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Back to School Allergen-Friendly Snacks Roundup

It’s that time of year again. Being the nerd that I was, I always loved going back to school in September. New pens and highlighters, unsullied multi-coloured binders, agendas, pencil cases, stacks of crisp lined paper – these were the things that made my heart sing. I’m no longer a student (now I’m a teacher!), […]

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How to Control Your Stomach with Your Mind

Inside our digestive tract lies the enteric nervous system, a complex web of neurons that links the gut to the spinal cord and brain. Nicknamed the ‘gut-brain axis’, this connection often guides the instincts we experience deep within the belly. It also means that what’s going on in our stomachs can impact our brain function, […]

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty

Every year, as I’m relishing the abundance of plump summertime berries, I consider buying extras to freeze them. And, like the hare, I don’t stock up for winter. Learn from my little fable and prepare yourself by freezing summer’s bounty, so you can have fresh berries on hand throughout the colder months. Step 1: Buy […]

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Four Ways to Use Tahini (that don’t involve hummus)

You’ve got a jar of tahini lurking in your fridge, and it only makes an appearance when you make hummus. Am I right? Tahini, made from sesame seeds, is an abundant source of calcium, along with other important bone-building minerals like magnesium and zinc. It’s also great for lowering cholesterol. Now that we know how […]

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Working with Dairy-Free Cheese

If you need extra help navigating dairy-free living, check out my one-to-one services, which include customized meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. It wasn’t easy to drop dairy from my life, but the benefits of cutting it out far outweighed the joy I experienced from eating ice cream or yogurt. I will, however, be the […]

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How to Supercharge Your Smoothie with Everyday Foods

Superfoods are fun to play with, and I’ve used many of my favourites like cacao powder, cacao nibs, maca, lucuma, Dandy blend, chlorella and more on this blog. I view fancy superfoods as beneficial trimmings, but they’re not absolutely essential to a healthy diet. We don’t need to hike up a mountain to find incredibly […]

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How to Stay Healthy This Summer

At long last, summer is here! For those of you who live in colder climates that were hammered by freezing temperatures and endless snowfalls, I’m sure this time of year is a welcome delight. With sunshine and warm weather comes the inevitable barbecues, frozen treats and lingering nights on the patio that lure us away […]

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Enter to Win $100 in Free Organic Groceries

Note: This giveaway is open to residents in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. I’m a SPUD ambassador. And no, I’m not talking about potatoes. SPUD is an organic, online grocery delivery service, with a special mission to support local growers, encourage sustainability, and give back to charitable organizations. And they […]

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Getting a Handle on Emotional or Mindless Eating

It happens to the best of us: you open a bag of cookies intending to eat ‘just one’, and suddenly you find yourself holding an empty bag, with no real recollection of scarfing the whole thing. Or maybe after a tough day at work, you come home and bury your troubles in a deep dish […]

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How to Stick to a Gluten-Free Diet

Eating plans are easier to follow when we’re first starting out, because we’re motivated and excited to make changes. It’s like being in the honeymoon stage of a new relationship, where everything is warm and fuzzy and special. Then you catch a whiff of freshly baked bread or have to choose a boring salad at […]

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