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.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
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!Read more
Give your body a sugar boost without overstepping the boundary of a healthy glucose level – you hate that feeling of the "crash" after eating sugary treats for that energy surge. But often, it's all around you. Here are foods to add to your diet that give you energy without the crash, and will help you lose weight at the same time....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
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!Read more
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.Read more
Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...Read more
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.Read more