Tag Archives: winter

Creamy Kale, Hemp & Walnut Salad (dairy-free, vegan)

It’s probably hard to believe that salad could ever be considered a “comfort food” of any kind, but this is exactly the kind of food I make when I’m craving healthy + comfort food. It makes a fantastic summer picnic food because unlike with traditional dairy, this cream-based salad won’t go off in the hot […]

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

It’s very uncommon for me to eat, and even rarer for me to post on this blog, a recipe that calls for ingredients so out of season as pumpkin. This time of year we’re craving greens, fresh herbs, vegetables of every kind, strawberries, cherries, maybe even a stone fruit or two, but definitely not pumpkin. […]

Super Curried Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Super Curried Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

You know you live in Canada when talking about the weather actually seems exciting. This may be because according to The Weather Network, spring may indeed – finally – be on its way! Cue green grass, baskets overflowing with spring produce, delicious health-promoting green juices, and suntans on the beach (just kidding about that one!) […]

Royal Late-Winter Slaw with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Royal Late-Winter Slaw with Creamy Citrus Dressing-insideblog

It’s late winter (at least for a few more days) and this time of year every cell of my body is craving leafy greens, sprouts and green vegetables of all kinds. However, there’s still snow on the ground and root vegetables abound (and no, clearly I won’t win any poetry contests!) Since I’m likely not […]

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Maple-Spiced Dressing (from the From Scratch Cookbook)

Brussels sprouts salad with pear, apricot, almonds and spiced-maple dressing

I am super excited, thrilled, pumped, enthusiastic and exhilarated(!) to be participating in a brand-new cookbook called “From Scratch: Over 40 recipes from our Culinary Nutrition Experts”. It’s a mouth-watering and gorgeously designed compilation of recipes crafted and generously shared by some of the fall 2013 graduates of the Culinary Nutrition Expert program. The book is […]

Couples Hazelnut Hot Cocoa (dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free)

On those days when you’re apt to sing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside…”, enjoy this hot, health-promoting beverage to heat your insides from head to toe! It’s rich, creamy cocoa with a hint of the hazelnut flavour that made Nutella famous and perfectly sized for you and a loved one. Here are a few reasons to […]

How to Grow Fresh Superfood Sprouts… in the middle of winter for just pennies and a few minutes a day

Fresh sprouting seeds

I’m aware that the headline of this post reads like a direct marketing piece but it’s really not. Which is exactly why you should keep reading because fresh sprouts seem nearly too good to be true! In winter, one of my favourite ways to enjoy fresh superfood greens is to grow my own sprouts. They […]