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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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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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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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Quatro Green-o Kick Start

This afternoon I was interviewed by Catherine Thompson from 97.7 The Beach about nutrition tips to keep us healthy throughout the winter. In preparing for my interview with Catherine I realized that her timing was perfect. It turns out that I needed a healthy serving of my own advice. Stat! Immunity? Energy? LOL!!! Somewhere in mid-to-late December I […]

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Boost Your Sex Drive! Recipe & tips for a healthy libido

“All I want for Christmas is my sex drive back.” A decreased sex drive is a common concern among people with high stress lifestyles. Many of us work long hours and deal with significant psychological stress on an ongoing basis. It’s only a matter of time before your desire can start to dwindle. Fear not! There […]

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What price are you willing to pay for a convenient and “healthy” snack?

What price are you willing to pay for a convenient and “healthy” snack? $2? $3? $5? $500,000? Most of us are paying the highest price possible for convenient and “healthy” snacks, but we just don’t know it yet. A processed snack food may cost just $2 today. Eat these types of foods regularly for a […]

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A great drink for a chilly fall day: Hot Cacao

Need more energy, focus, and a mood lift? How about some Hot Cacao? That’s not a typo. Cacao is the name often used for raw chocolate…more on this shortly. First let’s talk briefly about coffee. It can be a healthy drink when enjoyed in moderation and made from fresh roasted organic fair-trade coffee beans. There […]

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Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

You asked for it! The challenge: a healthy pumpkin pie made with only nourishing, whole food ingredients. The good news: it worked. I like a challenge but must be honest: at first I thought it couldn’t be done. I also thought, for a split second, why mess with pumpkin pie? Then I remembered the ingredients […]

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