Recipes (98)

24 Feb
The recipe is from my book, Slimming Meals That Heal. It is creamy, slimming and easy to digest*. Serve with gluten free crackers, raw veggies or in a gluten-free salad wrap. Ingredients: 2                 1 lb eggplants  1                 small cloves garlic, chopped 3 tbsp         fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp         organic olive oil 1 tbsp         tahini 1 tsp           unrefined pink or grey salt 1/4 cup       fresh mint, loosely packed 1/4 cup...
23 Feb
For example 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. This recipe is warming and soothing on a cold winter day. It also is packed with stress busting nutrition.  Ingredients: 1 tsp ...
17 Feb
I don’t know about you but regular pancakes made with refined white flour and sugar used to send my blood sugar soaring causing me to crash and burn - hitting the wall before I even got to lunch! These delicious coconut pancakes are packed with protein and sweetened with applesauce and stevia so that you can feel energized all morning. Coconut flour is a terrific slimming substitute for wheat flour because it is gluten-free, high in fibre, high in protein and low in...
15 Feb
I came up with this ultra-simple, but super-satisfying recipe one day when I had a crown of broccoli in the fridge and a house full of hungry people. I threw everything into the blender, and out came a delicious soup that fed everyone in a healthy fashion. Broccoli has an impressive nutritional profile. It benefits digestion, the cardiovascular system and the immune system, and has anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties.  Ingredients: 4 cups   broccoli 1...
13 Feb
One of the most beloved treats as a kid is peanut butter cups. With the ban on peanuts in schools, an entire generation of kids are missing out on this extraordinary comfort food. It is great to know that Hemp Hearts can come to the rescue. You can make your own hemp butter to create a completely safe treat to serve at kid’s parties as Manitoba Harvest processes their hemp in a nut free facility! Ingredients: 1 cup                   coconut oil, warmed to a liquid 1/2 cup          ...
12 Feb
This February has been coldest and snowiest in decades in North America. It is important for us to crank up our internal heat and taste some great aphrodisiacs this Valentines Day to really get us in the mood. An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire! Share this recipe with friends to lift the mood everywhere you go! This recipe freezes really well so make it once and enjoy it all month… unless you can’t resist enjoying them often! Raw chocolate has twice as...
09 Feb
Cocoa is great for energy and mood, and is high in antioxidants. It is being studied for its power to balance hormones, improves stress resistance and promotes fertility. For more information on cocoa, click here. Ingredients: 2/3 cup       raw cocoa or carob powder 2 tsp           Ceylon cinnamon 1/4 tsp        pink rock or grey sea salt 1 cup          nut butter, well stirred 2 tsp           organic vanilla extract 1/4 cup       raw honey 24...
03 Feb
Ginger is all the rage! So many products have been developed that include this ancient herb and with good reason.  For more information, check out my ginger blog. I call these Genny’s Gingers because I created them for my ginger loving grandma, Geneva. Ingredients: 1/2 cup             almond butter* 2 tsp                 ground ginger 1 tbsp               ground cinnamon 2 cups              almond meal 1 tbsp               ground flax meal 6 tbsp...
30 Jan
Here are some tips to help you navigate the buffet table! Don’t arrive hungry: Always have a light, fibre filled snack a few hours before arriving at a party. If you turn up having starved yourself all day, you’re more likely to become a permanent fixture at the buffet table and will almost certainly overindulge when faced with a mountain of delicious food. Things to avoid: Sausage rolls, fried spring rolls and flans. Deep-fried crispy wontons, battered prawns, garlic bread,...
28 Jan
Why is this a Happy Dip? Because it has dopamine boosting ingredients. Bryce Wylde reported, “In a December 2008 study in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, J. Reinholz and colleagues suggest that your brain uses dopamine to tell your body when to stop eating. Low dopamine levels may also play a role in overeating for people with a genetic predisposition to low dopamine levels. And incidentally, an August 2009 article in the European Journal of Neurology, C.G. Bachmann...

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