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May 20, 2018

It's time to spice up your life! Summer months lend themselves to lots of fresh fruits and vegetables - but I often forget to enhance my meals with spices and herbs when fruits and veggies taste so great in season! Here's a sneak peak of a document my clients get along with their program in order to enhance antioxidants in their diet with herbs and spices!

Further to my wonderful student Cassie's post on the health benefits of herbs and spices, I'm presentin...

January 21, 2018

It's time to break up with your dieting mindset. Things are not what you expected... it's not meeting your needs like it used to... and "hello, handsome" whole foods are the way.

The other day I spoke with some healthcare professionals who were proud to report they were "on a diet". I was stunned. Since when is it impressive to be on a diet? It does throw a wrench into my plan to relieve the world of the "dieting" mindset when the target audience is actively...

January 8, 2018

When I create a recipe TRULY from scratch, and it turns out wonderfully, I am totally beside myself. Having been an avid recipe-follower courtesy of my by-the-book mama, I've never been confident in my abilities to improvise in the kitchen - that is, until I met my husband, the real chef of the home. Over my lifetime of eating more and more healthy foods, I developed a taste for fresher and lighter ingredients and became more confident in my ability to adju...

January 2, 2018

2018... your year of LESS! Who doesn't want less clutter, less struggling with your weight, less stress, and today's topic... less waste! Our good man Andrew Ference, retired captain of the Oilers' hockey team, was on the radio asking the city to properly dispose of packaging at Christmas, and try to produce less garbage. That got me thinking about all the ways Nidal and I manage to produce about a third of the waste and recycling as our next-door neighbour...

December 4, 2017

Another cozy meal for you. Built by yours truly, this cheesy, non-dairy mac n' cheese has the perfect amount of subtly sweet, sour, and savoury flavours, with the surprise crunch of delicious salt and pepper tofu cubes. Which, on their own, are a fantastic vegan party snack. Not that you likely have vegan parties very often - but if you do, I really hope I'm invited. Especially if you're cooking crispy tofu bites.

The fresh cracked black peppercorns over the...

November 5, 2017

Ahh, winter. The season of savoury and cinnamon-spiced aromas, crackling indoor fires, and... pomegranates! Take in this lovely little fruit. And say it out loud with me... ARILS. Little red diamonds filled with antioxidant superpowers, with a name that is at once creepy (thinking tendrils and tentacles) and cute! Yum yum! Pomegranates pack a punch of vitamin C, provide a specific type of antioxidant found in red wine, and contain natural compounds that pre...