Food Shopping & Sourcing

Three tasty summer zucchini recipes (including brownies!)

Our garden went mad while we were on vacation this summer. When we came back our veggie boxes were overflowing with three types of lettuce, bok choy, swiss chard, kale, and for the first time, zucchini. It was so exciting to see so many big orange and yellow flowers decorating the tips of these perfectly…

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Join my FREE 48-Hour Smoothie Challenge

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we often choose convenience over nutrition. By making this compromise, many of us are challenged to get enough fruits and vegetables into our diets. That’s why (I’m excited to announce) I’ve created a FREE 48-Hour Summer Smoothie Challenge. The Smoothie Challenge is a great way to…

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

The warmer weather is coming, and for those of us living in more northern locations, that means we’ll be able to get some natural vitamin D. YES! Among the vitamins, vitamin D is pretty special. And because we get it primarily from the sun, many of us have a hard time getting enough and are…

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Five steps to a healthy smoothie

I had the opportunity to be a guest on Global TV demonstrating how to make a healthy smoothie. The hosts loved my blend of organic blueberries, organic spinach, cacao powder, avocado and water (see recipe below). I believe smoothies can be healthy, convenient additions to a whole foods diet. Here are a few reasons why,…

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Late Winter Harvest Salad

Not sure about you, but I’m personally getting a little tired of the winter root veggies stocking the farmer’s market tables these days. I’ve pretty much had my fill of cabbage, leeks, kale and turnip. They’ve been our staple go-to veggies for many months now, and with the spring harvest still a few weeks away,…

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Boost your health with bone broth

A few days ago I felt like I was coming down with a bug. Headachey, scratchy throat, low energy. You know the feeling. When I get the signal I’m fighting something, my first reaction is to jump into action and prevent it from getting any worse. And where’s my first stop? Not the pharmacy or…

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How I fell back in love with clams

On a recent road trip to Maine, we stopped at our favourite inn. That night at the bar a couple at the other end ordered steamer clams. They came in a cute bucket with butter for dipping. The couple told us every year they travel up to Maine to spend the summer and that one…

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Eight tips for mindful summer eating

During the casual, fun, lazy days of summer it’s easy to get distracted from our daily healthy habits. Vacations, family gatherings, weddings, socializing with friends, beach days, camping and other summer activities are filled with fun foods, outdoor eating, treats, ice cream, alcohol and other unhealthy goodies. I’m a big proponent of enjoying our lives.…

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How to eat healthy while travelling

We’re in full summer swing and whether it’s a family vacation, work travel, conference attendance, exotic adventure or shopping road trip, whatever your summer travel looks like, one of the most difficult aspects is staying healthy while traveling. I get asked about this a lot and have developed a few considerations to help you stick…

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What I’m serving for dessert this summer

I get asked for sweet treat recipes a lot. And while I’m all about helping people balance their blood sugars and break the nasty sugar cycle, I do believe a yummy, gooey, decadent dessert is something we all need to indulge in every once in awhile. For all of you health conscious folks out there,…

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