Recipe: Dragon sKale Green Smoothie

I was thinking the other day that the people who have the job picking paint colour names or nail polish names have a fun and creative job. I decided I to take the opportunity to be creative with the names of my smoothies! I tried a wonderful combination of fruit and veggies for a brunch…

Recipe: Avocado Flatbread & Vindaloo Chickpeas

That flatbread is green. You may be noticing that first. Yep, it’s green. And. It tastes amazing! I got the original recipe from Cook with Kushi. However, I made several accommodations, so find I used the original more as inspiration and feel comfortable posting my version. Avocado Flatbread/Chapati Ingredients: 2 small or 1 large avocado…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 5

I have another week of meal idea fun to share with you. So let’s get right to it. Starch: Vegan chili and garlic marble rye toast with a sprinkle of non-dairy Parmesan cheese. Starch: The kids wanted quesadillas, so I went on a hunt for a non-cheese recipe. Found it on Yup! It’s Vegan! I…

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 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…

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…

7 observations about intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is having a period of time fasting from food every day. Timings are somewhat flexible, but usually fall within a 12 to 16 hours range. The benefits of fasting: Using up excess stores that your body may have collected during the day. Reducing caloric intake. Creates healthier eating habits, by reducing evening snacking….

The NO FOOD ZONE

I’ve started intermittent fasting. More details on this in a future post. However, one of the key steps I needed to help me be successful was to create a NO FOOD ZONE. We made an “oasis” in our bedroom, where my husband and I can hang out, watch TV, I focus on whatever project currently…

Is tracking calories necessary?

The debate is big on this one, and has been for years — should you track calories? For the most part, no. It’s not necessary if you eat a mostly whole foods diet with lots of vegetables, leafy greens and fruit, nuts and seeds. However, having said that, I do track my calories, lightly. Using…