Recipes (122)

27 Aug
    Here's a pesto that will please your taste buds while it crushes your cravings. Ingredients: 2 cups                fresh basil
 1/2 cup              hemp hearts (can also use sunflower seeds if hemp is unavailable)
 1/2 cup              olive oil
 3-4 tbsp             lemon juice
 3 cloves             garlic
 ½ to 1 tsp          pink rock or grey sea salt

 Directions: 1. Put all ingredients in a food processor. 2. Blend on...
25 Aug
You might be inclined to keep your distance from those gnarly looking tomatoes with the quirky names showing up more often in grocery stores and at farmers’ markets, but as a nutritionist I implore you to give heirloom tomatoes a try. Click this link for more on the health benefits of tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes are loaded with health benefits that can, among many other things, reduce stress and strengthen your bones. And don’t be afraid of the heirloom’s odd shapes and diverse...
21 Aug
  If you have a big event planned, this is the perfect beverage to help you reduce any excess water weight. The parsley, cucumber and celery all work as diuretic. The lemon and ginger are powerfully anti-inflammatory and add a great zing to the smoothie.   Ingredients: 2 cups        parsley, chopped 2 cups        cucumber, chopped 3 tbsp         lemon juice 1                 apple, chopped 1                 celery stick ¼ tsp          ginger...
20 Aug
Beet salad in anti-inflammatory! Beets are one of the best plant sources of betaine (129 mg per 100 g serving), which lowers C-reactive protein levels, a marker of heart disease and chronic inflammation. Pea sprouts are high in beta carotene and vitamin A. Retinol, which is an active form of vitamin A, plays a pivotal role in the development of our immune cells, which fight off foreign invaders that cause inflammation. For more information on the nutritional benefits of beets, click...
18 Aug
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 Aug
  Most fruit cheesecake’s are full of sugar, red dye and unhealthy fats. This recipe contains honey (a natural immune booster), coconut oil (a rich source of Medium Chain Triglycerides), and mineral rich nuts. This triple power combination delivers sustained energy and nerve supportive B-vitamins.    Ingredients:   Crust:  2 1/2 cups       walnuts  1/4 tsp             grey sea salt  1/4 cup            honey 1 tsp                ground...
13 Aug
This side dish is extremely easy and fast. It also is tasty marinated over a day or two so it is nice for entertaining. For more information on the health benefits of summer squash, click here. Ingredients: 6 cups     pattypan squash, thinly sliced 2 tbsp      organic coconut oil
 2 cups     mushrooms, sliced 4 cups     cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups     red pepper, sliced 1 cup       dill weed, finely chopped 1/3 cup    mustard ½ tsp      ...
11 Aug
  Don’t spray your backyard with pesticides! Instead, collect those abundant dandelion leaves and make a salad that helps cleanse your liver and kidneys. Combine dandelion leaves with sweet pear or apple, neutralizes dandelion's bitterness. Both coffee and chocolate are bitter flavours that we enjoy when we combine them with a sweet flavour, so remember to use the same strategy when preparing bitter salad greens.   Ingredients: 2 cups          chopped dandelion...
10 Aug
  This Healthy Gourmet fan favourite is a real treat during the hot summer months. You can catch Healthy Gourmet on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Check the schedule here. For more information on the health benefits of Asparagus and Avocado, click the hyperlinked words.   Ingredients:  2 bunches            asparagus 1                          mango, diced 1                          avocado, diced 1 head                 butter lettuce, cleaned and...
06 Aug
  Too many zucchini’s in the garden? Summer squash is one of the tastiest vegetables to enjoy in North America this time of year.  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...

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