Kind Living Recipes

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...

  Several years ago, I purchased a dehydrator to explore raw food. Raw food enthusiasts claim that more nutrients and enzymes are maintained by avoiding heat. While I think it's great to keep as many nutrients as possible, I don't think an exclusively raw diet is...

I've always been a little bit of a mad scientist. I love creating various "potions"...

We have been on a bit of a run with peanut sauce and rice noodles. Do you find yourself on frequent or "repeat loops" when it comes to food? Our love of peanut sauce is thanks to one of our favourite cookbook authors, Dana, from...

A cookie is a cookie. You can make it "healthier", that's for sure; but let's be real: it's still a treat, and that's okay! I do my best to strike a balance between having a healthy diet and enjoying one of life's true pleasures - yummy food...

I have been enjoying the Aging Successfully lecture series that Lakehead University is hosting. Nick Buettner's lecture, Lessons from the Blue Zones, shared the lifestyle and habit commonalities of the world's most active and feisty centenarians. Something that piqued my interest was his revelation that Ikaria,...

It seems everyone is on the bandwagon studying and adopting lifestyle traits from areas of the world that have a high percentage of healthy, vibrant centenarians. Even celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is in on it! Awhile back, I caught a segment he did on the health...

A habit I've found really helpful is to batch cook various items to have on hand. In particular, I really like to have healthy fibre and protein-rich foods such as lentils, quinoa, beans, etc. I recently had cooked lentils and quinoa, plus I had canned chickpeas...

Protein-Packed Buddha Bowl If you don't eat meat, chances are (I'm guessing 100%) you've been questioned by a concerned meat eater, "But what about your protein?" If I had a dollar...

Salted Caramel, No-Bake Breakfast Cookies Dear friends that we enjoy hiking with follow a strict gluten-free, vegan diet (sigh, personally  I just can't give up cheese...