Seasonal Eating for Autumn Bliss

  As the leaves start to fall, the evenings get cooler and the forest starts to shift. Wild mushrooms start to pop up out of the disturbed mossy soil, and apple trees become abundant with ripe fruit. With this change of seasons, our bodies quiet down from the high energy of long summer days, and…

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Eating From the Rainbow – Greens for Good Health

Creating a solid foundation for a well balanced diet is vital to achieve optimal nutrient status, while meeting your daily fibre, protein and fat requirements for good health. In general, our dietary focus should be to include high quality proteins from a variety of sources, healthy fats including omegas, saturated fats and unrefined plant based…

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Food as Medicine for Inflammation

In holistic healthcare modalities such as naturopathy, nutrition, and herbalism, inflammation is often recognized as a root cause for many chronic and acute conditions. The four cardinal signs of inflammation include redness, heat, swelling, and pain, and these symptoms can depend on both the severity and location within the body. Inflammation can be easily detectable…

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Pre & Probiotics: How to Nourish Your Microbiome

The term “probiotic” has become a buzz-worthy word in the health and wellness community over the past few years. But what do these probiotic supplements really do?  First, let’s talk bacteria! Before you cringe at the thought of these potentially infectious micro organisms, consider this: the human body contains more bacteria than human cells. These…

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Keto Energy Balls

I have a secret obsession with Hornby Island energy balls. They’re this amazing combination of peanut butter, oats, sesame seeds, molasses, and honey. So simple but so good. Since giving up grains and sugar, I’ve had to give them up. But not anymore! I made these keto/paleo energy balls with hemp hearts, and they’re to…

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Chaga Hot Chocolate

This fatty, antioxidant and mineral-rich drink is a great coffee substitute. It’s energizing without the stimulant effect of caffeine, and is nourishing and warming for cold winter mornings.  1 1/2 cup strong brewed chaga tea (or you can sub 1 1/2 cups hot water + 2 tsp chaga powder) 3 Tbsp raw cacao 1 tsp cayenne…

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Creamy Eggnog

Something special about eggnog while decorating the tree. I use diluted heavy whipping cream instead of whole milk to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. It also makes for a thicker, richer nog!  1 cup heavy whipping cream 4 cups filtered water  4 farm eggs, yolks only 2 whole nutmeg nuts, grated  2…

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Mocha Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Mocha fudge brownies with chocolate ganache and whipped vanilla coconut cream. Dairy free, grain free, sugar free, vegan, keto-friendly. All of the things!  Mocha Fudge Brownies  1 can organic black soy beans 1/4 cup cacao 2 Tbsp beetroot powder  1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp sea salt  1 Tbsp vanilla extract  1/3 cup coconut oil,…

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Spring Cleanse Lemonade

Blend, strain, and enjoy cold! 9 lemons 8 cups water 1/3 cup maple syrup  1/2 tsp sea salt  10 drops of lavender essential oil (optional) Lemons help support the liver, stimulate digestion, and cleanse the kidneys, which aids in blood purification. It is also high in vitamin C, which suppprts the immune system, helping protect…

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Paleo Seed Bread

Paleo seed bread – a great grain free alternative to traditional breads or crackers. Low carb, high fibre and rich in minerals and fat-soluble vitamins! 3/4 cup flax seeds 3/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds  1/2 cup sesame seeds  1/2 cup oil (olive, coconut or ghee) 2 tsp sea salt  Mix all ingredients…

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

These no-bake peanut butter oat cookies were made with good intention to serve as a quick refuel when we’re out climbing… but I won’t lie, they didn’t last that long! These are a great source of quick energy, and with a high fat and protein content will keep you full and nourished for hours. 1…

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