Recipes (153)

04 Feb
  My trip to Hawaii’s amazing organic farmer’s markets inspired me to create this tropical dream cake topped with some of the exotic fruit of the islands. This raw ‘cheese’ cake can be topped with any type of fresh berries but it is fun to use some of the unusual fruits you might see in your local grocery store. For more information on Hawaiian fruits, check out this blog.   Ingredients:   Crust: 2 1/2 cups    walnuts or pecans 1/4 tsp        ...
27 Jan
  Dandelion greens are excellent for you! Though many people know of the health benefits of eating these nutrient dense weeds, they shy away from the bitter taste. The younger the leaf, the less bitter it will be but there is no denying dandelions have a strong taste. Fortunately this taste can be mitigated. Similar to rapini, dandelion is particularity tasty with coconut oil and garlic. The trick is to cook the garlic on a low heat so it slowly caramelizes into a sweet accent...
25 Jan
  My sister Lynn is allergic to eggs and she follows a paleo diet so muffins are usually off the menu. At one point she owned a bakery so muffins and cookies were a big part of her life. When she learned about substituting eggs with ground chia seeds, she went back into the kitchen to experiment. I think you will agree that her results are very tasty! For more information about chia, check out this link. Ingredients: 1/4 cup    ground chia seed  2/3 cup  ...
21 Jan
A salad without dressing is almost unthinkable. But often your healthy bowl of greens is not well served by commercial dressings filled with unhealthy ingredients such as white sugar, white vinegar, poor quality refined oils and a load of preservatives and flavour enhancers. With your next salad, try one of my 3 super healthy dressings that are packed with health benefits. Orange, Poppy and Hemp Dressing
 1/4 cup    organic fresh squeezed orange juice
 2 tsp      ...
18 Jan
  Why is this soup anti-inflammatory? The Job’s tears look and taste like barley but don’t contain the inflammatory protein gluten. They are a popular allergy remedy in Asia and studies on mice show that they can suppress allergic reactions and balance the immune system. Quinoa is rich in magnesium that helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Spinach and mushrooms are an...
11 Jan
Shiitake mushrooms are effective in protecting liver cells from toxins. Considering the liver is our major detox organ, it’s a great idea to give it the help it needs by including shiitake into our diet. Fresh shiitakes are becoming a common supermarket item, while dried ones are usually available in natural food stores. They have a meaty texture and add lots of flavour to gravy, soups and stir-fries. For more information on shiitake, click here. Ingredients: 8 cups      ...
07 Jan
This energizing yet detoxifying soup is super fast and easy and yet it tastes gourmet! Celery contains a phytonutrient called polyacetylene, which has been shown to provide relief from inflammation-rooted conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Ingredients: 2 cups             chopped beets 1 cup               chopped apple 2 cups             chopped celery 2 cloves           garlic, chopped 2 cups             chopped carrots 4...
06 Jan
  Popularized in India, spiced chai is a great source of antioxidants and nutrients that support digestion. Often served with milk and honey, chai can be served hot or cool. Traditional blends use a mixture of sweet and zesty spices such as cinnamon, ginger root, cardamom and cloves. Each of these ingredients heals digestion and, as a result, reduces inflammation. Try my non-caffeinated version below!   Ingredients: 7 cups    water 1 Tbsp    fennel or...
04 Jan
This recipe was developed by my nephew Kaydn as a special holiday treat. It is a cross between a frozen chocolate ice-cream and a dark fudge brownie. Everyone at our New Years party raved about it. Keep it frozen and allow it to thaw for about 5 minutes just prior to serving. This will make the slicing easier. Ingredients: 398ml can     coconut milk, full-fat 1 tsp              pink sea salt 1 tbs              organic vanilla extract 1/2 cup          raw...
01 Jan
  If you like to take a salad for lunch but don’t have time to prepare it in the morning, I have the solution for you. By using a mason jar and putting the dressing in first, you can make salads ahead of time. When you are ready to eat, just give the salad a shake and enjoy. Feel free to change up the ingredients of the salad. Just remember to always place the greens at the top of the jar to keep them from coming into contact with the dressing.   Ingredients: 4 tbsp...

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