Bulk & Store: chicken

We visited my mom and her friend recently and they had roasted a whole chicken on the BBQ for supper. I always buy chicken in pieces. But when I think about it, why? It’s expensive. I guess there are times when you want just boneless skinless breast meat, sure, but it’s not always necessary. My…

Bulk & Store: herbs

I’ve been learning a lot about food. Since turning *cough*forshy*cough* I’ve been more interested in gardening (not yet successful, but there’s still hope), organic and local foods, and more recently bulk buying and food storage. My freezer is my new best friend. How I didn’t realize this before is beyond me! But hey, we have…

Being present helps digestion

How often do you pay attention to the food you’re eating? During meals do you pay attention to other things? TV, podcasts, scrolling through Facebook? How would things be different if you paid attention to your food? Healthy digestion is the most important aspect to achieve a healthy body. Have you noticed the smell of…

Cooking lessons, a new adventure

My son moved out from home a year ago. Wow, already… I should mention he moved half way across the country (where his sister lives also). Unfortunately, our very excitedly planned visit in March, was met with COVID-19 chaos and sadly the trip was cancelled. We are waiting — impatiently — for a chance to…

Food Combining Meal Ideas 10

As promised here are some new properly combined meal ideas to help support healthy digestion. As it’s been a while, if you’re wondering what the heck is food combining? Check out my post here for details. Starch: Fresh corn off the cob and carrots from the local farmer’s market, with potato salad also including fresh…

Eye opener: There isn’t just one solution.

I have started listening to a podcast called Today is the Day with (Canadian) wife and husband team, Meghan Telpner, nutritionist, and Josh Gitalis, Functional Medicine Practitioner. I’m getting a lot of practical and useful nutritional information from them and recommend giving them a listen. Their audience would be for those interested in down to…

Food Combining Meal Ideas 9

Here’s a few more properly combined meal ideas. The first one was from a restaurant visit with a friend! (Above) Neutral: I enjoyed lunch out with a friend at a new restaurant in the Forks Market building (Winnipeg), called Pessero. Wow! I will go back. You can properly food combine while eating out. This meal…

Recipe: Sundried-Tomato Vegan Pasta Sauce

This is a keeper, the best pasta sauce I have ever made! Rich and flavourful, your taste buds will dance! Ingredients 1 medium to large yellow onion, chopped 2 tbsp Tuscan olive oil 1 green pepper, chopped 1 c fresh white or button mushrooms, sliced or large chunks 3 cloves garlic, minced or 2 tbsp…

Easy Swap: rice to cauliflower rice

There are some challenges when converting to a properly food combined meal plan when you’re accustomed to a Western diet. I was at Costco recently and found “cauliflower rice” and thought, perfect, a “rice” that we can have with protein meals. I used it in a stir-fry recipe and I couldn’t believe it – I…

Recipe: Zucchini Hazelnut Flatbread

So delicious, this will be made again and again! (I adapted this recipe from the Centr app meal plan.) It’s like a pizza, yet nothing like a pizza, but the kids called it “pizza,” so whatever gets them to eat it! The flavours meld together into something exotic and satisfying, you must try this. Makes…