Iron Boosting Fresh Fall Juice (with Beets)

Oh man, this juice is so good. One of my favourite local companies Pulp & Press Juice Co. makes a beautiful liver rinse juice with beets, which sparked my love affair with beet juice. Beets are inexpensive, readily available during the fall and winter, and highly nutritious, and beet juice is fresh, earthy, and so […]

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Back to School Cocoa Granola with Buckwheat and Cocoa Nibs – v, gf

Friends, I’m going back to school! Part-time, anyways. I’ve finally decided that now is the time, and I’ve enrolled at CSNN London to obtain my Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation. I’ve wanted to do this for years and I didn’t want to waste any more time – so now I’ll be working full-time and taking classes on […]

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For the End of Summer: 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Friends, I am going through a bit of dry spell for blog creativity. I have no shortage of recipes to try, but I haven’t found anything of late that just really says “I’m a success and I need to be shared with the world.” I made some cantaloupe limeade the other day (basically you juice […]

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Mango Salad with Cilantro, Cashews, and Tempeh – v, gf

I was in beautiful Kingston, Ontario a few weeks ago, and had dinner at a Thai Cambodian restaurant where I was reminded of the simple, tangy joy of mango salad – fresh mango, sweet and sour dressing, zippy red onion, toasted cashews, cilantro, and red pepper. Mango salad is light, refreshing, naturally vegan and gluten-free, and so, […]

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Summer Strawberry Sherbet with Lemon Zest – v, gf

Strawberry season is upon us! The Farmer’s Market has row upon row of beautiful red strawberries, and given that we’re in a stretch of hot weather, a frozen dessert seemed really very advisable. I had some awesome sherbet last week from the ice cream shop in my neighbourhood, and inspired by that, I decided strawberry […]

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Power Protein Salad with Quinoa, Mango, Cashews, and Chickpeas

power protein salad

A few weeks ago I enjoyed supper at The Root Cellar, a wonderful gem of a cafe and eatery in London, Ontario. They have such a wealth of delicious, inventive food options that include locally-sourced foods with a focus on sustainable and seasonal options. I ordered the Power Protein Salad and then knew I had to […]

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Easy No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars with Chocolate and Coconut – v, gf

I love a good vegan protein bar. Convenient, tasty, and portable, they can sometimes be the perfect answer to “me so hungry.” But, it’s easy to start relying on them to fill in the gaps, well, just about everywhere. After the gym, as an afternoon snack, in place of supper, and so on. It’s an expensive […]

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Fudgy Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie Cookies – v, gf

These cookies are deep, dark, fruity, and delicious. Not exactly a health food, I’ll grant you, but read the recipe before you judge too harshly. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. And I figure, it’s April, there is a sniff of spring in the air, and before the rhubarb pokes its nose out of the warm earth and the […]

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The Glow and Revive Green Juice

glow and revive green juice

These days, everybody and their brother has a recipe for green juice. I know. So why am I offering one more to the mix? Well, because green juice is Just. That. Good. That’s why. Bodies work differently and thrive on different things, but for most people, juicing is a wonderful means of boosting nutrition and consuming […]

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Love Your Heart: Easy No-Bake Energy Bites with Chia, Dark Chocolate, and Coconut Oil – v, gf

Ah, the delicious and nutritious “energy bite”: a bunch of nuts, grains, healthy fats, and super foods smushed up together and rolled into a ball for snackable ease and delight. Throw in some dark chocolate chips (I always do) and you have yourself something magical. Energy bites are very hot these days. Google “energy bites” (or “energy […]

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