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Delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte

Delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte

Try making your own Pumpkin Spiced Latte! Homemade is always best. I am a big label reader, and am always shocked at the ingredients that are in some of our favourite foods. Those flavoured coffee shop faves are loaded with chemicals we should not be consuming on a...

The Caesar: Canada’s National Cocktail

The Caesar: Canada’s National Cocktail

Did you know Canadians love their Caesar so much, we actually have a National Caesar Day? And in most cases, you can only get a Caesar in Canada. A Caesar, also known as a “Bloody Caesar”, has a flavourful savouriness and spiciness, perfect for when you’re craving...

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

It's Blueberry Season! In our household we can’t get enough of them. Fresh, frozen it doesn’t matter around here. Our kids love smoothies and now that they are old enough to make their own, the Magic Bullet is whipping up magical blueberry smoothie concoctions daily....

Delicious Oat, Almond, Date Protein Smoothie Recipe!

Delicious Oat, Almond, Date Protein Smoothie Recipe!

A delicious (and family favourite!) smoothie made using oats, almonds, dates, bananas, rice milk, hemp powder, and cinnamon that is enriched with minerals, vitamins, healthy fats and proteins. Ingredient Highlights: Highly nutritious and rich in fibre, almonds are...

Drink Up!  Top 5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Drink Up! Top 5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Kick your coffee addiction... ...by switching to green tea! I took my mother’s advice and changed my morning routine from brewing coffee to brewing green tea leaves. Almost immediately, I’ve noticed a marked improvement in how I feel, less bloated, less cravings. I’ve...

Everything You Need To Know About Biodynamic Wine

Everything You Need To Know About Biodynamic Wine

I have recently been delving into the world of biodynamic wines. Biodynamic wines are starting to gain visibility and popularity around the globe. The movement is gaining momentum as more people are becoming aware that conventional agriculture is not environmentally...

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

With patio weather almost here, BBQ season will be in full swing in no time, and one of our favourite family appies is this crispy treat! It’s the fastest I’ve seen the kids take down cauliflower Health Benefits Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable high in fiber +...

Tahini Brownies

Tahini Brownies

You have probably heard of tahini, but you may not have tried it yet. Tahini is a paste made from pulverized sesame seeds that creates the base in many savory treats from brownies to hummus to smoothies. Creamy with a nutty flavour (but is nut free) + rich in fibre,...

Obsessed with Oat Milk Lattes? Me too!

Obsessed with Oat Milk Lattes? Me too!

My morning Oat Milk Latte makes me happy. It is the morning solace that I look forward to once the dog has been walked and fed, and the kids are settled at their desks to begin their online schooling. As I am not a big dairy fan, about a year ago I switched to oat...

The Acai Bowl – Super Bowl!

The Acai Bowl – Super Bowl!

The Acai Bowl is a Super Bowl (Ah-sah-ee) One of our favourite spring/summer dishes! Perfect for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack.  Made from blended Acai berries, it’s typically served with granola and sliced bananas. We love to add frozen mixed berries,...

Extra Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Extra Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is one of our family favourites and takes very little time to make. We love this particular recipe because it always bakes the softest chewiest cookies. We’ve found the trick, through trial and error, is melted butter, an extra egg yolk, and cornstarch....

Sunday Smoothie

Sunday Smoothie

POWER Smoothie This one means business. It has been in our smoothie Rolodex for years and seriously delivers. Health Benefits With major immune boosting benefits and weight loss properties, it’s a great way to get your balance of fruits and veggies, carbs and protein,...

Why it is Important (Crucial!) to Wash our Fruits and Vegetables!

Why it is Important (Crucial!) to Wash our Fruits and Vegetables!

We all know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. This is a given. But what we may not understand is why it’s important to wash produce before we eat it. In today’s world, it is unlikely any fruit or vegetable is 100% free of pesticides. Even organic produce...

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