Maca Roons

I have always been a huge fan of macaroons- enjoying their chocolatey, chewy goodness! I was highly motivated to take this yummy treat and infuse it with an extra dose of superfood nutrition. This recipe includes coconut oil, which truly one of the only foods that nutrition experts from all camps (vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Traditional…) can agree upon. In…

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Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea

This time of year in particular, has me reaching for this warming, deeply nourishing tea. I love this blend of spices, citrus, and, of course, raw honey. Turmeric is perhaps the current darling in the spice world. It contains potent, anti-inflammatory properties among other benefits. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Highlights of this powerhouse include: immune…

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Kind Cereal

Looking for a nourishing and quick breakfast which is not a smoothie? I really enjoy this dense, nutritious cereal. The healthy fats and fibre really help to keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours. This particular combination of ingredients is exceptionally heart and brain healthy. We are still recovering collectively from the botched “fat…

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Whipped Body Butter

Have you ever heard that expression about never putting anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat? It’s good advice, as skin is your largest organ. Have you noticed as well, that many pharmaceutical drugs are now available in transdermal patches? That is because of the rapid and efficient absorption into your system. This fact should…

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Peanut Butter Hemp Banana Wraps

I absolutely loved peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches growing up. I loved the crunch of crisp lettuce and nutty, creamy peanut butter. While I haven’t shunned grain products, I think it’s wise to not always reach for bread, crackers and wraps when looking for a snack or meal. Wishing to recreate my childhood favourite snack, and looking…

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

One of my favourite things to enjoy this time of year is homemade soup. There is something so deeply satisfying, nurturing and warming about soup. Another thing I love is to come home to a fragrant aroma and knowing that the bulk of dinner prep is already done. For these reasons I dig out my…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

I’m pretty sure it was the way they were cooked that has led to my life-long aversion to Brussels Sprouts. Those boiled, bitter, mushy cabbage-like things were not a family favourite. A legendary family story featuring one of my brothers further fuelled my reluctance to embrace this most nutritious cruciferous gem. Coming from a large family…

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Knock-off Lara Bars 2.0

I love experimenting with recipes and finding ways to make nutrient-dense foods easy to prepare and delicious. My boys really love these bars, and I thought I would try boosting the protein content with Sun Warrior sprouted brown rice protein powder. One scoop has 16 grams of protein (easily absorbed I might add – compared…

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Protein Crunch 2.0

This is a variation of one of our favourite snacks/toppings at our house. Each time I make it, it’s a bit different – chiefly influenced by what’s on hand and what “moves” me. This is a great healthy protein boost, in addition to healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and fibre. Our favourite way to enjoy this…

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Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

I love the idea of a crock pot. I love the idea of coming home to a fragrant house and a meal ready to eat. I love knowing that there will be minimal clean-up. Here’s what I don’t love: a crock-pot recipe that is fussy, has you sautéing onions at 5:30am, requires additional work 3…

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