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Apple Picking and Calzones

You know what I love best about food (other than the whole keeping you alive thing)?  It’s the memories that go with it.  As far back as my brain can go, the big memories are associated with food.  One of the first things I can […]

Sweet Potato/Banana Pudding

Confession:  I spend way too much money on groceries.  Some people buy shoes, I splash out on organic papayas and grass-fed beef.  Once you’re aware of the effects of your food choices on your health and on the planet, it’s impossible to go back.  But, […]

Sweet Corn Chowder

Do you love corn?  I’m slightly embarrassed to say that normally I don’t (it’s just a personal taste thing and I feel very un-Ontarian saying that).  So why am I sharing a recipe for corn soup?  Because thanks to this recipe, I found a way […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

I have big love for all autumn food.  The favourite of my faves being the great pumpkin.  And my pumpkin love isn’t just about the amazing health benefits (although being a great source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and fibre doesn’t hurt), it’s everything else that […]

Amazing Mayonnaise

I am about to say something that I never dreamed I would be saying – I made mayonnaise.   Me.  I’m still pinching myself. The journey to homemade mayo began one evening at a Holistic Nutrition workshop about naturally fermented foods.  As I helped the instructor […]

Simple Cream Cheese

This is probably not a true cream cheese by technical definition, but you’d never know.  It’s light, creamy and simply delicious.  The best part is how absolutely simple it is to make – gravity does most of the work. Plain cream cheese is a great […]

Healthy Lunch Box Containers

You know the expression “when it rains it pours”?  Well it seems to be pouring at my house lately.  Since the first day of back to school it feels like it’s been one thing after the other, including the loss of my beloved laptop for […]

Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Something smells good in here, besides the scent of a freshly cleaned house without kids in it, that is!  We’re celebrating the first day back at school with some home-baked after-school treats.  It’s pouring rain outside and I love being a homebody on a rainy […]

The Best Back to School Lunch Ideas

How was your summer?  Even though summer isn’t technically over, the back-to-school season has begun and with it comes mixed feelings of anxiousness and excitement.   Love the new clothes, gear and crisp chill in the air, not so fond of the early morning rush […]

Strategies for a Healthy Holiday

You’ve been planning your peaceful getaway for weeks only to arrive and have one of your entourage come down with a case of the sniffles, or worse.  I’ve been there and it really does put a damper on the adventures (nothing fun about cleaning vomit […]

Adventures in Spain: 5 tips for healthy living

Hi honey, I’m home!  For the last two weeks I’ve been exploring the Mediterranean coast of Spain with my family.  It was a monumental adventure for us, one that we will always remember.  Spain has so much to offer:  historic ruins, fabulous palaces, endless beaches, […]

Market meals

Happy summer holidays!  How is your summer going so far?  We had a terrific weekend camping with our friends – beaching, biking, hanging out, and plenty of eating.  Camping eating isn’t always the healthiest though, so in an attempt to get excited about some fruits […]