Praise – Thank you all for the Kind Words + Chewy Brownies

Here at the Food Studio we are very grateful for all of the praise given by our valued customers. Nutrition is our passion, but being able to help people with their goals is the greatest reward of all.

Thank you for all of your support.

To Health and to a future spent nourishing your mind, body and soul!

Brigit from Berlin received Marni’s E-Book as a gift

“I am proud to say am having my first smoothie with fresh parsley in it today !  I love the guides you sent me and have started slowly reading through them and feeling inspired.  Yesterday, in spite of a week of cold and sinus problems, I am proud that I went and ran my 6.3 km new years eve race and feel like I am ready to get on track with healthier eating this year.”


Cath from Winnipeg received Marni Gift Bags

“I love my glass straw! Yes, I used it mainly for rum and coke over the holidays, but now I’m into Marni’s smoothies, etc. Even made Heather a few and she liked it – can’t believe how kale works in a smoothie. ”


Carrie discussing the Raw Urban Retreat

“I had amazing super great day…then I had a hard time falling asleep because I was so excited about a few new ideas that came from the day.”


Brenda discussing a Cooking Class 

“I had a great time, again, at the class last night.  Marni makes it all so easy and takes the intimidation out of trying new things.  I loved the flavours and how easy the recipes were.  I’m looking forward to trying them in my own kitchen very soon.”


Husband & Wife, Chris & Jenn talking about Fit and Fabulous Cooking Class

“My husband I are very active and both of us work out almost everyday. We were both taking whey protein shakes daily – upwards of 4 scoops a day for me and 8 scoops a day for him. We took Marni’s Fit and Fabulous cooking class and took so much away with us! We started using the recipes from the class right away and we also switched from whey protein to SunWarrior sprouted vegan protein. We both noticed an increase in our energy levels. My husband works 10-hour shifts and drives an hour each way to work and he is normally exhausted when he gets home. After switching to more plant-based eating and to SunWarrior protein, he still had energy at the end of the day and didn’t need coffee to get through the afternoon! He noticed this immediately. We also both noticed we were recovering much faster from intense workouts! This surprised us, but was an added bonus! Marni’s class taught us that cooking doesn’t need to be a daunting chore; it can be creative and fun and a great way to spend time together, while being productive!”


Linda discussing the Raw Urban Retreat

I was a great day yesterday and I truly enjoyed it and as well I came away with more confidence in how to prepare raw foods.  I am going to do more sprouting and buy the dehydrator — absolutely loved the sprouted hummus we had.  Marni’s Caesar dressing recipe is going to replace my regular recipe which has a lot of extra that we don’t need and certainly won’t miss with her delicious take on our favourite salad.  Thanks! Marni is a great teacher and resource I look to as I continue on my path to learning more about nutrition and raw foods.”



Chewy Chocolate Brownies


1 Cup spelt or cassava flour
1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
3/4 Cup maple syrup
1/2 Cup Applesauce or Apple Butter or soaked dates
1/3 Cup grapeseed or coconut oil
1/2 Cup coconut milk
1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips



Preheat oven to 350F. Oil an 8×8 baking pan and set aside.

Measure oat flour into a large bowl, add the cocoa, baking powder, salt and whisk together

In a separate bowl, mix together maple syrup, applesauce and oil. Add the rice milk and vanilla extract and blend well.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, using a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chips

Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until tester in the centre comes out clean. Let cool before completely cutting.


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