There was never beef jerky in my house when I was growing up. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever tasted beef jerky. So why was I so curious to try this recipe? It’s amazing how a food dehydrator can kindle the experimental spirit. My version looks nothing like the original. In fact, it’s definitely [...]
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A few months ago, I read an interesting book by John Robbins called Healthy at 100 about how to increase your lifespan. Robbins, the son of Baskin-Robbins co-founder Irv Robbins, eschewed the family ice cream business to pursue a life of healthy living that was more aligned with his personal values. One section of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When I returned home from the hospital last week, I was seriously bummed out. Sad. Disheartened. Frustrated. Angry. And to top it all off, I had to miss out on a girls weekend of shopping in Seattle (boo!). I wondered, was the raw food healing challenge over for me? Should I throw in the towel [...]
Last month, as part of my schoolwork at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, I took a course in raw food preparation at Organic Lives, which inducted me into the world of raw ‘cooking’. Then, a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to participate in a class at the RAW Foundation that was hosted by [...]
(Psst – Love desserts? Me too! That’s why I wrote an e-book about how to make them healthy. Take a peek here. Or maybe you’d like to learn how to eat healthy on a budget – check out my tips right over here. PDF versions are available here.) Did you ever wrap a fruit rollup [...]
Today begins a new series of posts on The Copycat Cook about raw food and healing. For the next month, I’ll be exploring raw food recipes and sharing them with you. Why raw? Why now? Read on to find out! How I got here More than 12 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease [...]
Years ago, I would have been repulsed by the notion of raw bread. Now I’m all over it. This was my first foray into raw bread and it was a great initial attempt. The slices were soft, dense and thick, totally unlike spongy, yeasted breads. I might even spread the batter thinner next time, as [...]
Over the last two days, my classmates and I learned about preparing food at Organic Lives, an organic restaurant here in Vancouver. We gorged on superfoods like avocado and coconut, observed the subtle power of spices, discovered new ingredients and got a little messy. I don’t know a lot about creating raw food, and I [...]
I’m a freelance writer, holistic nutritionist and food blogger. Healing myself naturally from Crohn's disease by embracing my food intolerances, eating real food and playing in the kitchen.
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