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6 Essential Tips for Cooking Quinoa Like a Pro (Hint: It Starts with the CORRECT Ratio!)

If you’re a quinoa lover like I am, you might already know that quinoa is an everyday superfood you can find at most regular grocery stores. You may know that it’s gluten-free and a complete plant-based protein (it contains all essential amino acids — this is rare in many grains, which is why most aren’t […]

How to Pit Cherries (when you don’t have a cherry pitter)

Cherry Cream Tart with Chocolate-Almond Shells

Sometimes a cherry pitter seems like it would come in handy, especially if you’re making something like this: I made these Cherry Cream Tarts with Chocolate-Almond Shells a few days ago and I’m still savouring those sweet, ruby red cherries. If you’ve seen my Instagram feed lately or had a look inside my dishwasher for […]

How to Go Dairy-Free (everything you need to know in 4 helpful tips!)

How to go dairy-free diet

Do you have sinus congestion? Constant acne? A bad mood that makes you scream at your cat for no reason? Unexplainable joint pain? Have an impossible time losing weight? Or an angry irritable bowel that seems to rebel against every food you eat? Eating dairy might be to blame for all, or none of, the […]

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 […]

How to Sleep Better: 6 Top Tips to Help You Sleep Soundly Tonight (and every night!)

6 Top Tips to Help You Sleep Soundly Tonight (and every night!)

To me, the period between Christmas and the New Year always feels very restorative. Many of us benefit from time off work, more quality time with friends and family, less rushing, more resting and often more sleeping! The amount of sleep each of us needs differs from person to person, but we all need sleep […]

How to Make Flavoured Herbal Vinegars (and a recipe for chive blossom vinegar)

Chive-blossom-vinegar-finished

Chive blossom vinegar is not just any old flavoured vinegar. Take a look at that vibrant colour… Wow, right? And the flavour is just as unexpected and delicious! Chive blossom vinegar is a flavoured vinegar with a chive/onion flavour that goes well with everything you might dare to put it on. And it’s beautiful to […]

4 Easy Ways to Make Gourmet Flavoured Coffee at Home (and ditch artificial flavours!)

Coffee with filter and mug

Sometimes there is nothing better than a strong, steaming cup of coffee. I occasionally like to spoil myself with flavoured coffees like French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Caramel. But as much as I like flavoured coffees, I equally dislike all the artificial ingredients in many grocery store products. I love being able to innovate (and save […]