8 Cheap + Easy Ways to Exercise at Home Indoors When There’s a “Bomb Cyclone” Outdoors

Indoor home exercise ideas

Hi! I hope you’re reading this from Panama or Jamaica or somewhere else warm where the temperature is above freezing. It’s currently -30 Celsius here (that’s -22 Fahrenheit for my American readers!) and cold enough to kill the new battery in my car and freeze the HOT WATER pipes in my house. Ugh. On top […]

Healthy, Organic, Ready-to-Eat Meals in Toronto? Fresh City Farms to the rescue!

When Fresh City Farms contacted me recently and offered me a complimentary shopping spree, I was thrilled to participate! Even though I don’t live in Toronto, I have been a huge fan of Fresh City Farms’ approach to fresh, locally grown, organic food for many years. They are both a city farm and an online grocer […]

Roasted Curried Eggplant Chips (dairy-, gluten- & grain-free, vegan)

Roasted Curried Eggplant Chips

It is fair to say that I can be a bit of an impulse shopper at the grocery store. (And who can blame me if we think back to my recent post in which I mentioned that grocery stores have a well-honed practice of using psychological and other tricks to get us to buy more […]

Coconut Chia Breakfast Parfait with Pineapple-Mango ‘Salsa’ (dairy-free, gluten-free)

Coconut chia pudding with mango and pineapple salsa blog_vertical

If you’ve ever been to my little foodie corner before, you may know that I kind of adore breakfast! In fact, it might be my favourite meal of the day—and yet for many, it’s a meal that involves a lot of same old, same old, a meal that can be hard to plan for, and […]

5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Without Counting Calories

5 Simple ways to eat healthier without counting calories

I’ll be honest: my days of counting calories were pretty much over before they even began. I don’t think it’s an effective way to eat well and I believe food is worth more than the macronutrient sum of its parts. Although I will occasionally calculate daily or macronutrient intakes for clients if they specifically request […]

The Blue Ginger Smoothie (dairy-, gluten- & soy-free)

Blue Ginger Smoothie

A few weeks ago I was prepping some beautiful handouts for a workplace wellness workshop I was delivering outside Toronto. The topic was the basics or building blocks of smoothies (a very popular topic, in my experience!) and I covered tips and tricks on how to turn a smoothie into a satisfying and satiating meal. […]

Spanish Salsa Verde (from 300 Best Blender Recipes Using Your Vitamix)

Spanish Salsa Verde

Over the last few months, my meal prep game has been pretty one-note: just prep all the veggies. Every Saturday or Sunday, I drag all the vegetables from my winter CSA or the grocery store out of the fridge, and then wash, chop and store them in glass. I don’t worry about cooking anything in […]