New Store at Sherway Gardens: Indigo Books – Vegan & Vegetarian plus Gluten-Free

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I have always been passionate about books. I remember spending many happy hours in the library as a kid, browsing and picking out a big stack of knowledge to take home and devour. A huge, new Indigo book store has opened up in the recently renovated Sherway Gardens shopping centre in Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. Since bookstores are rapidly becoming extinct, …

The Best Vanilla Coconut Sugar-Free Chia Protein Pudding!

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I have made lots of chia pudding in my time, but this one is special – slightly sweet and uber healthy with a great, thick texture! Chia seeds are a true superfood – loaded with nutrition, including Omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This delicious treat/dessert/breakfast contains protein, absolutely NO sugar of any kind, and is fantastic layered …

Fasting for Healing: Diary of my Four Day Water Fast

Some of you may know that I am struggling with an incurable (according to the medical profession), rare connective tissue disorder in my feet known as Plantar Fibromatosis or Ledderhose Disease. There are connections with frozen shoulder (which I have also had the distinct displeasure of experiencing, not once, but on two separate occasions a few years apart) and hypothyroidism. …