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A health update on healing from Crohn’s Disease

This post is an update on how I’ve been feeling since the raw food challenge and eliminating my medication. It’s lengthy, and personal, so I won’t be offended if you don’t read it. Feel free to check out some brownies or cake instead! It’s been six months since I began the Raw Food Healing Challenge […]

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Vegan Caesar Dressing

Okay, I know it’s hard to actually see the dressing in this picture. But it’s there and it’s delicious. In all honesty, I haven’t eaten a real Caesar salad in a long time so I don’t fully remember what it tastes like. And that makes it harder to judge how close this vegan version comes […]

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The End of the Raw Food Healing Challenge

I am responsible for the creation of my health. I, therefore, participated at some level in the creation of this illness. Well, I made it. Last week I completed one full month of eating (mostly) raw in the 28-Day Raw Food Healing Challenge. It’s certainly been an interesting time – full of challenges and setbacks, […]

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Six ways to eat raw without going broke

Is it possible to eat healthfully without breaking the bank? This is a difficult question, and one that I’ve been preoccupied with since I began studying at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. I’m the one who’s putting her hand up in class to ask, “But what do you do if you can’t afford that?” Flax […]

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Do you like piňa-vocados?

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 […]

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How to eat raw and still have friends

Chances are if you’ve ever been on a diet, have an allergy or choose an alternative food lifestyle, you already know social situations that revolve around food can get a little awkward. I often feel apologetic, and a little embarrassed, about my food habits. Sometimes I think I’m going to get pelted with chicken wings […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

Since I began the raw food healing challenge, I’ve been burning through lemons like never before. Each morning, I begin my day with a glass of lemon water to stimulate digestion and kickstart liver detoxification. And I’ve been using it in plenty of sauces, dressings and snacks. Lemons are very high in Vitamin C, but […]

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Five ways to save time in a raw food kitchen

I spent months deliberating when would be the ‘right time’ to begin eliminating my medication. I was fearful that a major health change might negatively impact my studies, and wondered if the risk of relapse was too high. Was it better to wait until I finished school? In the end, I decided that waiting another […]

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

You’d have a hard time finding a nutritionist who doesn’t love avocados. And with good reason. Avocados are a true superfood, packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folate, potassium, magnesium, fibre, carotenoids, antioxidants, the list goes on and on. Many folks are afraid of the fat in avocados, but […]

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Five fabulous sites for raw food recipes

I am eternally grateful to the internet, as it has allowed me to discover new recipes and share my own experiments online. Without other food bloggers, my dietary transitions over the years would have been far more difficult. Now that I am following a raw food diet, it’s wonderful to hear about other people’s experiences […]

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