We’ve been enjoying all the fresh veggies we get from the CSA we signed up for this summer. If you’ve never heard of a CSA it stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a great way to support the local food movement. I’ve been apart of two different CSA’s in the city. The first one I did a couple of years ago was called, “On Borrowed Ground.” She actually had a number of gardens throughout the city that she took over for people that didn’t have time for them. They were all organic, just not certified, and you had to put in an hour of work per week. Read More
I’m a big fan of smoothies, especially during the hot summer. Smoothies can be a great way to get a lot of nutrients in, while giving your digestive system a bit of a break. Smoothies can also wreak havoc on your blood sugar if not done right. Personally I’ve discovered that I do well when my smoothie contains healthy fats, fibre and protein. I also make sure I have at least equal amounts of fruits and veggies, if not more veggies in my smoothies. When I’ve covered these bases a smoothie for breakfast can satiate me all morning through until lunch, without having to worry about a blood sugar crash or getting too hungry. Read More
Growing up I never used to care for potato salad. I always found it to be an unappetizing blob of bland, yellow or white (depending on where it was bought from) potato goop. It’s an easy dish to make for potlucks and bbq’s so I ended up trying to make my own to avoid certain ingredients in store bought salads. The main part of the dressing in store bought potato salad is the Mayo. Unfortunately if you’ve ever read the ingredients list on a jar of mayonnaise you know they use some sort of vegetable oil, either canola oil or soy oil. Read More
I love making homemade Matcha green tea lattes with thick full fat coconut milk and some raw honey. They’re so tasty! Actually I think I would like anything Matcha flavoured. With the weather as hot as it’s been though, I’m not feeling the hot drinks so much. I came up with a recipe as I was wanting to use Matcha in something cold. It’s great on hot days, or really any day, when your wanting something sweet. Homemade chocolate cups with a Matcha green tea filling that tastes just like the latte.
In the summer I tend to have big salads of some sort for lunch. With the hot weather we’ve been having my body craves those crisp green salads. However during the colder months I crave warmer foods and swap my leafy greens for hot salads. Likewise when the weather get’s rainy and cool in the summer months I prefer something a bit warmer and comforting. Read More