22 Jun
  Thank you to my friend Penny Hopp RHN for this tasty recipe!    "This recipe was adapted from a Banana Lemon Pie recipe from Uncooking with RawRose. It’s really easy to make plus I added some super foods so that your little indulgence is a big hit health-wise."     Ingredients: 3 cups             pecans (or walnuts) 1 1/2 cups       organic raisins                         zest and juice from 2 lemons. 1 tbsp              hemp hearts 1 tbsp  ...
21 Jun
Refined carbohydrates are often called empty calories. Actually, they’re worse than “empty” – they’re comparable to credit cards that create nutritional debt in the body. For example, a teaspoon of white sugar seems harmless – it tastes good and contains only 15 little calories. However, a closer look at the chemistry of its metabolism reveals that a tremendous effort is needed for the body to use those 15 calories as fuel. Sugar robs your body of nutrients in order to process...
20 Jun
  My husband, Alan, went to Italy with an exchange program when he was in high school. While he was there, his surrogate Italian mother taught him how to make the best lasagna you can imagine. I re-created that famous recipe in my book Slimming Meals That Heal, keeping the flavour but cutting the carbs and high-fat cheese. I use zucchini in place of wheat pasta and the result is not only delicious, it’s healthy! The presence of anti-inflammatory carotenoids like lutein,...
19 Jun
One of the tastiest vegetables to enjoy this time of year is the summer squash. The soft and delicate nature of this squash is distinguished from the more familiar, harder winter squashes (butternut, acorn, spaghetti) as their rinds are edible. For this reason it has a much shorter shelf life. Popular summer squash varieties include pattypan squash (scallop or sunburst squash), yellow crookneck squash, yellow summer squash and the ever popular zucchini (courgette). My personal...
15 Jun
Another fan favourite from the Healthy Gourmet Show, this crispy salad is perfect from a hot summer day. Jicama (pronounced HE-kuh-muh) is a root vegetable that is popular in Mexico. It tastes like a potato crossed with water chestnut and pear, and it is super low in calories (1 cup contains 46 calories and 6 whopping grams of fibre).  It is high in beta-carotene, B complex, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and potassium. Its sweet flavour comes from the fructo-oligosaccharide also known...
14 Jun
  People are always telling me they miss their bread so when I saw that Sara Britton of My New Roots had come up with this brilliant life changing loaf, I had to try it. I have adapted it by replacing the rolled oats with quinoa flakes and swapping out the maple syrup with coconut nectar. It really can be difficult to give up the wheat bread we all grew up on and so when you discover a recipe for a loaf like this it truly is life changing! It is delicious toasted so you can...
13 Jun
  My Strawberry Rhubarb Flax Jam recipe is very popular but many people ask if they can use chia seed instead of flax. The result? My Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam! You can use frozen berries if fresh are not available in your area. Please note this is a fridge or freeze jam and cannot be kept on the shelf. For more info on the nutritional benefits of strawberries, click here.   Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam   Ingredients: 1lb (3 cups)   fresh organic...
12 Jun
  If you’re a strawberry addict like me, then this time of year must make you very happy. Local organic strawberries are the best. Unlike their oversized waterlogged conventionally grown cousins that come from places like California, berries grown locally can teeming with flavour. The common garden strawberry that we find in stores today is actually a hybrid of the French (for flavour) and Argentinean (for size) varieties. In our modern world, we’re accustomed to strawberries...
09 Jun
  This salad recipe is from my second book, Slimming Meals That Heal. It is a great departure from the standard Caesar Salad offering with Parmesan cheese, a dressing high in fat and salty croutons. It can be served to anyone with lactose intolerance as the fiber from the celery mixed with the dates gives the dressing a creamy texture without dairy. The raw garlic is a sure-fire way to boost your immune system and protect yourself from catching the latest virus going...
09 Jun
  This recipe has all the addictive flavour of bacon without the nitrates and grease. If you don’t want to make it, it is available both in health food stores and online here. Try it on my Vegan Caesar Salad as featured on the Marilyn Denis Show! Ingredients: 2 tbsps   wheat-free tamari or coconut aminos 1 tbsp     pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp    smoked paprika 3 cups    large flaked coconut  pinch      unrefined sea salt   Directions: 1....

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