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…

Cauliflower Tabouleh

UM, Yum! I think it’s almost safe to say that almost everyone has tried cauliflower rice. If you haven’t, it’s a head of cauliflower that’s been finely diced and it has the look and general feel of rice. Except it’s cauliflower! Keeping grain-free hasn’t been too tough, but a nice change of texture with dinner…

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…

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…