Delicious Quick & Easy Garlic Balsamic Beets with Fresh Herbs

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

  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!

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

  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. …

Plantar Fibromatosis/Ledderhose/Dupuytren’s – Effective Natural Treatments

For the past couple of months I have been obsessing over what I can do, without serious medical intervention, to help my progressive, already somewhat disabling condition. If you haven’t already perused my previous post (written shortly after I had an exacerbation of the disease, from barely there and pain free, to ouch) on Dupuytren’s Disease and Plantar Fibromatosis (Ledderhose) …

How to Make Golden Paste with Turmeric for Healing

You can purchase supplements made with turmeric and other ingredients for big bucks, or you can make your own and some some money! Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that studies have shown to be effective for disease prevention. This recipe makes enough golden paste to use in cooking, in drinks and smoothies, as …

Plant-Based Food Delivery from Savor Mindful Eating

Oakville has a new, plant-based food delivery service that I am excited to share with you. Perhaps you just don’t have the time, inclination or skills to prepare healthy food. Maybe your family does not share your enthusiasm for vegan cuisine. Savor provides a wonderful service to people who wish to begin or stay on track with a healthy, plant-based …

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health with Orthomolecular Treatment

I recently attended a continuing education program held at McMaster University and sponsored by The Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Dr. John Gannage, MD, who runs an integrative health clinic in the Toronto area, was the presenter. He stressed the urgent need for nutritional interventions as a first line strategy in dealing with these cases. This program is designed for …

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

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!

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 …