Easy Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Soup

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EAST CHEESY VEGAN BROCCOLI SOUP With cold weather starting to set in, there is nothing nicer than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up! This soup is packed with nutrients. Broccoli contains carotenoids and other antioxidants plus calcium and Vitamin K which are crucial for the health of our bones. If you want to learn more about the …

Bob’s Red Mill for Quality Healthy Pantry Staples at CHFA East

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At the recent Canadian Health Food Association East trade show, I serendipitously wandered by just as Bob of Bob’s Red Mill was setting up to sign his book on “Breakfasts”. I soon found myself whisked onto a stool beside Bob for a photo op and to receive a copy of the book. I also snagged a sample of gluten-free muesli, …

Water Fasting for Healing – Plantar Fibromatosis (Ledderhose) Dupuytrens

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I feel compelled to issue a warning on this post – it is a long one. For those interested in fasting, who would like to have all the details of an extended water fast, it will be manna from heaven. For those who can’t last longer than a few hours without food, perhaps not your thing, so instead feel free …

Gluten-Free Spaghetti with Oil & Garlic

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It may not be the most nutrient-dense recipe on the planet, but sometimes you just need a quick, comforting, delicious meal and this classic pasta dish checks all those boxes! Consider this a treat and enjoy it to the max! Garlic provides lots of proven beneficial nutrients, including sulfur compounds (allicin), selenium, manganese and B6. It is good for iron …

Quick-Start Guide to an Organized, Simplified, Clutter-Free Life

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Now that the lazy days of summer have passed, and autumn has arrived, it is time to get serious about getting organized, being productive and accomplishing goals that may have been put on the back burner. September always feels like the beginning of the year to me, a time to start fresh, tackle long-neglected projects¬†and take a hard look at …

Delicious Quick & Easy Garlic Balsamic Beets with Fresh Herbs

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Beets have never been one of my favourite foods, especially when cooked and served plain. They are also a real pain to prepare and can make your kitchen look like a crime scene. Beets are packed with nutrition, containing phytonutrients that support detoxification. They are anti-inflammatory plus rich in folate, manganese, potassium copper and fibre. Studies have shown beets to …

Guilt-Free Dark Chocolate Nut and Seed Bark

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  Ingredients: 1/2 c. coconut oil (I used Garden of Life brand, which comes in a glass jar) 3 T. almond butter 1 T. raw honey or maple syrup 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/4 c. plus 2 T. raw cacao powder 1 package (83 g.) Raw Meal Cocoa Dream flavour (Garden of Life) 1/2 c. medium …

Garden of Life Canada – Quality Raw, Vegan, Organic Deliciousness!

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I can hardly wait to dig into all of the goodies that Garden of Life Canada sent me recently. I am very excited to be one of 20 Canadians who have been chosen as Ambassadors for this amazing brand of foods and supplements. I am currently perfecting a delicious, sugar-free, guilt-free chocolate bark using the Raw Meal and Virgin Coconut …

Buckwheat Soba Noodle & Vegetable Bowl with Garlic Chili Lime Sauce

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  When the weather turns hot, something cool and refreshing is appealing – why not try this delicious, light and nutritious dish instead of another boring salad? Soba noodles are made from buckwheat, which is a highly nutritious, gluten-free pseudo grain (a seed) that contains rutin which is wonderful for strengthening your blood vessels and preventing spider and varicose veins. …