Recipes (113)

23 Jul
  Thanks to Jenny Travens for this tasty guest blog!   When the weather starts to heat up, it's like my body gets taken over by body snatchers. The foods my body craves becomes completely different! It's so interesting to me how the body changes - from craving those hearty, warm foods in the winter months to wanting nothing but light, cooler foods in the summer.   I'll come right out and admit that I am one of the last people who will ever say that she loves...
17 Jul
  A few weeks ago I posted my Strawberry Rhubarb Flax Jam that became very popular! Many people ask if they could use chia seed instead of flax instead so I thought I would post my recipe for a Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam. Enjoy! You can use frozen berries if fresh are no longer available in your area.  For more info on the nutritional benefits of strawberries, click here.   Raw Strawberry Chia Fridge Jam   Ingredients: 1lb (3 cups)     fresh organic...
14 Jul
  This popular Chinese green vegetable is a member of the cabbage family, but resembles romaine lettuce more than the standard coleslaw ingredient. In this stir-fry recipe, this green veggie—paired with shitake mushrooms, a sweet Asian dressing and lots of red pepper—takes on a sweetness without dominating. To find out more about the health benefits of Bok Choy, click here.   Ingredients:    1 Tbs         organic coconut oil 
 1                onion, coarsely...
07 Jul
If you like key lime pie, you are going to love this shake. It will provide your body with electrolyte minerals like potassium and magnesium, which help to regulate many functions in the body – from the amount of water you retain to the acidity (pH) of your blood. Electrolyte minerals also help to keep your muscles working properly, making this a great shake to enjoy before or after a workout!  Ingredients: 1/2                 ripe avocado (about 1/3 cup) 3 cups        ...
30 Jun
  The avocado, hazelnuts, flax or hemp oil in this recipe provide all the vitamin E your adrenals could want in one meal. Your adrenals store the highest concentration of vitamin E of all your organs, which shows the importance of this antioxidant for maintaining stress resilience.   This delicious salad delivers the medicinal properties of umeboshi plums, which have been used as digestive and adrenal tonics in Asian traditional medicine for centuries. Umeboshi plums,...
24 Jun
The local organic strawberries are flowing and I just love buying flats of these jewels to create new recipes.    My mom and I went strawberry picking this week 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 that helps...
16 Jun
Looking for a festive non-alcoholic drink to share at a party? The ingredients in this recipe will have your adrenals so pumped, you’ll feel a natural energy “high” and you won’t miss the alcohol. Maca is typically found in the Andes, at a high location where the land is barren and weather conditions extreme. These harsh conditions contain very high mineral content that translates into maca root being very high in nutrients, qualifying it as a superfood. An adaptogen is a...
26 May
By mixing a bean with a grain you create a dish that is a complete protein - an excellent vegetarian replacement for meat that is extremely low in saturated fat. Millet is a great gluten-free grain that is a good source of most B-vitamins and a 1/2 cup (125 mL) provides more than 20 percent of your daily need of iron, magnesium, and zinc. Millet is one of the most inexpensive ingredients you can work with, priced out at about 30 cents for a 1 cup serving.   Ingredients:...
22 May
  Wild leeks, commonly known as ramps, are quickly becoming a culinary delicacy in Canada. With a flavour best described as green onion with a strong garlic smell, ramps are used in many springtime recipes such as soup and egg dishes, or pickled and used in salads, but ramps can substitute for onion or garlic in any dish. Wild leeks are a perennial plant that grow in old woods and ravines, so if you are lucky enough to find a growth area, you can keep going back to it year after...
20 May
  This recipe is healthy enough to be a breakfast bar on days when you don’t have enough time to eat a sit-down meal. The cinnamon and seeds nicely balance the higher glycemic index of the rice syrup and quinoa. You can stick with the classic vanilla flavour or make them with a snap of mint!   Ingredients: 1/2 cup      almond or hazelnut butter 1/2 cup      brown rice syrup 1 tsp          pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup      finely chopped dried...

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