Schizandra Raspberry Smoothie

I could go on FOREVER about the robust beauty and gentle, powerful feminine magic contained within Schizandra Berries. These berries are true adaptogens, helping our bodies adapt and regulate when faced with all types of stress. I’ll write more about them in future posts, but for now I must get this simple, sexy recipe out…

Cleansing Ginger Carrot Soup

Three times a year I create a wholefood cleanse program for my clients and followers. One in spring, on in fall and one for each new year. Every program has a collection of seasonal inspired recipes within a structured meal plan and all of them use fresh, wholefood ingredients, loads of veggies and some specially…

Blood Orange & Beet Protein Smoothie

Pretty, pink and delicious! This protein smoothie is a hit! A lovely sparkle of citrus and a big boost of viamin C, grounded, heart nourishing beets, my favorite adaptogen and the ultimate calmer, Ashwagandha, the protector and fairy godmother anti-inflammatory turmeric, and packed. with. protein! Healthy, yummy and absolutely gorgeous! ❤ Ingredients & Direction 1…

Vegetable & White Bean Soup

This soup is so simple but SO satisfying. It’s beautiful and bright and lovely for all seasons. If you don’t have fresh herbs, it’s totally cool to use dried ones but I challenge you to check out the fresh herb section the next time you’re in the grocery store. Fresh herbs will make any soup…

Rustic Parsley & Chickpea Salad

I almost forgot how much I love a chunky salad like this. It’s super satisfying and the protein and complex carbs in the chickpeas give it a robust meal-feel perfect for a lighter lunch or a nutrient dense side with a veggie burger or a fried egg. Oh yea, and it’s really easy to throw…

Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Soup

This soup has only 6 ingredients and is SO delicious! It’s crazy how tasty it is actually. It’s creamy, soothing, light and very satisfying. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan if vegetable broth is used. This soup is a part of my Fall Cleanse Meal Plan *. Cauliflower is very nourishing to the digestive system,…

What the heck is Beet Kvass?! {Recipe}

Well, first and foremost it is my FAVOURITE ferment and it’s really pretty! But I have a special thing for pink things and beets these days…. Kvass is fermented beet juice. It’s salty, earthy and a bit sour – I’m obsessed! I wrote a bit about beet juice here. The fermented component of this treasure…

Rise of the Salad Queen

My passion and vigour for health, food and nutrition began about 7 years ago. While learning and researching I’ve “guinea-pigged” myself through many restrictions, diets, meal plans, eating styles and also mega-dosing on herbs, fungi and super foods. I would never do anything unsafe but I have definitely gotten a bit extreme (how can I…

Parsley Quinoa Salad (Tabbouleh, Tabouli)

This is a VERY easy recipe that keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days and is great as a side dish or a small meal of it’s own. I’m going to talk a bit about parsley and how great it is so if you’re here just for the recipe, scroll down 🙂…

Super Simple Herb Dressing

Ingredients: 1 Part Lemon Juice or Vinegar 3 Parts Unrefined, Cold-pressed Plant Oil (I like Udo’s Oil) Salt & Pepper Herb Seasoning Blend (blends to try: Italian, Greek, Bragg Sprinkle) Direction: Put all ingredients into a small mason jar. Whisk with a fork and/or put a lid on and shake.  

Bright Veggie Pasta Salad

  Ingredients: Rice Pasta, about 3 cups cooked Red Pepper, ½ pepper diced Red Onion, ½ onion diced Carrot, ½ medium shredded Kale, 1 leaf chopped finely Sunflower Seeds, ¼ cup Pumpkin Seeds, ¼ cup Sundried Tomatoes, 3 chopped Salt & Pepper Super Simple Herb Dressing, about ¼ cup Direction: Cook pasta as package directs,…

Masala Chickpeas and Chard

This is a fragrant, robust and warming vegan meal that’s really easy to make. Comfort food on the go that’s also healthy and delicious, can’t ask for much more. My friend and super babe over at Life With Zandra requested this recipe from my “Let’s Talk Detox” class last week. Check out her blog for basically everything that’s…