50 Ways to Leave Your … Diet

Let’s make a new plan, Stan. Everyone knows diets don’t work. So here’s 50 specific reasons why you need to break up with the diet mindset.

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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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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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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your (Life) Plate Clean & Stop Stress Eating

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.

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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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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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Top 5 Magic Mushrooms + Their SuperPowers

It's a (natural) trip! Certain mushrooms have been used throughout history for their medicinal benefits, and now research is catching up with folk medicine. These special fungi have been shown some amazing things for your energy, brain, hormones, and immune system. I've listed the top 5 healthy mushrooms and a little about their super powers.....

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Next-Gen Hippies & the Food Movement

“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...

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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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Ultimate Kombucha Q&A

I always get a TON of questions and a lot of overlapping ones. I thought it was due time to put some answers up to help those home brewing!

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Zucchini & Mashed 'Taters [Recipe]

Zucchini Mashed Potatoes... At this time of year we have a lot of vegetables ready all at the same time. Zucchini isn't always the most popular vegetable, so here's a way to get it into your meals without it being the main focus. However it is the best-known summer squash and does have great health benefits: being 95% water means they are great to eat in the summer (why they are available at the perfect time, thank you nature!) and thus are hydrating. For this reason they are also easy to digest and taste delicious......

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The Probiotic Wave That's Coming...

Last week I posted something on Facebook that got a lot of attention.... and I want to share it with you because I know it is true and important information. There is a wave coming.... "Before the words "with probiotics!" starts getting slapped on EVERYTHING (trust me - it's coming soon) from flavoured waters to candy to cereal (not 'foods' that you actually need) here is a simple warning: probiotics from natural foods are what your body craves...... those probiotics are what your body will understand... they help your body absorb nutrients from food, they are so important, we are learning so much and its just the tip of the iceberg.... that's why everyone is hopping on this train.

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What My Record Collection Has to Do With Nutrition//Birkenstock Folklore

These living foods.... This is not a new trend. Almost all cultures throughout the world intentionally introduce bacteria and/or yeast into their food to transform it into a new food. Because of the Germ Theory of disease introduced by Louis Pasteur, all bacteria became labelled as “bad” and the practice of fermenting food has been almost lost in North America.... we are bringin' it back....

We are all scared of bacteria!

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3 Easy Ways to Get Back to Your Roots

We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.

We want local food. We want artisinally-created foods. We want craft-beer. We want organic food.

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Wicked Warming Tea

In the winter time, we want our hot coffee, or our hot chocolate. Ritual.

I always encourage that we eat and drink foods with less refined (white) sugar.

Always encourage that we eat foods with less chemicals.

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What you NEVER want to see on Food Labels

Just about everyone reads labels now a days - it is a key to eating healthier as it gives you clues as to what is in the food. But how do we know what we are LOOKING for? What is a food label? Here are 2 things you never want to see on your food label.

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Should I still eat BACON?

What's got everyone talking in the nutrition world? Meat. Bacon. and especially - processed meats. Why? Well I’ll tell you how you can still enjoy meat without worrying about the big new cancer scare in the news. It’s all about where you get your meat from.

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Easy Apple Crisp [Recipe]

Most crisps are LOADED with sugar. If I'm going to spend the time baking, I want it to be healthy enough that I can grab it for a quick breakfast. I want my crisp to be healthy and sweet - but not overly sweet. Here’s my go-to super easy apple crisp recipe.

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Easy Tomato Soup [Recipe]

Have you read a can of soup lately? All sorts of weird ingredients that you can't pronounce. Well, maybe its a good time to try making your own soup. Or, how about the best soup ever? That's tomato soup, and I mean real tomato soup.

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Why Fermented Foods are Freakin' Fab

“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....

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