February 1, 2017

I absolutely adore coconut milk.  Thick and creamy (look at that frothy goodness!), lightly sweet and coconutty, minimal carbs, and full of healthy fat- it's fantastic!  

Do note that I mentioned it is FULL of healthy fat!  Like, really full.  While it is healthy,...

December 19, 2016

It was not until relatively late in life that I realized just how simple it is to roast a red pepper.  You don't even need oil, just heat + pepper!  Plus red lentils are easily prepared without soaking, so that makes this recipe extraordinarily simple, and easy to prep...

August 16, 2016

Okay, so I used a handful of "purples" (organic purple kale), but they were green at heart! 

While I prefer people to chew their food, smoothies are a great way to compile dense nutritious goodness, in a form that's easy to prepare, and great for on-the-go.

Many of my pa...

April 13, 2016

The fresh, strong and peppery spice of arugula makes it one of my favourite greens.  I still remember when I first tasted it- it took making a salad with a Brit in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to come across "garden rocket".  I fell fully and immediately in love....

October 12, 2015

 

The season in which the streetside grocery stalls start populating with squashes of all sorts is a most glorious time (paired with prancing through piles of crunchy autumn leaves, we're talkin' pure bliss).  Comforting, nutritious, delicious- squashes really hit the a...

August 9, 2015

My love for dill knows no bounds, but I find its uses somewhat minimal.  Its subtle flavour doesn’t do a whole lot in a strongly-flavoured dish (which my dishes are wont to be), but with fish or paired with creamy/sour flavours, it has its chance to shine!  And it is g...

July 14, 2015

It may come as a surprise to most that they are not breathing well.  Obviously every being breathes - if one could not, for an extended period of time, they would, by definition, no longer be being.  But what if you could make your breath more effective?  What if the w...

February 20, 2015

 

Proper sleep is a cornerstone of health. 

 

We all know how rotten we feel when we sleep poorly, and how great we can feel after a good night's rest.  Sleep is the necessary downtime your body requires to rebuild, grow, and regenerate, and 6-9 hours of sleep is the amou...

February 3, 2015

 

For those of you that missed my talks on boosting immunity at both Wholistic Care Center and Creekside Wellness, here are some of the highlights!  Beyond the basic cornerstones of proper rest and digestion, here are some details that may not be as obvious:

 

1.  Protein...

December 2, 2014

 

 

I am starting a blog series on my favourite things.  I foresee that they will generally be food and drink related, items that can facilitate making your life more healthy!

 

The first featured item shall be my beloved Libretea glasses!

 

I am their biggest fan.  Yes, I a...

October 21, 2014

 

I absolutely love warming spices- those cinnamons and nutmegs warm my belly and my heart.  So any food I can introduce them into is just thrilling.  An obvious pairing, of course, is pumpkin, due to its legendary famosity with pie.  They are a power-duo to such extent...

October 8, 2014

 

Although I never make the same recipe twice (because I rarely actually follow a recipe at all), a lemon dill hummus prepared approximately like the following was a tasty hit at multiple engagements!  So I wanted to spread the love.  The lemon is a wee bit cooling for...

August 27, 2014

 

From breakfast to dessert, this delectably sweet and spicy pudding is a very healthy and delicious way to start or end your day!  Pears have a relatively low glycemic index and load, and chia contains high fiber, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, pr...

August 6, 2014

 

I love legume dip.  As anyone that has ever invited me anywhere knows, it's pretty much my go-to snack contribution in almost all circumstances, and I love to mix up the flavour profiles. 

 

Not only are dips super easy, but beans are high in fiber and protein, and...

July 30, 2014

 

Refined carbohydrates and junk food contain a large amount of simple carbohydrates, which are released into the blood very quickly and cause a quick and large insulin spike.  Insulin is required to take glucose from our blood and put it into our cells so that they can...

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