Kind Living Recipes

This recipe is courtesy of Doug for generously gifting us with a bounty of apples, and Janet and Ruth Ann for their helpful suggestions of how they make applesauce. This recipe is ridiculously easy, needing only two ingredients and a slow cooker (or instant pot). We...

The other day, I was craving something sweet, but not too sweet, with a little satisfying crunch. I appreciate snacks like granola, but most commercial products come with heaps of sugar and are quite expensive per serving. I like to make my own mixtures because...

Robb has been enjoying the book Born To Run, and there are frequent references to the power seed Chia! I have been a long time fan of chia and frequently add it to smoothies, use it to make "vegan eggs", and make chia pudding. I haven't,...

I don't know where to start with this one. Poor Kelsey! She is a dedicated champ in my books. I had this idea to make hummus with chickpeas and spinach. Not only did Kelsey run out and pick up some supplies for me, she willingly...

We enjoyed these healthy treats at our most recent workshop. They're super quick to make and can really satisfy your sweet tooth (or, in my case, teeth!). You can easily adapt this recipe to be dairy, nut, gluten and sugar free. We made two versions for...

For you ice cream lovers out there, you won't believe how easy and delicious this is! It only has 3 ingredients and it's dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, caffeine-free, AND it doesn't have those nasty stabilizers and foaming agents found in most commercial frozen treats. After recently indulging...

There are many things to love about summer, and close to the top of the list for me are juicy beefsteak tomatoes and fragrant basil - heavenly! This salad is a breeze to make and quite pretty - it's great for entertaining. The richness of avocado...

You may already be familiar with the exceptional health benefits of turmeric, especially its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, if you're anything like me, and have used fresh turmeric root, you've ended up with incredibly yellowed fingernails. That stuff stains! Isn't nature so interesting? Natural...

I have people to thank for this recipe. First, I was inspired by a recipe Tara O'Brady posted in last Saturday's Globe and Mail. I loved the idea of roasted sweet potato, kale and feta. I wanted to make it less of a salad and...

So, it started with organic strawberries. I get excited when I happen upon organic strawberries. Berries tend to be heavily sprayed with chemicals and can have a heavy pesticide residue. My excitement dipped a bit when I got home, however. Upon closer inspection, the berries...

A popular item we carry in the boutique is liquid chlorophyll. Typically derived from alfalfa, chlorophyll added to water is an "easy upgrade". Chlorophyll is very similar in composition to our own haemogloblin, which is why it's often considered a blood builder. It's also rich...

As we have been discussing in the last several newsletters, I have been swapping out cashews in various vegan recipes and using sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead. I am doing this for ethical, environmental, economic and allergy reasons. We have enjoyed the recipes immensely, and...

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