To Cheese, Or Not To Cheese?

Fun fact: While 65% of the population is officially diagnosed with lactose intolerance, some experts believe that we're all at least a little bit lactose intolerant—we just brush off the bloating and gas as a normal part of life.  I remember reading a story about an American family with two boys who were intolerant to lactose. They had moved to ...

An Egg-ceptional Superfood

One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Foodies everywhere, rave about the egg -- but as I'm sure you remember, this wasn't always the case.  Humans have been eating eggs for thousands of years. They’re widely thought of as a good thing, but there are some conflicting opinions out there; many people believe eggs ...

Why Nothing Compares to Fresh Air

Getting out into the wilderness, and the life giving, oxygen-rich air of the forrest, is like nothing else. There are so many benefits to playing outdoors, whether it's a walk in the woods, a swim in the lake, or ocean; even just a stroll down the street.    Here's some of my favourite reasons for sweating it out ...

Raw Zucchini, Carrot + Walla Walla Onion Wraps

Overview These wraps are raw and chock-full of whole food vitamins. You'll just need to pull out your handy dehydrator for this one.  Ingredients 1 small zucchini  3 large carrots  1 small Walla Walla, or other sweet onion variety  1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup fresh parsley  1 cup ground flax  3 garlic cloves a big pinch of sea salt Preparation Method In a food ...

Another Fat Update

Oh, so much controversy. Fats:  Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fat. It can be really confusing.  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid oils in their absolute worst form are those which have been fully or partially hydrogenated. This is a chemical process the factories use to make the oil solidify at room temperature, and make it much more shelf-stable. They start ...

Fire Cider

Overview This stuff is powerful. All that's required is 1 tsp / day to give immunity a boost, and add a natural anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial to your diet. I suggest taking a break from doing anything every, single day - switch up this cider, with thyme or holy basil tea!  I've adapted the original "Fire Cider" recipe ...

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Overview The epitome of simple breakfast food. I haven't met anyone (including kids!) who hasn't loved them. Serves 1 Ingredients 1 large, very ripe banana 2 free-range eggs 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Topping Options  greek yogurt berries, or any fruit  maple syrup, or honey nut butter cinnamon, all-spice, or ground flax seed  Preparation Method Mash banana in a bowl ...

Homemade Chicken Soup w. Seaweed, Reishi Mushroom + Rose hip Broth

Overview This soup starts with an insanely nourishing, herbal infused, medicinal mushroom broth. I added ingredients like reishi mushroom, rose hip, and elderberries; with more traditional seasonings, such as ginger root, rosemary, and of course everyone's favorite, garlic. Feel free to also reserve a bit of broth to freeze - simply pour into ice cube trays ...

Purple Cabbage Crunch

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Overview A perfectly simple recipe thanks to Chelsea @ Meadowseet Yoga & Wellness, in Kimberly, B.C. Ingredients garlic powder turmeric sea salt & pepper a drizzle of raw apple cider vinegar Preparation Method Slice cabbage thinly, and place on baking tray. Sprinkle with above herbs etc. Baked at 350F till soft and crispy.  Ferments Meadowsweet's very own "Warm Joints" Salve Salve Making

Bone Broth w. Chickpea Miso & Chives

Overview This post was inspired by a visit to New York City's bone broth take-out window, Brodo. The recipe has been adapted from Sally Fallon's, Nourishing Traditions (The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition). Ingredients 2 pounds (or more) of any bones from a health source  1 large, white onion 3 large carrots 3 stalks celery  2 T raw apple cider vinegar 3-4 ...