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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Fruit is nature's way of protecting us from the abundance of sun. Fruit's loaded with anti-oxidants which naturally protect our skin from the suns' rays. Here's my top 7 favourite Okanagan summer foods, with fruit taking home the gold.Read More
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….Read More
With the Okanagan summer fires that often come our way, you may not have the awesome bonfire you crave. But this doesn't mean you have to skip out on the fun and experience of camping. Here’s how to eat clean while camping - it can so be done (and feels GREAT!)Read More
Start your spring time with these nutrient-packed foods that are coming into season now. The benefits of stocking up on the fruits and veggies that are the first to arrive in your farmers' market are amazing: They’re sold at optimum freshness—having been grown locally rather than shipped from another continent —which means they'll have a higher nutrient content too! Stock up on my 7 go-to picks below to help cleanse up before the heat!Read More
A beloved Penticton bakery has announced its closure due to the ALS diagnosis of its owner, Benjamin Manea. Ben has built a loyal following over the past decade with his long-fermented breads at Walla Artisan Bakery and Cafe in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton. He summed up the “unexpected development” with a Yiddish saying, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Here are 7 life lessons you need to know - from the baking connoisseur.Read More
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.Read More
Responsibility, education, bacon and thanking you for 6 years of business. Your support means the world to me - and because of people like you I get to continue doing the work that I love in the world. I get to help people feel better. I get to coach and empower people to start making changes and I get to brew my magical tonic that I love - Experience Kombucha. Thank you from the bottom of me food-loving heart....Read More
Better skin starts not with expensive cleansers and other beauty products, but from within. For overall better skin health, I find these 7 strategies can help my clients tremendously....Read More
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....Read More
Jean came to me as many of my female clients do: overweight, low energy and wanting to feel healthier and slimmer. She was a busy woman and had 50 pounds extra to lose. Read about how Jean not only lost weight, but also quit coffee, cleared up her skin, got a new job + completely transformed her life using nutrition.....
Gene came to me as many of my retired senior clients do: with digestive issues and taking many different medications. How Gene with support was able to quit KFC along with many other benefits....
Breakfast. Even rock stars do it. The best way to start your day.
That's what they say, anyway. It's meant to be done right. Let me show you how...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
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.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.Read More
When I studied nutrition I dreamed about being able to purchase a box of beautiful, fresh organic food to be delivered to my door, but the price was always too costly in Vancouver, and I was a student. (I didn't have much juggling room... and by 'not much' I meant zero juggling room.)
Flash forward life and we received our first box out of Okanagan Falls from a snazzy team of awesome organic food providers.....Read More
I had too many apricots....so I made a preserved fruit leather! Any fruit combination you want is possible with the magic of blenders and dehydrators...Read More