Watermelon Salad

The kids might be back to school, but with the help of global warming and a whole lot of humidity, it feels like 42ºC out there today. Eating isn’t feeling like a big priority, but hydration does. Good thing that along with heat, summer brings lots of watermelon! This is a super fancy looking but…

Good Morning Smoothie Bowl

Just fruit, a drop of kefir and a handful of hemp. Man, blenders are great first thing on a busy morning! Here’s another recipe-less recipe: I took about a cup of both organic, frozen blueberries and raspberries along with maybe 1/4 Cup of plain milk kefir to blend it all smooth. So, if you’re making for…

Water, Water Everywhere…

So, it may come as a shock to the system to suddenly go from enjoying a daily glass of red wine to riding a wagon with a cold turkey, but one of the main instigators of this diet was to go alcohol free. Being a cancer survivor, I’d already read the several articles surrounding sugar…

Amped Up, Berry (good) Chia Pudding

Since, it’s not exactly just a chia pudding, it could go as a fancy dessert or a simple breakfast. Really! Chia, is an amazing South American seed that has quickly become a favourite superfood. Full of Omega 3’s it’s a great addition when restarting your eating habits. Plus, it hits the sweet spot for those…

Roasted Red Pepper + Tomato Soup

In a blender!!? Yes way. Another gloomy day and I was craving something warm and comforting. Trouble was, I wanted it now! So out came the Vitamix, a can of imported whole, organic tomatoes, one fresh tomato, a small jar of roasted red peppers, a clove of garlic, a pinch of cayenne, 6 or 7…

Mega Bites

What happens when you give up sugar and the 3 o’clock crave still hits? Since, overconfidently, I thought that giving up gluten and sugar would be relatively easy. Because that food is easy, is what makes it hard. The quick convenience of sweetened baked goods are so thoughtless and everywhere. The biggest part of this diet…

Crème Fraîche

Why had I never made this before?? It’s cultured, so easy and elevates so many dishes. Crème fraîche is similar to sour cream, but has a higher fat content of close to 30%, so it won’t break like sour cream when it’s added to other foods, like soups. It doesn’t contain any thickeners like sour…

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…