Happy Healthy Hot Dogs

Summer time is here and it’s the time to share amazing food with friends and family. These Healthy Happy Hot-Dogs are the perfect addition to your BBQ arsenal. We are using marinated carrots as the ‘hot dog’ because it soaks up the flavours and satiates the texture we’re so used to when it comes to traditional hot dogs. Full Post

Spiced Zucchini Carrot Loaf

There is something about fresh baking that instantly warms the heart, clears the head and comforts the soul. The whole process of baking is therapeutic; choosing the flavours, buying the ingredients, stirring love into the bowl, watching the alchemy come together into a batter, the spices wafting through the air infusing your home with a comforting nostalgia, and then pulling the final product out of the oven and taking a big bite while it’s still warm. Full Post

What’s Your Dosha?

 

An Ayurvedic Approach to Healthy Living

I have always be fascinated by the mysticism and wisdom found in India and Sri Lanka. Having spent a part of my adult life in Sri Lanka I have had the opportunity to feel the healing and balancing affects of ‘the knowledge of life’ also known as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is used as a first line healing system in south Asian countries. Full Post

Raw Pizza Crust

This raw pizza crust recipe is simple and delicious. I topped it with this marinara sauce, wilted greens and my favourite almond cheese recipe. It’s the type of meal that you plan ahead for but you really don’t need a lot of time to assemble the recipes. It’s filling and easy to digest Full Post

Apres Farmers Market Soup

The last 3 blissful weeks were spent at our family home on Vancouver Island.  Waking up to the warm soft breeze, fragrance of new blossoms and the gentle trill of birds has been heavenly and soul nourishing. The forest and garden are budding with new life. It’s been lovely to ‘just be’ in the flow. Full Post

Raw Almond Cheese with Fresh Herbs

I used to love cheese! Now I love nut and seed cheeses! I don’t miss dairy cheese and I certainly don’t miss how it used to make me feel – tired, cranky and bloated. Did you know that the casein, a protein found in dairy cheese, has opiates in it? As you digest casein, it releases opiates, called casomorphins. Full Post

Liver Loving Creamy Borscht

Beets and cabbage are plentiful at this time of year.  This is a great soup to make ahead and freeze. Leave out the coconut milk and apple cider vinegar until just before serving.  It’s got all the makings of a soup that eats like an entire meal – chunky, creamy and tangy. Full Post