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Grain-Free Apple Crisp
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad
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Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup
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Fermented Crab Apple Sauce
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10 Reasons You Should Focus On Health Instead Of The Number On The Scale
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Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup
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Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frappuccino
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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Pumpkin Lamb Chili
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Chocolate, Cherry and Black Bean Energy Bars

Grain-Free Apple Crisp

Grain-Free Apple Crisp

One of my favourite desserts growing up was apple crisp.  My one sister, Brittany, used to make it all the time for family dinners and we’d eat it hot with vanilla ice cream on top.  I tend to forget about apple crisp all summer but as soon as a cool fall day arrives so does the thought of this tasty, comforting treat.  I have sensitivities to gluten and dairy so needed to create a version without either.  I not only made this apple crisp gluten-free but grain-free as well.  So if you’re working on healing your digestive system and avoiding grains, you can still eat apple crisp!  We topped this with coconut milk ice cream and it was divine!   Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Roasted Butternut and Kale Salad

I hope all of you in Canada enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, friends and good food!  We went down to see Nelson’s family and I made my Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Sage Salad.  Squash is one of my favourite vegetables and it’s so versatile.  My new recipe, Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad, is great anytime of day including for breakfast.   This salad pairs well with a piece of meat or chicken for a complete meal and tastes good cold or hot, although I prefer hot. Read More

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

It’s that time of year where the controversy over getting the flu shot stirs up.  It’s a personal decision and important to make sure you make one that is informed.  Whether or not you decide to, making sure you’re supporting your immune system with food and managing stress is important.  My Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup recipe is chock full of amazing immune supporting and boosting nutrients. Read More

Fermented Crab Apple Sauce

Fermented Crab Apple Sauce

I received 4 grocery bags full of crab apples from my sister and brother-in-law this fall.  My thoughts were to either attempt to make raw apple cider vinegar or this fermented crab apple sauce.  I’m glad I went with the apple sauce!  This turned out tasty and I tried it three different ways.  One plain, one with raw honey and one with some organic cane sugar.  All three turned out great and the plain one was naturally sweet too.   Read More

10 Reasons You Should Focus On Health Instead Of The Number On The Scale

10 reasons you should focus on health instead of the number on the scale.

For years I grappled over the number on the scale, watching it go up and down but never getting low enough to make me happy.  Some days I would step on it numerous times to see if that number had gone down after a long workout and little food.  Sadly at the time I didn’t realize that getting that number low enough isn’t what would make me happy or healthy.   Read More

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

It’s soup season!  This Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup is rich and flavourful with a slight hint of heat from the jalapeño peppers.  When I make soup I prefer thick, creamy textures to the runny chicken noodle types.  This soup is no exception but if you prefer something thinner just add more broth.   Read More

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frappuccino

Pumpkin Spice Latte and Frappuccino

Before I moved to the city, I used to love taking trips in during the fall to get pumpkin spice lattes.  Now that I know whats in them and how they affect my adrenals and blood sugar, I’ll pass.  Instead, I make my own with wholesome real food ingredients.  I’ve never been a coffee drinker except for my past consumption of flavoured lattes.  The caffeine is an extra stress on my adrenals that I don’t need, so I opted to use Dandy Blend in these, which has a similar flavour.  Its great for the liver as it contains dandelion, chicory and beet root. Read More

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Like I said before, I love pumpkin and this isn’t the last pumpkin recipe you’ll see from me this fall, so hopefully you love it too!  If not, I think you will soon.  We’ve been having some hot weather here in Edmonton so smoothies are still okay in my books.  As soon as the weather turns cold though, my body no longer craves them.  For now I will still enjoy them.  I used some of the leftover pumpkin from the Pumpkin Lamb Chili recipe to make this smoothie.   Read More

Pumpkin Lamb Chili

Pumpkin Lamb Chili ingredients

I love fall for many reasons but the biggest is probably because of the abundance of pumpkin.  Now I’m sure you’ll agree pumpkin is great in sweet dishes but I also enjoy it in savoury dishes.  As soon as the weather turned cooler I started craving chili, so came up with this fall themed chili using pumpkin we picked up from the farmers market.  As usual the flavours only get better the next day once it’s had time to sit and meld together.  It’s a bit spicy with a hint of cinnamon and a rich tomato flavour from the roasted tomatoes.  I like the different texture the big chunks of pumpkin bring to the bowl as well. Read More

Chocolate, Cherry and Black Bean Energy Bars

Chocolate, Cherry and Black Bean Energy Bars

We love backpacking in the summer and it’s probably our favourite thing to do.  I instantly feel a difference when I’m out in the mountains as far away from the business of the city and technology, as possible.  The fresh mountain air soothes me right to my soul and I sleep like a baby out there, even though I’m in a sleeping bag on a thin Thermorest mattress.  My favourite trail so far is the Berg Lake trail at Mount Robson in British Columbia, Canada.  The views never cease to take my breath away and I’ve done the trip 5 times know.   Read More

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