Warm Cinnamon Honey Almond Milk

In the spirit of “warming” spices, what could be better than cinnamon? Much, much more than just a delicious scent and something to sprinkle on toast, the health benefits of cinnamon are impressive. A variety of studies are showing promise in the following areas: regulates blood sugar levels reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol anti-microbial anti-inflammatory –…

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Spirulina Melts

Chocolate is routinely lumped into the category of “indulgent treat” when, in reality, the right type of chocolate should be considered a nutrient-dense superfood. The tricky part lies in figuring out what the right type of chocolate is. Chocolate made from raw cacao is perhaps the richest food source of not only antioxidants, but the mineral…

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Protein Packed Spirulina Crunch

If you’re looking for a fun, tasty protein boost to your salads, soups or snacks, you may wish to give this recipe a try.   This will also lend some nice texture and “crunch” to your food – giving it some nice variety. While easy to make, it does take a little time if you…

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Hemp Seed Butter with Apple Slices

Hemp Seed Butter Continuing with our hemp-based theme, I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe with you. I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but full honours go to the talented Judita Wignall. If you’re looking to add more plant-based recipes to your routine, and curious about raw cuisine, I highly recommend her books.…

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Super Easy Granola

Inspired by the remarkable Kris Carr, I tried out her recipe for granola. I made a few adjustments to the recipe, and am really happy with the results. Tasty, crispy, nutritious and super quick to make! It has quickly become a family favourite! Super Easy Granola 2 cups extra thick rolled oats (I used Bob’s…

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Raw, Nut-free Golden Goji Bites

  Raw, nut-free Golden Goji Bites I know how challenging it can be to send healthy snacks off to school that are nut-free. Given the alarming rate of serious nut allergies, this is not something to be taken lightly. Happy with the overall result of the Golden Goji Bites last week, I decided to experiment…

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Golden Goji Bites

  These were so easy and delicious! I’m a snacker. If I don’t have healthy snacks lurking in every corner of my home, I’m in trouble. I will reach for the worst possible thing if healthy options are not “good to go”. If you’re ever missing a box of crackers, it was probably me that…

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Pickles!

As some of you may know, I love the idea of fermented food, but am a little troubled about the whole DIY movement when it comes to fermented food. Where is the line, if there is one, between something being fermented  vs simply being rotten? I was able to tame my squeamish self and give…

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Raw Chocolate MacComroons

Playing in the kitchen again…inspired by a recipe by Whole Natural Life…switched it up a wee bit…turned out pretty yummy! Just had to call them MacComroons in honour of Robb (my apologies for the weak pun, Lauren!). We enjoyed these at last Friday’s classes. 1/2 cup coconut oil warmed to liquid 1/2 cup Giddy Yoyo raw cacao…

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Raw cacao hemp coconut macaroons

Did you know that magnesium deficiency is one of the most common mineral deficiencies to have? Did you know that magnesium plays a very important role in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth? It’s also important for proper muscle function, and can help facilitate sleep. Magnesium has also been shown to be helpful…

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