Pumpkin Spice Latte [Recipe]

SKIP THE BUCKS. Starbucks’ version of a pumpkin spice latte comes with 330 calories and 40 grams of mostly refined sugar. The worst way to start your day is with a ton of sugar, so I learned how you can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home, you can even just do this with a blender if you don’t have a fancy-schmancy coffee maker. Here’s the recipe….

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Gluten/Dairy-free Cheesy Pasta [Recipe]

For this recipe we were playing with Pulse Kitchen 'cheeses' specifically the "Sharp Cashew Cheddar" which is made with local Gluten-Free Beer for extra sharpness. Chickpea miso and nutritional yeast adds the cheesy flavour (and also amazing nutrition benefits!) It's dairy-free, soy-free, vegan and gluten-free. Going dairy free usually means giving up cheesy pasta, so here's a great way to get the best of both worlds.

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Making Okanagan Sourdough [Recipe]

Sourdough bread is one of the finest foods around. While I could sit here and elicit memories of eating San Francisco sourdough, I’d rather share my recipe for the powerhouse that is sourdough! Sourdough bread reflects the traditional preparation of grains. It is slow-fermentation. It takes time, it takes patience. Go back to days of old (and your digestion will thank you!) See the recipe….

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"Burrito Soup" [Recipe]

When you just feel like tossing a bunch of foods into the slow cooker, it's nice to have a bit of a game plan! How about burrito soup? Tasty and easy... intrigued?

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How to Love Swiss Chard [Recipe]

Like anything that you don't really want to eat, but you know it's good for you, adding something awesome like bacon tends to make it more appealing for anyone.

When we are first changing our diet, we tend to 'hide' foods or cover up healthy foods. This works wonders when you are starting out in holistic nutrition and being patient with your taste buds. Eventually, one day, you'll be loving kale and your swiss chard!

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Okanagan Harvest Casserole [Recipe]

Harvest Time! When all the fresh colors and green are gone, nature leaves us with beautiful oranges, browns and dark greens. Here in the Okanagan, we often complain about the transition to fall as we miss our hot weather but it's still a gorgeous time of year and the foods available are still plentiful, simple and tasty, like this delightful & simple Okanagan Harvest casserole.

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Healthy Chocolate Truffles [Recipe]

Sweet treats that are also healing & nourishing for your body. Here's a recipe for decadent protein chocolate truffles...

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Okanagan Fruit Salad [Recipe]

What's more refreshing in the summer than biting into a juicy peach? Or having a handful of cool, red raspberries? Not much! So I'm sharing what I'm living off of this summer. I love squeezing as much as I can out of the season, where food is fresh and juicy as can be... my favourite treat is a fruit salad, and adding some coconut whip is a whole new level....

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Healthy Strawberry Parfait [Recipe]

A special healthy summer treat.

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Craft Your Own Amazing Cream Cheese (Easy!)

Instead of sour cream or cream cheese based dips, why not make a super healthy version full of calcium with no added "stuff" to clog you up? Make this delightful yogurt cheese and use in place of cream cheese or use as a base for a delicious party dip. Video instructions are in the blog.

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Meatless Pad Thai [Recipe]

I was never a fan of pad thai until I discovered how amazing the vegan pad thai was at our local restaurant the Wild Scallion.

So when I asked Renee to create me a pad thai that people could easily make at home I was blown away when I received this recipe!

It's also raw, so there is no pasta and a TON of nutrition as we are using all these beautiful fresh veggies.

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Healthy Banana Fudge Bars [Recipe]

Healthy, organic and freaking delicious?? Yes, you can have it ALL! Can you believe the words "chocolate almond fudge bars" can actually be all of these things? It is true. When moving to a real foods diet, you don't have to sacrifice those delicious treats.

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Roasted Asparagus & Quinoa Salad [Recipe]

The spring is a time for lighter, more cleansing foods in preparation for summer eating and fruit and gardens and sunshine! Here in the beautiful Okanagan, we sure need prep time to get ready for our 35-40 Celsius days in July and August. This beautiful salad is sure to wake up your taste buds while nourishing your body, fueling you with healthy fats and good probiotics in the raw sauerkraut addition. 

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Winter Lentil Masala [Recipe]

The winter is a time for soft, warming foods. Masala is an Indian word for "hot mixture of spices" and this is exactly what we need during our cold Canadian winters. Even here in the beautiful Okanagan, the desert of Canada, we still get cold winters and this recipe aims to make you want to cozy up and rest... which is what winter is all about.....

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta [Recipe]

You can enjoy your Kaslo sourdough pasta with any of the veggies that you have at home to roast, (or any pasta you have on hand of course) but here's a wonderful recipe fitted just for spring. 

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Righteous Rhubarb Crisp [Recipe]

Here's a healthy twist on a typically white sugar-filled treat. Using high quality flours, sugars and raw honey, and delicious butter you can transform it into a healthier dessert! Most people who have rhubarb plants want to give it away - there is just so much of it! So ask around before buying rhubarb, free is fantastic!

Rhubarb is almost always put into pies or crumbles, here is my absolute favourite recipe for this.

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Bitchin' Balls [Recipe]

Crunchy Raw Protein Balls… this is a clean eating recipe made with real food ingredients that are raw, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. These snack balls offer a filling combination of protein, carbs, and fats, plus they're easily portable. 

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Healthy Brownies [Recipe]

Is it possible to have a healthy brownie? Now it is....and dear god, these are good. I mean, you-could-eat-a-whole-pan good. These brownies are made using whole foods, which means they have no additives or filler, and they won't mess with our blood sugars the way that store bought or packaged bakery brownies will.

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