Spring vegetable and quinoa stew

Who says that stews are just for winter!! Well, this vegetarian recipe using quinoa and spring vegetables will convince you otherwise. It’s a perfect light, quick and easy midweek meal. Ingredients: 4 shallots, finely sliced 250g baby carrots, halved lengthways 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 leeks, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp white […]

Let’s Get You Excited for Spring!

Spring Tabouli Salad Here’s a simple, yet tasty recipe for Quinoa Asparagus Salad (aka Spring Tabouli) tossed with English peas,  fresh dill, parsley, toasted almonds in a lemony dressing topped with optional avocado, goat or feta cheese. Yummy!! A healthy, flavorful salad that can be made ahead and is perfect for special gatherings or midweek […]

Sweet Potato Rosti

  Ingredients: ● 4 large organic eggs divided ● 1 garlic clove finely minced ● 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper plus extra for garnish ● 3/4 cup diced tomatoes ● 1/2 cup cooked black beans ● 1/4 cup chopped kimchi vegetarian if desired ● 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves chopped ● 1 Tbsp lemon […]

Probiotic Heart Health Recipe

Winter is just the time to build up your healthy gut bacteria. But what does this have to do with heart healthy month? Quite a bit! Controlling blood pressure — Those suffering from hypertension may manage their blood pressure levels by consuming probiotics. ( J Hum Hypertens. 2004 Nov;18(11):795-802. ) Try these delicious smoothies as […]

Vegan Zucchini Pesto

INGREDIENTS 1 avocado ripe 1 clove garlic ½ cup fresh basil leaves 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 mL Water as needed Salt and pepper to taste 2-3 zucchinis spiralized or cut into ¼ inch wide strips DIRECTIONS Sauce: In a food processor, blend avocado, garlic, basil leaves […]

Veggie White Bean Hash

INGREDIENTS: 1 leek (white part only), finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 teaspoons minced rosemary 1 large turnip, peeled and diced 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced Zest and juice of 1 orange 2 cups cooked white beans, or one 15-ounce can white beans, […]

Yummy Keto Beef Stew

This is a stunner of a weeknight meal! INGREDIENTS: 2 lb. beef chuck roast, cut into 1″ pieces Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 8 oz. Baby bella mushrooms, sliced 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into rounds 2 stalks celery, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

How to improve your relationship with Food

Having a good relationship with food isn’t something you can achieve overnight. This is likely something that you’ll have to work on your entire life — just as you’d work on a relationship with your partner, or friend. During this journey, just remember to be KIND to YOURSELF!! Let’s first begin by identifying some of the signs […]

Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1.5 lbs of sweet potatoes or yams (about 1-2) cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 head red or green cabbage, cut into 1 inch pieces 7 tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 oz. spinach (about 4 cups), thinly sliced 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted pepitas Kosher salt […]

Ginger Cinnamon Latte

INGREDIENTS: 1 (15 oz) can coconut milk 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 – 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup, to sweeten 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of cardamom Extra ground cinnamon, for sprinkling on top DIRECTIONS: In a small pot, add […]