Apr 022017
 

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Are you a breakfast eater?  Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater?

Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods.  Maybe you don’t have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings – who doesn’t ever run short on time in the mornings?

 

Maybe you’re ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.

 

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Oct 092014
 

TOP 10 REASONS TO ADD JUICING AND SMOOTHIES TO YOUR DAY!

 

 

  1. Increases the greens in your diet, this will provide you with more chlorophyll, plant-based protein and Vitamin C – all of which are beneficial for healing and building your immunity
  2. Increases the raw food consumption into your diet which improves health, boosts immune power, improves mental clarity and slows aging.
  3. Provides your body with much needed live enzymes.
  4. Easier to consume than copious amounts of solid vegetables and fruits which will ensure that you are meeting your required amounts and make up for the intake that may have lacked in the past.
  5. Green juices provide the body with an abundance of antioxidants which will fortify your immune system and stop your bodies rusting from the inside out.
  6. Balances your pH level which will keep you in optimal health
  7. Gives your digestive system a break (easy to assimilate and eliminate!)
  8. The magnesium and chlorophyll provided in the drinks soothes and calms the nervous system and minimizes stress in the body.
  9. It’s fun, inexpensive, and it’s for the whole family!
  10. Forms a great habit of eating greens which after a few weeks, most people start to crave.

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Oct 062014
 

Savory Coconut Curry with Mixed Fall Vegetables

fall veggies Using whatever fall vegetables you have on hand, get creative and enjoy this lovely warming curry on a lovely fall or winter day! Inspired by Heather as we were discussing what she had made for dinner one night before her training session with me!  Couldn’t resist how wonderful it sounded so I wanted to share it with you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cups cauliflower, bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup broccoli, bite sized pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper, bite sized pieces
  • ½ – 1 cup fennel, bite sized pieces
  • 1-2 cups chopped beet tops, kale, Swiss chard, spinach – any green that you would like
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 -2 tsp each of turmeric, cumin, curry power
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh cilantro or 1-2 tsp dried coriander
  • 3 bulbs of garlic crushed
  • ¼” to ½” piece of ginger crushed with garlic press or chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons nuts of choice (optional) but gives it a nice crunch
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1-2 tsp honey

Add coconut oil to frying pan and let melt. Add onions and let soften for about 5 minutes.  Add the rest of your vegetables except the greens (save until the end).

Add the turmeric, curry powder, cumin and dried coriander if using (save fresh for the last step). Mix with vegetables.

Add garlic and ginger- stir for 2 minutes to integrate all the flavours!

Smells delicious!!

Add the can of coconut milk, raisins, nuts, honey and let simmer until desired tenderness of vegetables!

Almost finished!

Add fresh cilantro and greens and wilt for a couple of minutes.

Enjoy

Serve on a bed of rice or quinoa with some spaghetti squash or sweet potato!!  YUMMY!!

Looking for other FALL meal ideas…..

Piri Piri Veg and Chicken

Curried Vegetable Pot Pies

Chickpea Croquettes

Vegetarian Chili with Tea Biscuits

Black Bean Sliders

Sesame Ginger Stirfry

What are you making with all of your Fall produce?

Jun 022014
 

Raw Coconut Curry Sauce with Steamed Vegetables

Inspired from Jenny Ross – Raw Basics

 

Coconut Curry sauce with Brown Rice and Veg!

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (soaked for 30minutes)
  • 1 tablespoon raw coconut butter
  • 1 pitted date
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 2 cups coconut water OR 2 cups coconut milk

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May 192014
 

Mixed Vegetable Seaweed Rolls with Sesame Dipping Sauce

I bought seaweed and it sat unused for a long time.  I eventually started by putting a piece of Kombu in soups or when I was boiling water or making rice to increase the nutritional value.

I like sushi, which uses Nori wraps but I couldn’t get myself to make anything with seaweed at home.  Then one day, I was ready and after reading many recipes I found this one by Ani Phyo in her book Ani’s Raw Food Detox.

It is super simple to make and super delicious.

ani nori wrap (1)

  • 2 nori sheets, raw and untoasted preferably
  • 2 tbsp miso, unpasteurized, any colour
  • 2 cups sprouts, any type
  • ½ c sliced avocado
  • ¼ c julienned cucumbers
  • ¼ julienned or shredded carrots
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)

Spread miso on the ½ of the nori sheet. Layer the sprouts, avocado, cucumber and carrots on the miso. Roll it tightly.

ani nori wrap

Serve with Sesame Dipping Sauce

  •  1 tbsp nama shoyu or tamari
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil, organic
  • 1 tsp sliced scallions or onions
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)

Whisk everything together.

What great dishes do you make with seaweed?