Apple Pie of My Eye Smoothie Bowl (gluten-free, grain-free, vegan)

Spring has had a rather faulty start so far around here (with more “spring” snow and snowstorms than I can even remember), so I haven’t had my go-to breakfast, smoothies, on the brain much. But the warm-ish temperatures announced for this weekend can only mean two things: garden work (hooray!) and the return of the […]

4 Easy Yet Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Health in Your Workplace

Offices and other workplaces often get a bad rap for being unhealthy environments. It could be their poor indoor air quality, greater exposure to viruses and bacteria, lack of opportunity for exercise, or even a lack of natural sunlight, which can lead to eye strain and eye discomfort, especially among us heavy computer users. Fortunately, […]

Persian Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash (from 200 Best Sheet Pan Meals)

Persian Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash (Sheet Pan Meals)

When I saw the premise of this cookbook, I was immediately intrigued: cook an entire meal on one pan, with only a single cooking dish to wash up? I’m sold! Hand me the recipes and point me toward the kitchen. All of this cookbook’s recipes are straightforward and use ingredients you likely already have in […]

8 Favourite Self-Care Practices for Winter and Beyond

8 Favourite Self-Care Practices for Winter and Beyond

Winter can be one of the most serene seasons, can’t it? Especially if you live in parts of Canada or the United States where your town or city is regularly blanketed by snowstorms and seems to come to a sudden and surprising halt… for a few hours at least. For many, winter is a naturally […]

Try Something New: Teff (and a recipe for gluten-free Blueberry-Lemon Teff Porridge)

My Try Something New series showcases a new health practice, food or ingredient in a new way. They are highly nutritious foods that offer great variety and nutrition to your diet and if you’re in Canada, they should be easy to find. Since I think healthy eating should be straight-forward, that’s a no-brainer for me! […]

Soothing Oven-Stewed Pears (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

My motto for the holidays is straight-forward and always the same: keep it simple. Keep it simple, simple, simple.  That extends to business events, outings with friends and family, holiday parties, and naturally, it also extends to food. Earlier this fall, The Honest Leaf based in Toronto sent me samples of three of their tea […]

Big Protein Beet & Quinoa Salad (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)

Even though my interest in leafy green salads has started to wane with the arriving seasonal chill, my favourite kinds of salads, whether cold or hot, are still the ones with more vegetables than anything else. The vegetables may be diced small and evenly or they may be chunky, big, wild pieces that say in no […]