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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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