Creamsicle Chia Pudding

Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of us, however, are crazy busy in the morning. All too often, we rush out of the house without eating…as evidenced by those long line ups at the local coffee shop drive-through. So I’m all in for anything that makes mornings smoother…

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Holy Basil Frozen Treats

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Holy Basil (Tulsi) tea. Not only do I enjoy its fragrant aroma, I’m a big fan of its many health benefits. Holy Basil is often referred to as the “elixir of life”, and for good reason. It helps the body adapt to stress, calms anxiety…

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Chickpea Fritters

So it all started with a lovely bunch of organic parsley I received with my weekly delivery of fresh organic produce (thank you,¬†Organics Live). Fresh herbs and I have a tricky relationship. I buy them with the very best of intentions, and like a crappy boyfriend I often find them neglected and wilted – sometimes…

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Walnut Butter

I know I should eat a lot of walnuts. Trouble is, I’m not such a fan of the taste. I find them a bit bitter. I dutifully add them to salads and trail mix, but I eat them more out of obligation than desire. They are a nutrient powerhouse, however, and their uncanny resemblance to…

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Freezer Smoothies

Oh gosh, I don’t know what things are like at your house in the morning, but it can be a nut house here! While I’m thrilled that all of my boys are home right now, it sure has created kitchen chaos. Making smoothies for 5 or 6 or 7, depending on the day should be…

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Easy Broccoli Pesto

I adore pesto. I don’t, however, enjoy spending $40/pound for pine nuts….only to have them burn while “lightly toasting” them – argh! While traditional pesto is certainly delicious, I welcome alternatives that are a little more economical, without sacrificing taste. Enter broccoli. Broccoli is incredibly versatile in addition to being nutrient-dense. Thanks to a compound…

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Cacao Banana Overnight Oats

I’m into my last season as a basketball mom. In the blink of an eye, a decade of weekends spent in various (smelly) gyms across the province has passed. I have experienced profound joy watching my sons be active and participate in a sport that is still pretty foreign to me. I love the confidence…

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Cacao Bites

You can feel good about enjoying these treats. They’re made with raw cacao, which, among many health benefits, is the richest food source of magnesium on the planet. So, if anyone asks if you’re having a treat, you can simply correct them and let them know you’re simply making sure you’re getting enough magnesium! Then…

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Homemade Hemp Milk

Many of us are switching to nut and seed milks in an effort to avoid dairy. You just have to check out the milk section in your grocery store for evidence – there’s a huge selection of almond, rice, soy, and cashew milks. This is great…mostly….but unfortunately most commercial seed and nut milks contain the…

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

It’s not easy, being green….actually, it’s a whole lot easier for me, when I have a healthy dose of “green” in my diet. While being away on vacation has been fun and restorative on many levels, I found myself with a distinct craving for “green” on my way back home. As we made the trek…

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