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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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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Blood Sugar Management + Insulin Resistance

In the mainstream medical community, blood sugar management is primarily discussed with diabetic patients. But did you know that balancing our blood sugars is an essential step to optimizing our overall health? The term “blood sugar” is referring to the concentration of glucose present in our blood. Our blood sugar levels change very rapidly, and…

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Underactive Stomach – Hypochlorydria

Our digestion affects every aspect of our health. The most common symptoms of indigestion include acid reflux, bloating, gas, food sensitivities, and constipation/diarrhea, but inadequate digestion also leads to a slough of other imbalances. Poor digestion leads to malabsorption, which eventually manifests as nutrient deficiencies. This can act as the root cause of many conditions…

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