Blog | #MealsThatHeal
20 Jun
Spinach is the perfect way to green-up your summer menu. Unlike many leafy greens, spinach is sweet and easy to use in any recipe, which is why it’s so popular.  This recipe is perfect for the whole family. It makes a lovely holiday meal that is quick and easy anti-inflammatory breakfast. It is also a perfect appetizer. Cut into 2-inch x 2-inch bites and serve!    Ingredients: 1 cup           green onion, sliced 2 cups         organic baby spinach 1 cup      ...
18 Jun
Spinach is the perfect way to green-up your summer menu. Unlike many leafy greens, spinach is sweet and easy to use in any recipe, which is why it’s so popular. Last year, the United States Department of Agriculture reported more than 60,000 acres of spinach were harvested!    Five reasons why you should add more spinach to your diet: 1. Spinach is an excellent source of calcium: By supplying 100mg of calcium in every 100g serving, spinach is an excellent alternative to...
17 Jun
Spirulina could be called the “King of the Superfoods”. It has some of the most concentrated nutrients you can find per ounce than almost any other food on the planet. But before jumping on the Spirulina bandwagon, there are a few things you should know. Spirulina grows naturally in a few alkaline lakes around the world and has been harvested for thousands of years. The Aztecs & Mayans harvested it from lakes in the Central and South American regions. It is still grown and...
14 Jun
  Intermittent Fasting has been making the headlines recently and with good reason!   With the promise of...  * Reduced blood lipids * Reduced blood pressure * Reduced markers of inflammation * Reduced oxidative stress risk of cancer * Increased cellular repair and growth hormone release * Increased fat burning and blood sugar control ...it is easy to see why many people are trying this ancient health...
13 Jun
  Making homemade strawberry jam is a favourite activity this time of year but most recipes call for high amounts of unnecessary sugar. I love this raw honey sweetened recipe as it preserves all the micro-nutrients, such as Vitamin C, in the berries. You can use frozen berries if fresh is not available in your area. Using ground chia seed as a thickener makes this recipe quick and easy!   *Please note this is a fridge or freezer jam and cannot be kept on the shelf. For...
12 Jun
  If you’re a strawberry addict like me, then this time of year must make you very happy. Local organic strawberries are the best. Unlike their oversized waterlogged conventionally grown cousins that are picked unripe and shipped from far away, berries grown locally can be teeming with flavour.   The common garden strawberry that we find in stores today is actually a hybrid of the French (for flavour) and Argentinean (for size) varieties. In our modern world, we’re...
08 Jun
  Why do I consider these crackers sunny? It's not just about the colour of these bright yellow gems! First off you have the turmeric and ginger which are powerfully anti-inflammatory. Then there are the Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds that helps to reduce inflammation. The combination of all these ingredients makes for healing cracker that can be used to dip into your favourite guacamole recipe. (Click here for mine!)    It may seem like a lot of work to make...
07 Jun
  If you like to take a salad for lunch but don’t have time to prepare it in the morning, try this recipe from my book, Slimming Meals That Heal. 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...
04 Jun
The whole world has gone coconut crazy and there are plenty of reasons why. Let’s take a look at the variety of coconut options and the health benefits associated with them. Check out the research that is putting coconut back on the menu:   1. Coconut oil is the safest oil to use for cooking: Because coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is the least vulnerable of all the dietary oils to oxidation and the formation of free radicals. (1) Consuming oils that have...
31 May
  A fan favourite from my new book Hot Detox, this recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The artichokes contain a substance that can increase the protective mucus that lines the stomach. That is, artichokes can keep the acids that break down our food from creating holes (ulcers) in the stomach lining. Artichokes, leeks, asparagus, arugula and herbs all help to cleanse the liver and bowel. Perfect for your detox! Click here to learn more about Hot Detox!   ...