Recipes (164)

05 May
    Guacamole First! My personal trainer Taevan Gangnier has been in the kitchen again, whipping me up some tasty food while I am on a detox cleanse. If you have an issue with tomato due to a sensitivity to solanine, it can be omitted from the guacamole without loosing the great flavour. We love using guacamole to top just about everything! Ingredients: 2                   avocados 1                   limes, juiced 1 small        ...
04 May
  This Healthy Gourmet fan favourite is a real treat during the hot summer months. For more information on the health benefits of Asparagus and Avocado, click the links.   Ingredients:  2 bunches            asparagus 1                          mango, diced 1                          avocado, diced 1 head                 butter lettuce, cleaned and ripped ½                         red onion, sliced thin   Dressing: ½                  ...
29 Apr
The local organic strawberries will be flowing soon and I just love buying flats of these jewels to create new recipes.    Last year my mom and I went strawberry picking as we wanted to make some honey sweetened jam. She was out of the chia seed I would normally use as a binder, so I decided to put some flax seeds into a coffee grinder to grind them into a super fine powder. The homemade flax powder worked great!    Pectin, Flax, Chia - all of these contain fibre...
26 Apr
This healthy chicken recipe, from my book Meals That Heal Inflammation, proves you can have all the taste and crunch without the unhealthy trans fats, gluten and sugar of standard chicken fingers. Serve with my apple dipping sauce!     Ingredients: 1 tsp               virgin coconut oil 3/4 cup           finely crushed whole grain, gluten-free crackers 1 lb                 skinless and boneless, organic chicken breast 1 tbsp             chopped fresh...
19 Apr
  Hemp is brimming with stress busting nutrients. Many women use hemp hearts to help with hormonal imbalances that cause menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and depression. It is also helpful for PMS symptoms due to its GLA and magnesium content. Hemp’s zinc content is also fantastic to assure healthy hormone production. It also is packed with stress busting nutrition.    Ingredients: 1 tsp              ginger 1/4 tsp          ...
13 Apr
Kale chips make a great replacement for potato or corn chips when you are having a craving. If you have one serving (2 cups) of these crispy delights from my book Meals That Heal Inflammation and you are consuming 300 mg of calcium, or the equivalent of a full cup of milk. Kale has lower levels of oxalic acid, allowing its calcium to be more bioavailable than spinach. Ingredients: 2 heads (10 cups)         green curly kale, washed, large stems removed, torn into bite size...
08 Apr
Sesame seeds are packed with phytosterols. In fact, they have the highest amount of all the nuts and seeds. Phytosterols and cholesterol are similar in structure so that they are absorbed through the same mechanisms. Only so many of these molecules can can be absorbed. When your diet is high in phytosterols, you absorb less cholesterol. This can lead to lower LDL (or, “bad”) cholesterol levels and and a reduced risk of heart disease. When eaten in their whole state, sesame seeds are...
07 Apr
  This easy to prepared family dinner from Slimming Meals That Heal will please everyone at the table. The recipe calls for 2 cups of parsley, making it an ultimate anti-inflammatory meal! Parsley contains a volatile oil called eugenol that has been shown in studies to have strong anti-inflammatory as well as anti-arthritic properties and can significantly suppress swelling in the joints.    Ingredients: 6            chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 2...
04 Apr
  You don’t need to be trekking through the forest to enjoy a good trail mix. It is a great snack to have on hand any time you need an energy boost, whether you are on the go in the city or on a hike in the woods. The main recipe for this trail mix, from my book Slimming Meals That Heal, is savory, with the anti-inflammatory spices turmeric, coriander and cumin. The variation is a sweet one, with cinnamon, cacao and coconut sugar.    Ingredients: 2 tbsp   ground...
30 Mar
  This zesty recipe has all the fun of an Asian Noodle House without the gluten. It is packed full of anti-inflammatory ingredients that are sure to satisfy. The Avocado Ginger Sauce also makes a tasty topper on salads or yummy dipping sauce with raw veggies. For more info on the benefits of ginger, click here and avocado, click here.   Ingredients: 2 tsp          ginger root, minced  1                shallot, minced 1                lime, zest and...

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