Kind Living Recipes

  I've always been a bit of a grazer. My energy levels are more consistent when I eat frequently. Some may say I can get a bit "hangry" if left too long without food! As such, a coping strategy (for all) is that we keep (usually)...

Some may say our dogs are spoiled. I don't know. I mean, isn't it normal for just about every life decision you make to start with how it impacts the dogs? When you're invited out for dinner, isn't your response, "Let me check with my...

Quinoa is one of those things that I frequently forget about, only to rediscover and wonder why I hadn't been including it more frequently. It's so versatile and nutrient-dense, and it makes a terrific base for bowls and salads. Some factors to consider about quinoa,...

A frequently overlooked, if not maligned, category of food at the grocery store is frozen fruit and vegetables. They are often considered second rate when compared to their "fresh" siblings. In reality, however, they are often both more cost-effective and nutrient-dense. They are typically picked...

This recipe is thanks to my friend Judy. Judy and her husband follow a plant-based, whole-food, low-fat diet, and she shared these yummy muffins with us following a (physically-distanced) hike. They're super satisfying, easy to make and have NO wheat, dairy, eggs or oil!  I restrained...

  It gives me such reassurance knowing that I have healthy, nutritious food at the ready. When I'm running short on time, have late days/evenings at the studio or simply have no idea what to make for dinner, I absolutely love knowing that I have something...

April is a funny month. We can be graced with warm, sunny days filled with the promise of summer, and just when we feel it's safe to store away our winter coats, bam - we get hit with snow! To me, rainy days in April feel...

Happy days - it's barbecue season! As with many recipes I post/create, it's often a combination of craving meets what I have on hand. On our way back from filming some classes, I had the inspiration to create a black bean burger. I knew we had...

A recent article in the Globe and Mail featured a warm Greek chicken salad recipe from food writer Ricardo Larrivee. His most recent cookbook is called Sheet Pan Everything and is devoted to yummy recipes that require minimal equipment, which also means minimal clean up - that's...

I had purchased a bag of apples that were a "great deal" only to discover that they were rather bashed up and kind of mealy, sigh. I also had some strawberries that were threatening to turn on me at any moment, so I was anxious...

I have always been rather indiscriminate when it comes to my use of oils with cooking. I rarely measure the glug of oil when I saute vegetables. Since I was primarily using "healthy" fats, I wasn't concerned. While I continue to cook with oils, I...

  Having a healthy breakfast on the ready brings a certain satisfaction for me, much like preparing a slow cooker meal in the morning and knowing that dinner is taken care of...