Gogi, Camu and Carrot Smoothie

I love experimenting with various juices and smoothies. There are so many great blogs and websites that serve as inspiration for me. I was recently on the Navitas site and came across a great smoothie recipe that combined carrots, oranges and a superfood called camu camu powder. Camu camu is one of the richest sources of vitamin…

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Easy Slow Cooker Curry

I don’t know about you, but these last few weeks have left me craving warm soups and curries. I had great intentions today to try out some new recipes; however, once I came home I had curry on my mind. Standing in front of my pantry and assessing what I had on hand, I then…

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Brain Bites

At the risk of sounding self serving, the idea of cognitive decline absolutely terrifies me. I had a brilliant academic grandmother who was a trail blazer in the world of education, however I never knew her that way. By the time I came along she was unfortunately spiraling downward. I loved hearing stories about her…

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Superfood Granola

This superfood granola is chock-full of brain-boosting nutrients. As much as we live in a fat-phobic society, our brain very much needs healthy fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. With a goal of incorporating brain-frinedly ingredients, I included chia, hemp seeds, walnuts and avocado oil. Additional nutrients and benefits are provided by oatmeal, millet (protein), pumpkin…

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Clementine Coconut Smoothie

My smoothie consumption tends to lessen a wee bit over the colder winter months. I gravitate to more warming foods such as soups, curries and slow-cooked concoctions. Having said that, I still incorporate smoothies into my diet because you really can’t beat the convenience and ability to cram a huge amount of nutrient-dense goodness into…

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Avocado Massaged Kale Salad

I had the pleasure recently of having lunch at Barrie’s Boon Burger. It’s a nice, friendly vegan burger restaurant. I really enjoyed their kale salad, and, as I often do, went home to experiment. Local, large leaf kale, while super nutritious, can sometimes be tough to chew and rather sharp in flavour. Since this is…

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Best Trail Mix Ever!

Oh I really love this trail mix – in fact, I’m eating it right now…so good! I typically make my own trail mix by simply dumping whatever I have on hand in a Mason jar – quick and easy. I recently purchased the cookbook Yum Universe by Heather Crosby (thanks Janie), and thought I would try her…

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Holy Basil Blueberry Gummies

While certainly not new, there’s two new darlings in the nutrition world. Holy Basil (Tulsi) tea is considered the “Queen of Herbs” and the “elixir of life” for its many health benefits, most notably its ability to help the body tolerate stress; and gelatin (not the kind in little boxes in crazy colours) is being…

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Coconut Gogi Bars

Oh how I love chewy coconut bars….such a satisfying treat that’s not too sweet. These bars are quick to make and store well in the fridge or freezer. Just a few simple ingredients which are nourishing and tasty. I have always loved fat. I briefly dipped my toe into the “no fat” lifestyle and quickly…

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Sweet, Sweet Caramel Sauce!

Oh how I love caramel apples! This time of year in particular, I just love the combination of a crisp tart apple and the salty sweet goodness of caramel. I found a recipe on my guilty pleasure site Thug Kitchen, which got me thinking about the match-made-in-Heaven combination of apple and caramel. Their recipe for caramel…

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