Green Shakshuka

When we first restarted eating, our habits shuddered the thought of mega cups of greens through the day. Then I realized, I could cook them – and should! I took advantage at this one Saturday when my partner asked if brunching is now out the window. No way! With a hearty combination of spinach, kale…

Am I Actually Hungry?

Am I weird that I feel it’s an accomplishment for me to have my stomach growl? YES! I am a privileged North American woman. I have available food at any turn. But, actually being hungry once in a while has created more awareness — of people who can’t eat nutritionally or when they need to,…

Sugar, Sugar.

What I crave and why? Often I crave spinach or the crunch of a fresh salad on a hot day. After cutting gluten, I realized more than ever, my body had some wicked cravings beyond being just hungry. It’s January, it’s winter, so I wasn’t too surprised to want to dig into a hot, gooey…

Epiphany of Processed Foods

So, processed foods include, by definition, any food that is no longer in its original state. Canning tomatoes from last August? Yes. Twinkie? Hell yes. Those differences are obvious  – Foods that are canned and the others truly preserved. But what are those sneaky food companies doing? Their goal is to create a food that consumers will…

Kale Chips

Everybody likes chips. Or at least around here they do. When potatoes were nixed for the restart, snacking was tricky. Enter the kale chip. Eat more kale, chip like texture… I’ve attempted kale chips, dehydrated, oven style, they’re not always good. But after learning a bit more about massaging my kale for salads, I decided…

Curried Butternut Squash Soup With Harissa

Craving a liquid lunch? This winter warm up of a soup is so satisfying, you might forget you’re restricting anything in your diet. With just a few days off sugar, your tastebuds should start to glow a little. Flavours will bounce and make things delicious! With a little added cream and crunch to garnish, all…

Root Water

Something that I’ve found while restarting my eating habits has been my craving for flavour. Ginger is something that I use interchangeably and very frequently. I put ginger in tea, kombucha, water kefir, soups, sautéed vegetables, smoothies, you name it! We all know it for soothing stomachs, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits, and is…

Bone Broth

First stop bone broth. It’s a delicious and satisfying way to transition and restart eating. This certainly isn’t new either. Decades of grandmothers making broths to heal the sick and nourish their families. It’s the start of most soups and for good reason. It’s highly digestible vitamins and minerals like, magnesium, gelatine and amino acids,…

A Journey Begins

ReStart Eating is like pushing the reset button. After cancer and auto-immune diseases,  there were countless attempts at “diets”; Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Juicing, Gut-bio… How do I take all of the benefits of all? How do you ReStart your Eating? ReStart Eating is about something that forces you to change your eating habits. Focussing on…