In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

One of my favorite things about summer is that I can steer away from rigid meal planning and play with what's in season in the garden. Below is the recipe for a last minute meal I put together the other day with the harvest from Hoople Creek's CSA basket. This lovely basket of organic, in-season … Continue reading In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

Paleo Holiday Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Ingredients: 6 eggs at room temperature 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted on low heat 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup almond flour (blanched) 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup dairy free … Continue reading Paleo Holiday Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

September Resolutions – 8 Ways to Feel Full while Eating Healthier this Fall

IMG_0939September is the new January. Now that the kids are back to school and summer is unofficially over, many of us find ourselves setting new goals for the fall as we settle back  into a routine. Regularly exercising and eating healthier is often at the top of our resolution list.

Coconut Candy Cherry Ripple Pie

This recipe is an adaptation of Sarah Wilson’s 'Raspberry Ripple' in her I Quit Sugar Cookbook. It is a raw, dairy and gluten-free treat. It is similar to my Coconut Blueberry Bark. It is great for satisfying a craving for dessert while giving you the good fats that are essential for so many functions like … Continue reading Coconut Candy Cherry Ripple Pie

The Canadian Food Guide – Fat Phobia and other Causes of Obesity

ee-canadafoodguide[1]With regards to protein, there is a small triumph with Canada's Food Guide which now advises Canadians to eat less red meat and to instead choose lean meats, such as fish and chicken. Unfortunately, fat phobia is still ever present. A mountain of research indicates that fat is not the enemy with both obesity and cardiovascular health, but rather sugar and excess consumption of grains are the real culprit.

Curbing Carb Cravings

1) Protein - Protein needs to be eaten at every meal in order to curb cravings. In fact, missing protein at even one meal is one the main contributors to carb binges in the evening. Protein creates a feeling of fullness that lasts much longer than carbohydrates. Protein helps to dull the insulin response and … Continue reading Curbing Carb Cravings

Causes of Carb Addiction

There are many reasons why carbs can be addictive which extends further than the dopamine release that occurs in the brain as I explained in my previous post Are You Crazy for Carbs? Certain people are more prone to carb addiction due to various mental and physical health factors. If you know or suspect that … Continue reading Causes of Carb Addiction

Are You Crazy for Carbs?

While it is all well and nice to know how carbs are affecting us, it is another thing to try and stop eating them—especially in a culture where carbs are everywhere. In many cases it is next to impossible to find a meal at a restaurant that does not include carbs. The Canadian Food Guide … Continue reading Are You Crazy for Carbs?

Chicken Spaghetti Sauce and Squash

Ingredients: 3 medium onions, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 16 oz can of mushrooms 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 19 oz can of diced tomatoes 1 680 ml can of roasted onion and garlic organic spaghetti sauce (by Eden) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons of real bacon bits 1/2 teaspoon paprika … Continue reading Chicken Spaghetti Sauce and Squash

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

It's that time of the year to turn to hearty, comforting food like pumpkin, squash and baked apples. This smoothie is a tasty, sugar-free treat packed with all the vitamins and minerals you need to keep you energized and healthy this fall. Ingredients: 2 bananas 1 cup roasted or canned pumpkin 1/2 tsp vanilla 3/4 … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Smoothie