses, so check out some of the amazing local restaurants in town, many of which rely on local farms for their food! Peterborough is incredibly lucky in that we are surrounded by organic farms!

  • Charlotte Street between George Street and Aylmer Street
  • Free Admission!
  • Rain or Shine, come and enjoy some of the best food, music and shopping Peterborough has to offer.

An aerial view of the popular Downtown Business Improvement Area’s (DBIA) Taste of Downtown that returned for a seventh year with 16 downtown restaurants participating, along with live music and vendors on Saturday, June 14, 2014 on Charlotte St. in Peterborough. The 2015 version is set for June 13.
Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network file photo

Participating restaurants:

Bualai Taste of Thai

Smoke’s Poutinerie

Dr J’s BBQ

Nutty Chocolatier

Shish-Kabob Hut

Brio Gusto

Turnbull Cafe

Brickhouse Grill and Bar

By The Bridge

Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine


Cosmic Charlie’s




Wild Wing

Sapphire Room

Kettle Drums

La Hacienda

Special Features:

Fleming Culinary Food Battle

Giant Sidewalk Sale

Artville — Art School of Peterborough hosting a showcase of local artists

Live entertainment: The Briannah Cotton Band, Bridget Foley and The Pocket Kings, Kim Doolittle and The Wolfgang Brothers

What do you wish you knew before starting cancer treatment?

Healthline Editorial Team asked several people who are living with cancer to tell them what they wish someone had told them before they started to receive treatment. Find the original article here.


“I wish someone had told me early about the importance of obtaining a second opinion at an academic cancer center. I was concerned that my medical team at my home hospital would be offended if I sought a second opinion. I’ve since learned that they would have welcomed a second opinion.”

— Janet Freeman-Daily. Follow her on Twitter and visit Gray Connections

“This is a tough one. I am not sure what I wish I could have been told. I have found we all have different emotional needs and ways of navigating through this kind of experience. What you tell one person, another person may not want to hear. The most important part for me is focusing on one day at a time. Making the most out of that day, keeping my chin up, trying to enjoy the good things, and trying to find what humor I can in the bad ones.”

— Mandi Hudson. Follow her on Twitter and visit Darn Good Lemonade


“I wish somebody would have told me how much time I would spend explaining my cancer to people. Treatment is often different for metastatic breast cancer, and so are its effects. That means that I don’t look like a cancer patient, so people often think that I must be getting better. It’s uncomfortable on both sides of the conversation when I explain that aggressive treatment is generally used with curative intent, when a disease might yet be eradicated. In fact, many people don’t realize that not all cancer can be cured. When I explain, people often try to cut me off, telling me not to be negative, as if denying the reality of my disease could somehow protect me. I am an incredibly positive, optimistic person, but wishing won’t make my cancer go away any more than it will make everybody understand what it means to be incurable. So much explaining is exhausting.”

— Teva Harrison. Follow her on Twitter and visit Drawing Forward

“Take every opportunity to laugh at your situation. It takes time, but some of this stuff will be so ridiculous that it’s funny.  (Crying is okay too…feel it all.)  You see, the thing is that this — this awful situation — is your life right now, and no matter how it ends up, you have right now. Spend your ‘right now’ laughing and loving as much as possible. It will inevitably change the way you experience cancer for the better, because how you experience this is largely up to you. If you let it, if you look for it, this experience can change your life for the better.”

— Heather Lagemann. Follow her on Twitter and visit Invasive Duct Tales


“I wish someone had told me honestly and thoroughly how much collateral damage could, and, in my case, did, result from cancer treatment. I was not informed by my doctors about the potential extent and longevity of cancer-related fatigue, scar tissue, and pain from surgery and radiation, cognitive changes, and the ongoing lack of stamina that I still live with, nearly seven years later.”

— Kathi Kolb. Follow her on Twitter and visit The Accidental Amazon

“That it’s a marathon, not a sprint. When I was first diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in February 2008, I was so obsessed with showing no evidence of disease and trying to do everything to ensure that, it made me feel like I failed somehow by still having cancer. I know now that I can truly live with cancer and appreciate each day I’m alive and feeling well, and still have hope for the future.”

— Tami Boehmer. Follow her on Twitter and visit Miracle Survivors

“I wish I had been better prepared for how I would feel when cancer treatment ended. I just assumed I would pick up where I had left off and get on with my life as if cancer had been no more than a blip. I wish someone had told me that cancer doesn’t end when treatment does. That after cancer, I would feel a mix of emotions, which would often confuse and sadden me. Sometimes, there can be a code of silence surrounding the aftermath of cancer treatment. We are expected to be happy and live with a renewed sense of purpose after cancer, but I struggled to make sense of things at this time. My feelings of isolation and loneliness led me to set up my blog as a place to share with others what I wished I had known about the end of treatment.”

— Marie Ennis-O’Conner. Follow her on Twitter and visit Journeying Beyond Cancer

Are you living with cancer? What’s one thing you wish someone had told you when you were diagnosed?