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

Sunflower Butter Cocoa Cups

  This treat is packed with good fats, protein and natural sweetness. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower butter 1/4 cup date paste (see below to make date paste) 1/4 raw cup honey or maple syrup (or to desired sweetness) 1/2 cup organic grass fed butter or ghee butter/clarified butter if you are allergic to casein 1/2 … Continue reading Sunflower Butter Cocoa Cups

Abundant Breakfast Bowl

It requires a minor shift in mindset to imagine eating squash for breakfast, but it is a standard breakfast at our house. I usually bake a squash on Sundays so that it is ready to be re-heated for a quick and easy breakfast during the week. Sweet and grain-based breakfasts became popular in the 1930's … Continue reading Abundant Breakfast Bowl

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.

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.

Canada’s Food Guide and Bone Health – Busting the Dairy Myth

file0001467476286The Canadian Food Guide has come under much scrutiny in recent years for being too high in dairy, red meat and insensitive to cultural differences. Thankfully, the Food Guide has gone through many modifications in the last decade. Many of the Food Guide's limitations, both in the past and today, is largely due to pressure upon politicians by the Wheat, Dairy and Meat industries.

Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

1) Ditch Poverty Mentality - In my last post, I talked about using skillpower instead of willpower to eat well. We may be tempted to want to eat a lot during the holiday season because we fear missing out on such great food that isn’t around every day of the week, but is that really … Continue reading Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter

Despite the positive associations that the media portrays about the holiday season, the holidays can be an incredibly stressful time. Between the shopping, spending and socializing with loved ones, as well with those who rub us the wrong way, the holidays can bring out our worst. While most of us manage not to ‘act out’, … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter

The Sugar Detox: Day One

I felt really good about detoxing today. I was super excited. I gave Rog a list of groceries to kick start my detox yesterday. I basically followed the detox protocol that Sarah Wilson outlines in her book I Quit Sugar. She also developed adrenal issues and was diagnosed with Graves Disease (thyroid) as a result … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day One

The Great- Unsaturated Fat to Improve Your Brain, Your Mood and Your Heart

Hopefully by now you are getting the picture that we need all kinds of fats to be healthy, but zero trans fats since they are in no way healthy or natural. Unsaturated Fats are another kind of fat that we need. This is often the kind of fat your body is craving the most when you are craving other … Continue reading The Great- Unsaturated Fat to Improve Your Brain, Your Mood and Your Heart