Welcome to the Machine [Become a Liberated Eater]

We drive through, it’s fried, slapped together, paid for and eaten. It all happens so fast, doesn’t it? Welcome to the machine. But what can we do when we can’t be 100% free of the machine? We can’t all live off-grid and eat organic all the time. Liberation is mental freedom, and while we can’t always be free in the cage that has been built for us, the system we were born into, we can still have freedom in our mind. Do what you can to fight the system (peacefully) and when you can’t - just relax. Do what you can. That’s all anyone can do. Here’s how to liberate (your mind) from the industrial food system we are stuck in.

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Why We Binge & Why That’s Okay

We all have our vices. The key is to see our vices as either medicine or poison. Is the vice helping you heal, or is it further burying the root problem? Sometimes our medicines swing the pendulum over to poison. But here’s the ticket. Even when you’re “in” the poison - if you’re conscious about it - you’re learning. Here’s a permission slip to do so. You are human. You can do all the binge, cheat days, diet plays and nightmare games in your head until you reach that real answer.

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One of My Most Embarrassing Moments (and its Lesson in Nutrition)

This is a story of one of my most embarrassing moments on the road. And what it has to do with you making the decision to upgrade your nutrition. Once you’re tired of the diets, the frustration, the restriction, the details, the counting, the worry, the constant comparison, the judgment. Once you’re tired of the STRESS. Read on to learn what this classic tail-gating story (and it’s FANTASTIC plot twist) has to do with making changes in your nutrition.

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Food Doesn't Control You - You Control You

A dialogue I have had with quite a few clients in the last years. “If there’s no junk food in the house - I won’t eat it.” “If there’s __________(sugar, pastries, chips, pop etc) in front of me, I can’t help but overeat it.” “I can’t NOT eat sugar!” But take a deep look at these statements. None of them are actually real! These are all choices we make. Read this blog to find out how to step away from the belief that food controls you and you ‘can’t help’ but eat it when its around.

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How to Find the Positives in Change

Changing the way you eat is hard. Changing anything is hard. No one ever said that upgrading your life was going to be easy. As we change our diet, we need to allow for space to grow. As we evolve, things fall away and new things enter our horizons. We need to allow space for death.

In this blog I share the keys that you may need to let go of in order to get to the next level of wellness.

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Cooking with Tempeh [Recipe]

Playing with Vegilante’s Tempeh led to an amazing discovery. “Not your typical meat-replacement” oh no, tempeh is a beautiful fermented food (you know how much we love ferments around here.) Adding tempeh (if your vegan or testing the waters on plant-based diets) to your list of regular meals is a great idea because it’s one of the best proteins available for non-meat-eaters. It’s DELICIOUS!

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The Fastest Way to Food Prep

Easy tools to structure your new meal planning idea. It’s not as hard or overwhelming as you think. The benefits of food planning and doing some are so worth the effort. You will save yourself time and money. You will feel less stress. You will eat healthier. Just remember this if you start to feel the resistance (the one that tells you you’d rather watch Netflix).

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Why You Should Pay $6 for Organic Eggs

Farm fresh eggs have more nutrients in them than store-bought because of how the hens are living. If they have access to outdoors and get sunshine, eat insects in addition to their feed and get exercise the taste, nutrition and energy of the food will be of better quality. This post digs into the egg confusion and how you can easily purchase the BEST quality eggs for your body, as well as the “better” options when we can’t afford the best.

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7 Reasons I'm Obsessed with Minimalism (and How it Improves Your Nutrition)

Many of us have images in our head of what it means to be minimalist. Joshua Becker, author of “The More of Less” says to describe it quickest: “I am intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.” I think that’s a great way of explaining it quickly. It did not start out for me as a life-changing experience, a moral compass or a new way of life. It simply started out of necessity. Here’s 7 ways you can enjoy minimalism in your life and how it also helps you upgrade your nutrition…

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7 Reasons You NEED Floating in Your Life

What used to be known as "sensory deprivation" or "isolation" therapy has been re-branded as "flotation therapy.” You literally float on the water in thanks to the 800 pounds of epsom salt in it - that’s not a typo. There’s likely upwards of 800 reasons why you should have this self care practice…. But here’s 7 reasons you truly need the practice of floating in your life and why.

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5 Winter Food Prescriptions [Immune Boost]

Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.

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Reasons I Hate Meal Plans (and 3 Solutions!)

Success for my clients has come in a deeper form over simple meal plans. In the understanding of which foods make you feel a certain way. In the understanding of basic nutrition education. In the responsibility we need to take to shift priorities in our life to make nutrition as important as we know it is (read: planning ahead instead of relying on drive thru's.) Success has come in the form of my clients doing the real work necessary to make changes. Here I’m giving you solutions to getting yourself out of the rut of believing that you need a meal plan in order to find success in nutrition.

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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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Don't Airbrush My Tomatoes

Did you ever notice how the fruits and vegetables at your grocery store all kind of look the same?

Uniform. Perfect. All in a row... same color... same shape. "Ideal." But let's get real. When it comes to nutrition, looks don't really matter — it's what's on the inside that counts. (You know, kind of like with people?) Read how to make stellar change with small choices in our giant food waste problem.

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Eating Right in the Dead of (Canadian) Winter

Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now.

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7 Foods to Epic Poo's

We're all friends here: so let's not be shy! While not the sexiest of topics, but it sure helps you feel better when the plumbing is cleaned out. Our poop is not talked about in many social circles. But with your friend fiber to help, (and us, your friends to talk about it with!) you won't be feeling shy, full or constipated any longer.

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Kombucha: You've Been Drinking it Wrong

For all drinkers of kombucha I have to share that appearing at a table with a tasting flight of Experience Kombucha can be a delightful encounter, and while there is no specific technique for this undertaking there are some interesting ways you can make the process more entrancing for you.

So many people do kombucha tastings as a wine tasting - and I approve. There is never any harm in a sniff, swirl and then share.

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5 Ways to a Merry (Mindful) Christmas

The holidays can be a time of extreme foodie pleasure - but that also comes along with extreme foodie pressure. Here are some holiday time tips to take your brain from stressful to mindful in the kitchen this year.

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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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What People Think We Do Vs. What We Actually Do

Here’s what Holistic Nutrition is, plus a list of common myths that are associated with our job, our industry - and the reality of them. 

 

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