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Smoothies & Elixirs, Snacks

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie

The beginning of spring is marked not only by profoundly beautiful cherry blossoms, but by rhubarb season as well. It’s known by gardeners and farmers alike to be one of the earliest indications that spring has officially arrived. Growing up, I generally enjoyed this veggie sweetened – in pie or crubble […]

Smoothies & Elixirs, Snacks

Cherry Maca Smoothie

Spring is here – the cherry blossoms are out, covering the streets with delicate, bright petals and softening the air with their delicious floral freshness. This marks my first spring season in Vancouver and I am completely enamoured with all the blooms and lushness surrounding me.  It’s time to shake off the […]

Snacks, Sweets

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I’ve been inside hiding from the stormy skies all weekend. The rain has a way of penetrating all my layers and chilling me to my core, so I’d rather hibernate – melt into the couch with a comfy sweater and a good book to avoid all of the cold. Nothing really […]

Smoothies & Elixirs, Snacks

Berry Protein Smoothie

Life happens fast & sometimes eating and meal planning can take a back seat. Whether I am buried in school work, on the road, or on a bender at work, a healthful meal always helps me find balance in the chaos of day to day life.  This smoothie demands very […]

Snacks, Sweets

Earl Grey Granola

  Everyone wants to be healthy. We all know we could use more fruits and vegetables, but in today’s food market, there seems to be conflicting information and claims about what foods we should be eating and those that stuff your waistline with empty promises. The temptation is real and […]

Mains, Recipes

Lemon & Herb Chickpeas

This dish is simplicity. 1 bowl, 30 minutes, less than 10 ingredients & boom you have a fresh, simple meal. I like to challenge myself to use only a few ingredients when I’m cooking due to the digestive benefits. When it comes to digestive health – simpler is better. The […]

Mains, Recipes, Snacks

Super Seed Crackers

Home-made crackers!! Ever tried them?? It’s a perfect hearty snack idea when you need something healthy and FAST. The difference between these crunchy guys and the stuff from the store is that these are just the basics, the essentials. No unnecessary additives or extras – just some wholesome, fiber, omega, […]

Mains, Recipes

Hearty Spelt Pancakes

This is the ULTIMATE pancake recipe. I realized the other day that my kitchen repertoire was missing a good go-to pancake recipe. I think I forgot about this classic breakfast staple because traditionally they are loaded full of sugar and refined flour and not much else. So I teamed up with VEGA […]

Mains, Snacks

Grapefruit Mint Greens w/ Maple Balsamic

  Truthfully I don’t eat alot of dandelion greens straight up like this – I will usually blend them or sautee them in an attempt to mask the bitterness, BUT those days are gone because I’ve created the perfect dressing to balance the taste of the greens. Slightly sweet & […]

Mains, Snacks

5 Minute Fully Loaded Greens Picnic Sandwich

This. Lunch. Tho. Carbs ✓ Greens ✓ All the pesto ✓✓✓✓✓ Sandwiches are the ultimate picnic / beach food – they are so easy to transport, completely customizable – perfect picnic fare as far as I’m concerned. Less time in the kitchen and more time exploring & soaking up the summertime […]

Wellness

Eating With The Seasons

It’s spring! FINALLY! Seems a bit rainy still (classic West Coast) but I caught the most remarkable sunset last night it left me feeling charged and anticipating many more nights spent on the beach, just taking in the beauty of spring & summer & oh ya THE OCEAN. That is […]

Snacks, Sweets

Cranberry Almond Bars

One of my favorite things about these bars is people are always SO impressed when they try them. It is such a simple snack – taking only 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients – but there is something about homemade granola bars that undoubtedly gets people excited. Perfectly sweet […]

Wellness

A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating

  Eating well doesn’t need to be complicated. So many of us have gotten into the habit of dissecting foods into categories, relying on counting calories or nutrients to reflect the ‘goodness’ of a meal. But that style of eating is completely unnatural. A good meal is so much more […]

Mains

White Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

Weekday dinner never looked so good! Who says cooking at home has to be boring? Or complicated for that matter. Hearty white bean salsa and a kick of curry make this a meal to remember. These yam tacos are nutritiously dense and colorful and a wonderful way to load up […]

Mains, Recipes

Garlic Szechuan Lentil Stirfry

This is one of those meals we gravitate to frequently during the weekday hustle. A 30 minute commitment in the kitchen and you have a meal packed with fiber, protein, greens and flavour! I came across elephant garlic this week at the market & if you have never seen one […]