Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Seven days into the New Year and today I write my first post of 2013. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, I had posted that the start of the New Year is a time for reflection upon the successes of the past 12 months, and naturally leads us to revisit our personal intentions for … Continue reading

Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Homemade Ferrero Rocher

What are one of your favorite holiday treats? My husband loves short bread cookies but I am a Ferrero Rocher kinda girl. The smooth chocolate and hazelnut combination in one of those gold packages can be very addicting. This Christmas I was inspired to make homemade Ferrero Rocher instead of buying a box. It was … Continue reading

Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa Cookies

For those who have been following my posts know I recently made Maca & Quinoa Chocolate Cupcakes from a post by Peggy Kotsopoulos, beVibrant. Since then I have purchased her book, “Must have been something I ate” and have made even more recipes. I learned not only can you add Quinoa in cupcakes they can … Continue reading

The Art of Chewing

The Art of Chewing

After years, and I mean years of education within the nutrition field one of the most important lessons I learned is to “Chew your Food.” Sounds simple enough but it is an art and must be mindfully practiced – I am still working on it. In today’s world we eat while multitasking – eating at … Continue reading

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

Who could resist a slice of your favorite dessert? Not I. I was currently in Winnipeg bearing the chilly weather and now I am feeling relaxed, recharged and reconnected. There is nothing like indulging in mom’s home cooking and being surrounded by good wine, good friends and good times. Every time I visit home I … Continue reading

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