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Grain Salad with Prunes Recipe

Grain Salad with Prunes Recipe

Prunes are making a comeback, and not just in your grandma’s pantry! Great for bone health and full of fibre, California prunes are such a simple way to add a little natural sweetness to your grain salads. Below is a quick little recipe I created; it’s so tasty that you may want to double it.

What's the Scoop on Vanilla Prices Skyrocketing?!

What's the Scoop on Vanilla Prices Skyrocketing?!

You've probably heard that vanilla bean prices have skyrocketed in the last couple of months. You may have even taken a hit if you're purchasing them for your bakery/store/company or simply an ice-cream lover. The cost of this major food staple has been on the rise for years, but we're feeling the spike more than ever. What used to be roughly $40 USD for a kilogram back in 2011 is now $700 USD -- a whopping 20x increase in price! But why is this happening?

Tropical Summer Salsa Recipe

Tropical Summer Salsa Recipe

This Tropical Summer Salsa recipe was passed down to my mama from a friend when we first moved to Canada many moons ago, and over the years we tweaked it to taste just right for our family! It's refreshing, slightly sweet, and has a zing on the finish -- the perfect pairing to grilled fish or seafood, a chicken burger, or simply alongside tortilla chips.

Savoury Dutch Baby with Sprouted Spelt Flour Recipe | VIDEO|

Savoury Dutch Baby with Sprouted Spelt Flour Recipe | VIDEO|

This is a channel for those who are seeking easy, alternative ways to spice up classic dishes while gaining quick yet invaluable nutritional tips. Not only do these YouTube videos take you step-by-step through the recipe process, but you can also learn a lot about why I've chosen certain ingredients, omitted others, and how you can adjust the recipe to your liking!

6 Benefits of Pine Pollen + Smoothie Bowl Recipe

6 Benefits of Pine Pollen + Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Scientific studies are only now revealing how pine pollen could be one of the most complete forms of nutrition on earth produced by Mother Nature -- boasting 30% protein and a rare plant-based source of vitamin D3.

How to Make Homemade Almond Mylk

How to Make Homemade Almond Mylk

You may have even purchased a few conventional varieties at grocery stores and weren't convinced with the cardboard-like taste. #truth. Perhaps you decided to fork over a few extra bills and buy a nice shiny bottle from your local cold-pressed juice store, but shuddered when the total came up on the cashier's till. #truthx2 If you're nodding while reading this, then this is the blog post for you!

My Thoughts on Juice Cleanses

My Thoughts on Juice Cleanses

When clients ask me if they should go on a juice cleanse, I always ask them "What are your intentions for this cleanse?" If your intentions are for ultimate health reasons like resting your digestive system or getting in quality nutrients on the go as opposed to sole intentions of weight loss, then I say go for it! But it's important to dig deep and find out the real reasons for this cleanse. 

What's the Scoop on Palm Oil?

What's the Scoop on Palm Oil?

A friend of mine recently asked me what's with all the negative press around palm oil. I knew a few heavy hitting points that always made me weary of using it in my kitchen but I wanted to find out more and share it with all of you

Eating Disorders Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Eating Disorders Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Disordered eating is an epidemic in our current society. It's been prevalent for many, many years -- but I truly feel as though it's at an all-time high right now. We're blasted with social media each and every second of our lives, making it especially easy to compare ourselves to others and to think that we're not good enough, thin enough, pretty enough, worthy of, etc.