3 Important Nutrition Lessons I Wish I Knew Years Ago

Over the past 5 years since I started my journey into holistic nutrition, I’ve incorporated well over 100 changes into my diet and lifestyle. Here are 3 key dietary changes that I feel really made a big difference to my health and well-being: 1. Eat lots and lots of plant foods, especially dark leafy greens. […]

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Zoe’s Pink Lemonade

A few weekends ago I had some friends visiting me in Collingwood. This blog post was inspired by my friends’ young daughter Zoe.  During dinner she shyly asked me how to make lemonade. I asked her “Do you know the first ingredient?”  She of course said “Lemons!” I asked her for the next ingredient, but […]

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Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

Most people crave comfort foods from time to time. What exactly is comfort food? According to the Oxford Dictionary: “Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically having a high sugar or carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking” Sadly, most comfort foods are not healthy. It is interesting how we […]

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Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Hello, Sunshine! It finally feels safe to move that down parka into storage and dust off my sandals. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and new life is budding, blossoming and greening up all around us. This winter was no joke. Since some time in late 2013 I’ve found it really difficult to be creative in the kitchen. I’ve […]

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Mindful Eating: Some Thoughts to Chew On

I recall in nutrition school the day we learned that digestion of food starts in the mouth with chewing. Besides the mechanical breakdown of food, chewing is important for several reasons including: mixing food with saliva containing enzymes that help to break down starches into smaller sugars. giving the rest of your digestive tract a […]

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Eggs come in all different shapes, sizes, and colours.

Unscrambling Eggs

My Egg Story. For most of my life I had a weak stomach. I could be driving, at a movie, out for dinner, or on a date and suddenly for no apparent reason my intestines were in knots and I had to find a bathroom urgently. I just accepted this as a normal part of […]

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Baby Brain: fish and pregnancy

Suddenly I’m surrounded by babies. I have the privilege of holding incredibly tiny, beautiful, brand new little humans almost on the daily – in my practice and my personal life. Being surrounded by all this fabulous fertility and new life is kind of amazing! Today’s post is inspired by all the incredibly brave and caring […]

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Cool Cauliflower

Kale was all the rage the past few years, but apparently cauliflower is the “in” vegetable for 2014. They happen to come from the same family of vegetables, the cruciferous family (also called the brassica family). Other members include mustard greens, cabbage, brussels sprouts, bok choy, rapini, and broccoli. If you ask me, all cruciferous […]

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Keep Calm and Eat Cacao

Happy belated Valentine’s Day from The Naturopathic Kitchen! If you’ve ever attended one of our cooking classes, you’ll know we’re head-over-heels-madly-in-love with chocolate… Or more specifically with Cacao… the pure, raw form of this incredible superfood. Here are 6 reasons why we can’t get enough: 1. Magnesium Cacao contains a healthy serving of magnesium, a […]

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Nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a snowy day.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Feeling cold this winter? Roasted Butternut Squash Soup will warm you up. During this cold winter weather there is nothing like a bowl of homemade soup to warm up. Homemade soup is very nourishing, plays a role in maintaining good health, and helps in recovering from illnesses such as a cold or flu. Make soup […]

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