Why Master Cleanse?

I love learning “why” about things. For years, over a decade now, I’ve read about the importance of the “master cleanse,” a lemon drink taken first thing in the morning. Usually it’s part of a detox regime, but not always. I’ve enjoyed a master cleanse in fits and starts, not ever really making a serious…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 4

This week I had some repeat meals from prior weeks, so I haven’t pictured those. I must say, avocado on hummus or baba gannouj on a plain rice cake, has become one of my favourite lunches! Also, the last couple of days, with the weather becoming milder, I am trying to put more emphasis on…

What is holistic nutrition?

I’ve been taking a course to become a holistic nutritionist, and so many of my posts have included information I’m learning as I study. It dawned on me recently, that I don’t think I ever defined “holistic nutrition.” Holistic nutrition is a well-rounded focus to find optimum health by natural means. “Holistic” or “well-rounded” meaning…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 3

This week, as the weather finally warms up, my desire to focus on more raw vegan recipes starts to inspire some creative lunches. Below: Starch: I made a raw vegan vegetable “paté”, a blend of sunflower seeds, brazil nuts and cashews with whatever veggies I had on hand – red pepper, green onion, tomatoe, spinach……

Recipe: Green Nourishment Smoothie

Here’s a new green smoothie recipe for you. If you’re new to adding greens to your smoothies, start with a little and work your way up over time. I’m way ahead of my husband in this category. As he put it, “This is good, but more of a sipper than a gulper.” Ha! Well that’s…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 2

I am happy to say I was much more diligent about taking photos of our properly food combined meals this week. Above: Protein: Bar B Q’d chicken thighs. We had Greek, vindaloo, and Korean BBQ flavours. Roasted veggie fries and broccoli coleslaw. I will be posting my recipe for the veggie fries, they turned out…

Accepting a “new normal.”

I’d gotten it figured out, you know. Finally found that thing, that thing that worked, that thing I’d stuck with. CrossFit. . .. And then a pandemic came along and, well, I usually sabotage myself when I’m feeling successful at getting to a workout routine, but I wasn’t expecting Covid-19. Was anybody? Of course not….

Food Combined Meal Ideas

A couple of posts ago, I shared that we are taking food combining quite seriously in our home. And, as promised, I said I was going to post some meal ideas. I thought the easiest way to do this would be to keep track of what we eat each week and post some of our…

The Value of a Pause Before a Meal

Pay attention for the next few meals how you eat. Is your body actually hungry? Do you use smell a delicious meal or piece of cut fruit before you eat it? Are your eyes tantalized by the colours on your plate, or maybe a well-thought presentation? How does your meal taste on your tongue? Do…

Food combining, isn’t that a fad diet?

One of the items on the list of 10 components of a healthy diet is food combining. As I study, several of my textbooks reference the importance of food combining on our digestive system which has a direct affect on our health. Some of you may have heard of Suzanne Somer’s “Somersizing”… she was food…