When I was growing up, my Grandpa brought us Baskin Robbins every single Wednesday night. We were never allowed to actually eat it when he arrived. This wasn’t parental torture – it was too late in the evening to eat ice cream, so we enjoyed it on Thursday nights for dessert. I always chose the [...]
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In the last year, I’ve made a variety of nut and seed milks. But for some reason, I found coconut milk intimidating. I worried I couldn’t create a version that tasted as delicious as one that came from a carton or a can. You know what? Making coconut milk uses exactly the same process as [...]
A short while ago, I attended a strange yoga class. Limbs were flying. Breath was quick and heated. The music was spunky. I could certainly see why other people were enjoying themselves, but it wasn’t the gentle, soothing flow I needed and it made me grumpy. To top it all off, when the class was [...]
I hate to sound like a broken record, but salads are not my favourite thing. If you twist my arm I’ll admit they’re growing on me, though they still remain a few rungs above extreme distaste in my hierarchy. So when I discovered last year that green smoothies were to become my staple breakfast during [...]
Everyone wants to peek inside a nutritionist’s kitchen, right? Don’t deny it. We have an innate curiosity about how the healthy folks live and want to know their secrets so we can copy them. I spent the last three months working for a gal who cured herself of Crohn’s disease, and I was as eager [...]
Each morning, I faithfully drink a green smoothie. It’s not a chore to me like it was when I began the raw food challenge. I truly enjoy greens in my smoothies – it’s reassuring for me to start off my day with a nutrient-packed punch. Still, every so often I treat myself to something different [...]
There are two forms of iron out there: heme iron from animal products and non-heme iron found in vegetables. The heme form is absorbed more easily – but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get enough iron from vegetable sources. Iron deficiency is definitely a risk for vegans and vegetarians if they don’t eat properly. [...]
I was not a fan of cherries until I sampled some a few years ago at the farmers market and they rocked my world. Now I would eat them every day in the summertime, except they’re expensive for a daily treat. Then last week I was thrilled to find a screaming deal on cherries at [...]
It’s almost July and we’re still waiting for summer here in Vancouver, BC. Consequently, I’m channeling the tropics in my kitchen with this lovely piňa-vocado smoothie. Perhaps if I blend it, summer will come…? This drink has got a lot going for it – with healthy fats from the avocado, potassium from the banana, abundant [...]
If you can’t bake it, blend it. I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of smoothies, since they’re easy for me to digest right now. When Jen sent me this new recipe to try, I had a hunch that I’d love it. And I did. Jen knows what she’s doing. This smoothie is one hundred different [...]
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