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…

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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…

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“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…

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No-Bake Energy Bars

This was the challenge: I had a hankering for something sweet (I know, no surprise), and I was determined to make something using ONLY products I had on hand. The pressure was on as it was at the end of a long weekend and most of the places I shop were closed (including the boutique). I…

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Super Quick Hemp & Smoked Paprika Topping

For a significant portion of the year, I can be found in gymnasiums across North America cheering on my boys as they play basketball and other sports. I simply love this. The only down-side is keeping well nourished on the road. Scheduling can make it tricky, and I really don’t like most “fast food” options,…

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Super Food Soup with Broccoli, Avocado & Hemp

This week’s creation makes use of avocado to lend a lovely creamy quality to the soup, while adding much-needed healthy fats. With the added benefit of broccoli and its indole-3-carbinol, plant-based omega 3 fatty acids from hemp hearts, the anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of coconut oil (not to mention the medium chain triglycerides), this is…

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Red Lentil, Eggplant, Corn and Spinach Soup

The original recipe comes from Clean Eating magazine. I couldn’t help myself though; it didn’t have onions and that just isn’t right in our house! How can you have a vegetable soup without onions? Of course, my meddling didn’t stop there; I had to switch up a few other things: add coconut oil, blend it instead of leaving…

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Blueberry Lemon Gummies

These are fun and sure to be a hit for the young, and young at heart! In our spirit of having more “play”, what could be more fun than delicious gummy treats? Even better, these contain pure protein which is readily assimilated, and they don’t have nasty stuff like high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavours and…

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Cinnamon Cacao Pumpkin Seeds

I love experimenting in the kitchen, coming up with easy (MUST be easy) and nutritious recipes that hopefully taste good (my team of critics can be harsh)! I’m often searching for healthy snacks to add to lunches for myself and family. Most “prepared” snacks are just loaded with sugar, salt and fat (the ultimate nasty…

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