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Coconut Honey Roasted Nuts

Coconut Honey Roasted Nuts

Nuts get a bad rap. I know they’re high in fat and calories but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper. What KIND of fat and calories are we looking at here? Because I get not eating EMPTY calories, but nuts? They’ve got some good stuff in there. Here’s the deal. There’s EMPTY calories […]

Food Revolution 2017: Challenge #3


I’ll keep this one simple. Challenge #3 is a Healthy Breakfast Challenge. Kids who eat breakfast tend to eat healthier overall and are more likely to participate in physical activities — two great ways to help maintain a healthy weight and keep their developing brains happy. Skipping breakfast can do all sorts of damage, not […]

Food Revolution 2017: Challenge #2

chickpea pasta

As you now know, I’m an Ambassador for the Food Revolution here in Toronto. I’m running challenges with a local school and I thought…everyone should be in on these challenges! We’ve finished the first challenge which was all about infused water. If you didn’t hear about it, you can check it out here and feel free […]

Food Revolution 2017: Challenge #1

In addition to being a Holistic Nutritionist and Mom of three, I’m also a Toronto Ambassador for the Food Revolution. The Food Revolution is a campaign started by Jamie Oliver. Jamie is calling on us all to join a global Food Revolution in order to provoke debate and inspire real, meaningful, positive change in the way […]

Diner-Style Breakfast Potatoes

breakfast potatoes

I could eat breakfast three times a day. No problem. It’s my favourite meal, hands down. I mean, there are so many options! Eggs, fruit, oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, toast, smoothies…it’s endless, really. But sometimes, after a late night out or on a lazy Sunday morning, you want a greasy breakfast. The kind you can only get only […]

Asparagus and Edamame Salad

asparagus and edamame salad

What is the best time to start eating more greens? The first answer is a long time ago, but the second best answer is NOW. Greens are SO GOOD FOR YOU. I’ll spare you all the nitty gritty, but greens are full of fibre, iron, antioxidants like vitamin C, chlorophyll, and many many more vitamins […]

My Favourite After School Snacks *Video*

after school snacks

When kids come home from school, it’s the perfect opportunity to load them up with some nutritious after school snacks. They’re hungry, they’re tired, and they’ll happily eat what’s put in front of them…or mindlessly eat what’s made for them. Same thing. Either way, it’s a great way to divert the grumpy zone that can […]

Hangry Bars

nutty butter bars

My kids are rushing here to there and everywhere in between. Our “down days” consist of 2-3 hockey practices and probably a birthday party and a play date. If we don’t have anything scheduled after 7:00PM, we consider it a “Family Night”. Bedtime is 8:00. I’m not complaining. We’re busy just like every family is […]

How to make Date Paste

date paste

Date paste is a staple in our house because we don’t used any refined sugar in our cooking or baking. The sweeteners I have in my house are maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, coconut syrup, dates, and date paste. I occasionally buy cane sugar for very special treats and occasions. But don’t let it fool […]

Carrot Cake with Creamy Cashew Icing

carrot cake

For me and birthdays, cake is necessary. I’m also happy to make a cake here and there for a special occasion…like Easter, or Valentine’s, or Wednesday. This cake will become not only necessary in my own life…and your life, but this cake will become…legendary. Yes…it’s that good. Now, I LOVE carrot cake. Usually I would say: […]