Chewy Apricot Bars

My boys in particular are (mostly) generous when I recruit them for taste testing. Several members of Dan’s basketball team got roped into tasting this one. I’m not sure if they were overly polite as they were counting on a drive back to the gym, really hungry or genuinely happy with these bars…maybe a combination of all three.…

“They’ll Never Know It’s Beets” Lemonade

Who doesn’t like pink lemonade? No need to settle for yucky chemical-heavy commercial products, when you can get a quick and nutrient-dense version yourself. Beet powder is a fantastic staple to have on hand. It can greatly boost the nutrient quality while at the same time giving you playful pigment. The natural sweetness of beets…

Fig Walnut Energy Balls

In addition to satisfying my sweet tooth (sigh), I was highly motivated to make use of walnuts. There’s this idea that things in nature that resemble parts of the human body are extremely nourishing to said body part. Walnuts are a perfect example. What does a walnut look like? It’s a pretty creepy replica of the…

Sauteed Asparagus & Beet

We enjoyed this recipe recently and hope you do, too. Asparagus and beets are nutrient-dense and full of flavour. The addition of hemp seeds and cashews increases healthy fats and protein. Asparagus gets a 5-star rating for: fibre folate vitamins A, C, E, K chromium glutathione – important detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens…

Curried Cauliflower Coconut Soup

I have made this a few times over the last few weeks and really enjoy the comforting blend of flavours. Cauliflower  really is in the league of “superfoods” such as kale, and is extremely versatile. I grew up thinking that cauliflower was limited to being boiled, and perhaps fancied up with gooey cheese sauce. No more….cauliflower…

Cheesy White Bean Dip

Okay, in general I’m not a huge fan of canned goods, but they sure can be handy when short on time. I like to make sure though that when I do purchase canned products the cans have a BPA-free lining. Eden Organics carries a large variety of beans, and they are sure to use BPA-free tins.…

Baobab Raspberry Avocado Smoothie

There are not many days when chia and hemp seeds are not a part of my diet. Whether it’s in a smoothie, energy bar, in my water, in a casserole, on veggies….these guys are part of my routine! While I won’t be abandoning my chia and hemp, I do think it’s a good idea to…

Homemade Powder Cleaner

You don’t want to eat this. I grew up with Comet, that nasty, abrasive cleanser which was used to clean kitchens and bathrooms. It’s funny how we associate clean with certain smells. I spoke with the director of operations of a large recreational facility, and he told me that clients complained that the facility didn’t “smell” clean…

Broccoli Walnut Pesto

From the looks of things outside, it’s going to be a while before we have lush, home grown basil ready for making into pesto. Having a craving for something pesto-like, I thought I would experiment with healthy greens that are relatively easy to access this time of year, and fortunately, are not too expensive. May…

“Beetgrass” juice

When I start to feel a little fatigued, sluggish, and for lack of a better word, “dirty”, I find myself wanting to juice. Mostly because of time, I find myself “blending” vs “juicing” most days. Without launching into the whole blending vs. juicing debate (because BOTH are good), I figure my body is telling me…