The Art of Eating Real Food

Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan Sounds easy enough, right? I completely understand that this isn't always the case. First rule, don't beat yourself up over your food choices. You're simply doing the best you can. We've got a lot of obstacles to navigate our way around in this modern day world: limited ...

Simple Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  Overview An excellent, healthy addition to any green salad.  Ingredients 1/4 cup unpasteurized apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon unpasteurized honey 1/3 teaspoon thyme, dried a generous pinch of freshly ground pepper 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Preparation Method In a small bowl, whisk together: apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, thyme, sea salt, pepper + honey. Slowly add 3/4 cup extra-virgin ...

Oven Roasted Garlic

When you roast garlic, it becomes so sweet and delicious. Think of a caramelized onion kind of flavour. Here's a really simple to way to both roast garlic bulbs (for spreading onto pretty much anything, even dark chocolate), to making a garlicky infused olive oil for salad dressings, veggie bakes + sautés. Ingredients 1 or many more ...

Zucchini Pasta with Basil, Yogurt + Garlic

Overview You can have your cake, and eat it too! This veggie pasta is as satisfying as the real thing. Or maybe more! All you need is a handy spiralizer to make these beautiful noodles from zucchini.  Ingredients 5 medium zucchini 2 ounces parmesan cheese, cut into chunks, optional  2 cloves of garlic sea salt+pepper, to taste  a pinch of red hot chili ...

Roasted Squash, Carrot + Coconut Soup

Overview Soups are so simple to make. Feel free to experiment and add more, or less, of anything you choose. I never make the exact same soup twice, as I'm always changing something about the original recipe.  Ingredients 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil 1 large white onion, roughly chopped  4 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated ½ tsp sea salt 4 ...

Shredded Carrot ‘n’ Zucchini Salad with Walnuts & Mint

Overview This salad is so refreshing. I also like dishes that take pretty much no time to make. This is one of them. Feel free to add chickpeas or free-range chicken for extra protein. Ingredients 2 cups carrot, grated 2 cups zucchini, grated 1 yellow pepper, finely sliced 1/2 cup walnuts 3 Tbsp hemp seeds a generous handful fresh mint Dressing 1 cup cold pressed ...

Creamy Dreamy Cashew Sauce

Overview This stuff is great; goes on any salad, stir-fry, baked root veggie dish, or acts as the prefect dipping sauce. It's vegan, high in B-vitamsin (due to the Nutritional yeast) and will impress your guests with it's creamy, dairy-like flavour.  Ingredients 1/5 c. raw cashews, soaked overnight 2 c. water 3 Tbsp Nutritional yeast 1 Tbsp sweet onion powder 2 Tbsp ...

Garden Fresh Salsa

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Overview You don't have to have garden ripened tomatoes to make your own fresh salsa. Use a base of organic tomatoes from the grocery store, and add anything else you like. I've found mango, and pineapple to be some of the best additions to a spicy homemade salsa. Here's one of my favourite versions.  Ingredients 6 large, organic ...

Spring Eating

Spring brings with it lots of growth and changing energy. The wind carries scents of melting snow, warming soil, and emerging plants. Ayurveda In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, this idea is related to the principle of ‘vata’, pronounced with a ‘w’ sound. Vata encompasses the wind, which is also present in the autumn. Unlike the ...

Sautéed Cabbage with Eggs & Sauerkraut

Overview If I were stuck on a desert island and I could only bring 3 foods, one of them would be cabbage. Ample proof is available showing cabbage to have more medicinal value than any other natural food. It helps heal stomach ulcers and may help prevent cancer. Colon, prostate, and breast cancer risk are minimized with ...