Posted in November 2012

Maca & Quinoa Chocolate Cupcakes

Maca & Quinoa Chocolate Cupcakes

Studies say a daily dose of chocolate can be healthy for you so when I stumbled on this healthy chocolate recipe from Peggy Kotsopoulos, beVibrant – I just had to make them. Who would have known you could put quinoa in cupcakes? Combine that with the health benefits of Maca and you have one nutritious … Continue reading

Natural Cosmetics

Natural Cosmetics

Men proudly sprout their moustaches to raise funds and create awareness for men’s health but how about the ladies? November is also National Skin Month, so for the women who need a little distraction from their man’s growing moustache learn about what is lurking in your beauty products. Personal care products are filled with chemicals, … Continue reading

Go-to Miso Gravy

Go-to Miso Gravy

On occasion if in the area, my husband and I like to grab a bite at The Naam restaurant in Vancouver. I tend to always order one of their Dragon Bowls – steamed veggies over organic brown rice with miso gravy, tofu, sprouts, grated carrots and raw beets. Since we live a fare distance away, … Continue reading

“Movember” Health

“Movember” Health

During the entire month of November men around the world, my husband included, proudly grow out their moustaches in support of “Movember.” Although it may not look attractive it helps to raise funds and create awareness for a good cause – prostate health. Around the age of 40 the prostate naturally tends to increase in … Continue reading

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Pancakes

I did not have to be at work til 11am so I decided to take the time to make pancakes for breakfast. Traditional pancakes are made with butter and sugar but to make them a bit healthier I made them without butter or sugar and used Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter because I spread that on … Continue reading

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I wanted to use ornamental kale in my bouquet when I got married this past summer. I searched high and low in Vancouver, unfortunately they were not in season just yet. That is how much I love this leafy green veggie! Not only is it nutritious and healthy for you, it can make a beautiful … Continue reading

Mint, Cacao & Maca Smoothie

Mint, Cacao & Maca Smoothie

I passed by Starbucks the other day and had a strong craving for a rich chocolate flavor with a burst of peppermint – yes, the Peppermint Mocha is back to entice me. Instead of succumbing to the red Starbucks cups I headed to my local grocer for a bag of fresh mint to make my … Continue reading

Warm Up to Matcha

Warm Up to Matcha

Instead of starting your day with a cup of coffee why not indulge in a warm cup of Matcha? Matcha has the same energy boost effect as coffee but also provides a plethora of health benefits. One glass of Matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of Green Tea in terms of its nutritional value … Continue reading

Cacao Nib & Chia Energy Balls

Cacao Nib & Chia Energy Balls

These little snacks are an easy, quick and healthy alternative to curb hunger, satisfy any sweet tooth and get a boost of energy. With a healthy dose of antioxidants, minerals, protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids in every bite, what’s not to love? I made these little treats for my clients one day and I received huge … Continue reading

Natural Cold and Flu Fighters

Natural Cold and Flu Fighters

It is the time of year where the weather cools, the days get shorter, winter settles in and the holidays are just around the corner. For many it marks the beginning of endless symptoms of head and nasal congestion, sore throats, coughing, headaches, sneezing and watery eyes – ah, yes the common cold. Contrary to … Continue reading