You already know how to eat well. You just aren't actually.... doing it. Maybe you’re searching for quick fixes all the time or are dealing with emotional eating. Guess what.......you CAN make changes. Make the commitment to STOP searching for the newest fix - and gain the skills needed to eat right and stick with it. Sharing tools for keeping your (life) plate clean and stop stress eating.Read more
This past year in my blog I talked about digestion, stress and weight gain. The connection. There is so much more that stress does to keep us from our weight loss goals. Here's how to relax harder....Read more
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.Read more
Nutritional consultations are the core of my work with my clients.
Nutritional consultations are one-to-one work that I do, to create you a personalized nutrition plan based on where you are at in your life right now. But signing up to be a client comes with a warning...Read more
Am I vegan? Well, the short answer is no. Although I get asked weekly if I am.
In the past 5 years I have been asked by a lot of people..... A LOT.... if I’m vegan or vegetarian…and the answer is (still) no. But that doesn’t mean I eat meat all the time - it just means I don't eat it every day. Here's some truths about 'attempting' or trying vegan...Read more
Everywhere you look, people are talking about our guts. Its such a hot topic now is because in the past couple decades, we’ve come to realize that the gut’s role isn’t limited to the pulling of nutrients out of food, and making poop. Research is just beginning to explore the effects of the gut microbiome on our overall health, our mental state AND our digestive capabilties Here are 7 ways to strengthen your gut health....Read more
Bone broth is incredibly healthy and nourishing, helps our intestinal health and digestion, keeps colds and flus away by improving our immune system over the cold weather. You can make it vegetarian by using vegetables only and omitting the bones, but the gelatin from bones is what makes it so healing for our intestines. Making your own broth is inexpensive, re-uses food scraps you may otherwise throw out, plus makes your home smell great : ) Bone broth or stock is a traditional food: one way our ancestors used up every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds.Read more
“There’s got to be more than this.” What about the obligation to our health and our bodies?
The popularity of friendly places such as the weekend’s farmer’s markets in towns everywhere, food classes and workshops, school gardens, clean holistic make up boutiques, yoga centers, mom and pop coffee shops are signs that we are actively looking for alternatives... we are the next gen hippies.. and so the movement grows...Read more
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.Read more
I believe that the best path to health is in the food we eat. Not in expensive pills, not in expensive boxes. Not in real food ground up and put in pills. Not in synthetic vitamins added to our water.
Instead.... Real food. Real drinks. Traditional foods. Traditional drinks. But... there is this idea that floats around.... that it is products, pills, oils, foods, (fermented or otherwise) or supplements that can cure us.Read more
I love my home valley, the Okanagan, for eating seasonally as we get lots of fresh, cleansing fruits in the spring and summer, then in the fall and winter we have wonderful root vegetables.
One of my favourite ways to cook well in the fall and winter is to take a bunch of vegetables and turn them into a delicious soup! Pro Insight: If you need quick meals on the go, soup is a great option to make large portions of, and store in smaller containers for future use.Read more
Most banana breads are LOADED with sugar. If I'm gonna do baking, I want it to be healthy enough that I can grab it for a quick breakfast. I want my banana bread to be healthy and sweet - but not overly sweet...Read more
Breakfast is a very important meal.....Read more
It's no secret that here in the Okanagan Valley we love our wine. It is abundant here in the valley! Our dry region with our great soil plus the big sun equal a healthy wine spot. Here’s a recipe for a delicious grape cake!Read more
“Fermented foods are so trendy right now” I keep hearing folks say. It always surprises me to hear it, as they never really “went away” and had to make a comeback – naturally fermented foods are just about natures oldest foods....Read more
Here's the thing. I don't judge your nutrition... You're opinions are nice and all but.... I’m a real person. I love eating. (It's preeeettty much why I wanted to study Nutrition!) I'm not judging you on what you eat....and you DON’T have to label your diet or nutrition in order to find success.Read more