Meal Planning

Menu planning, grocery shopping, meal cooking… all, not my thing, but all things I must do. I tried something new starting in January,  planning themed meals. I did some research (on “the Google” as my mom says) on what kind of themed meals other people try, and got some good ideas, but of course, nothing…

Upon further research..

Looking to traditional diets, there’s a common theme among them. In Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD, a comparison is made from diets in India, China, Japan, France, Mexico, and Middle East. Although Dr. Ballentine goes into great detail on each of these diets, for the consideration of your time, I’m…

Review: How Not to Die Cookbook

I’ve been hearing about Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. for a quite a long time now. I downloaded his app “Daily Dozen” (free) several months ago and have only used it on and off, when I think about it. Then I heard about his book, How Not to Die, and honestly, couldn’t quite get past the title….

Blending vs Juicing

I love my blender for making smoothies, but I have always been hesitant about buying a juicer. I’ll give you three reasons: Money waste Food waste I believe blending is healthier Booster Juice is a go-to when I’m out and about. I order a Green Hornet (basically spinach, celery and carrot) and I watch them…

Beet Sunflower Crackers

*The circle yellowish crackers on the plate are Turmeric Lentil, and the hexagon crackers are Multi-grain, both list healthy ingredients. Found at Costco.

Embarking on a New & Exciting Journey

I’m super stoked to share with you a new journey I’m embarking on. In the fall, I’m taking a course to be a Holistic Nutritionist. I’ve been studying whole food/raw vegan eating for personal interests for about eight years now. I learned a wealth of knowledge on the subject already and it continues to be…

A Vegan Salad Dressing Find

I often eat my salads with no dressing at all, I’ve learned to appreciate the taste of fresh veggies and I enjoy it. If I do want to add a little something, typically I drizzle a bit of olive oil. And rarely, I will make my own dressings with flavoured oils and vinegars from Prairie…

Planning around “Fun Food”

One of my favourite family activities is to have a backyard fire. And of course the kids want hotdogs or smokies. And sometimes s’mores. Fortunately, I don’t like marshmallows, so s’mores are easy for me to avoid. I make particular food choices on days when I know I’ll be eating a “fun food” meal. It…

Being “Flexitarian”

Grail Springs Holistic Detox for Body, Mind & Spirit by Madeleine Marentette, was the first book I read about detoxing. I read it about five years ago and to this day it holds spot number one for me for explaining the detox process, and includes fantastic recipes. I once ate a strictly raw vegan diet…