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  • 75 Healthy Holiday Recipes December 15, 2015 The holiday season can be challenging when you avoid certain foods. If you’re lucky, you can indulge in a few treats that you wouldn’t normally indulge in – if that’s the case go ahead! Just make them count! However if you’re like me, there’s a line you can’t cross. I don’t care how delicious that apple pie ...
  • Asian Inspired Pasta Salad March 12, 2015 So you might be curious as to why this grain-eschewing gal is posting a recipe for a pasta salad. Let me tell you! I am a huge fan of balance, as long as it doesn’t harm you. There are foods that I am physically unable to eat (dairy, legumes), chemicals that I avoid like the plague (artificial sweeteners, ...
  • Bacon and Apple Braised Cabbage January 13, 2016 Cabbage isn’t many people’s first choice of veggie. It has a bad reputation that it simply doesn’t deserve! Cause you know what? It’s one of my favourites and I’m not a notorious eat what most normal people don’t like person. I have learned that if you cook food properly, it can taste amazing. Case in point – cabbage ...
  • Fried Plantains June 4, 2015 Oh plantains – how I love thee! Seriously guys, plantains are the best! Here’s why: They are incredibly versatile and can be used to make everything from biscuits and pancakes, to tortillas and nachos. Green plantains are savoury and a great alternative to potatoes. Ripe plantains (yellow, or yellow with brown spots) are super sweet and great for ...
  • Ginger Carrot Soup November 19, 2015 This past weekend we harvested all of the carrots from our garden. We were shocked to see how many there were! We only planted 1 row, but ended up with bowls and bowls of carrots. So in order to use them all while they’re fresh and most tasty, I quickly turned them into my favourite ...
  • Guacamole Recipe + Avocado Tutorial August 13, 2015 Avocado’s are the best. They are jam-packed with nutrients, fibre and healthy fat. And they’re freakin delicious too!!! Adding half an avocado to your eggs, salad, or burgers, is the perfect way to not only get in some additional nutrition, but to make sure your meal will be filling for hours. Also, please note that the ...
  • Harvest Breakfast Hash February 19, 2015 Have you ever thought about how many different variations of flour + dairy + sugar make up our breakfasts in North America? It’s pretty astounding! Whether it’s a bagel & cream cheese, a bowl of cereal, toast with jam, eggo waffles and “maple syrup” (i.e. corn syrup + maple flavour), a muffin and a double double ...
  • Homemade Salad Dressings – a DIY Tutorial and a Recipe Round Up! July 9, 2015 One of the processed foods I really caution my clients against is pre-made salad dressings. The reason for this is multi-factorial: The oil is always a vegetable oil. Even if it says “made with olive oil”. Check the ingredients list, olive oil will be listed after an industrial seed oil such as canola or soybean. This ...
  • Lemon Parsley Couscous January 12, 2015 Couscous is a funny food. Somehow it is thought of as healthy, kind of like quinoa (not saying quinoa is a superfood, but it’s certainly better than wonder bread…for some people). I can’t even count the number of times someone has said this exact phrase: “We eat really healthy – lots of vegetables, salads, couscous etc.” It ...
  • Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Carrots November 20, 2014 Brussels Sprouts. The poor vegetable that has been demonized by our society! I hadn’t even tried Brussels sprouts, but I knew I didn’t like them because….wait, I didn’t actually know why. So when a few years ago I received them in my vegetable CSA I was actually pretty stoked to give them a try. There were ...
  • Maple Balsamic Kale December 10, 2015 I love kale. But I am also very aware that kale is an acquired taste. I didn’t love it right off the bat, and in fact I was kind of intimidated to cook it!  I hate soggy cooked greens, and raw kale salad can be kind of overwhelming (both from a chewing and taste perspective). After multiple ...
  • Plantain Biscuits September 11, 2014 I chose to stop eating bread long before I chose to go gluten-free. Why? Not because I was trying to lose weight (although that happened), or go low-carb, it was because of one simple thing: Bread is a processed food. Yes you read that right! Even your beloved whole-grain, ancient-grain, flax-and-what-have-you bread is a processed food. I don’t ...
  • Simple Coleslaw with a Lime Vinaigrette July 2, 2015 As someone who never liked mayonnaise growing up, coleslaw was something that I avoided pretty passionately. I was even that weird kid who loved salads and veggies – but the mayo killed coleslaw for me. Then one day, a few years ago, I received a cabbage in our weekly veggie bin. So I hopped on ...
  • Sweet Potato Fries March 19, 2015 One of my goals with this blog is to present simple, nourishing food. To show anyone who may stumble across this little piece of the blogosphere that it is easy to make food that tastes amazing, is budget-friendly, and is healing to your body, whether you are the picture of health, or dealing with a ...
  • Thanksgiving Round Up October 8, 2015 The best part about Thanksgiving is that it is based around real, whole foods like meat and veggies. I’ve gathered up some of the most delicious Thanksgiving recipes from the blogosphere to help you finish up your menus this weekend! The only classic Thanksgiving foods that are not real, whole foods are stuffing (which we’re omitting since ...

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