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…

Beet Juice, Beet Juice, Beet Juice!

I’m pretty sure if you say it three times a bizarre and saucy nutritionist pops up to scare away Ronald McDonald, or something like that… 😉 But like seriously beet juice is AMAZING. Today I’m talking about the juice specifically because it has some properties and benefits that you just can’t get from eating the…

Clean Eatin’ Breakfast Bowl

Putting this how-to style recipe up for the mega babes at Stax Cycle Club . Clean eatin breakfast after a bumpin’ spin class…? Doesn’t get much better than that! No rigid rules to this, just a combination of amazing healthy foods that work well together. Enjoy! Xx Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo, low-carb, high-fat and f*cking delicious!…

Roasted Chickpeas

Simple and delicious, roasted chickpeas are a staple in my fridge. They have a great texture and can be spiced to provide added flavor in soups, salads and side dishes. Roasted chickpeas are also great alone as a crunchy, gluten-free snack. Garbanzo beans are vegan and packed with quality protein and loads of fiber. They’re…

Salt: The Most Important Salad Ingredient

I eat a LOT of salads. On busy days (which is most days) a big salad is my only true meal and by dinner I have a lot of nutrient making-up to do. 10 – 12 servings of fruits and veg is a lot, but totally do-able if you’re into (or get into) superfoods and…

Skillet Saturdays: Sesame Noodles

Alright my awesome readers, once again I’m delayed on my Saturday post and I think this means it’s time for a break. But wait! No, I’m not quitting that easily! I’m just going to change up the posts a little bit. I’m a believer in reading the signs and trying to understand your truth. And yes,…

Skillet Saturdays: Kale, Cabbage, Cranberry, Pine Nut & Blue Cheese

I’ve fallen so far behind this week and now Skillet Saturday is Skillet Monday! I apologize to anyone who has been waiting 😦 I moved over the weekend and I was overwhelmed with how amazing my friends are! It took no time at all and I feel so blessed. I finally got to bed sometime after midnight…

Skillet Saturdays: Wild Rice Fusilli with Roasted Vegtables

This week has been incredibly busy, and next week will be much the same, and I must admit – I LOVE IT! It’s been warm in Calgary (thank you Chinook), the sun is shining and the days are getting longer. I feel revitalized and rejuvenated, a bit like a little bear emerging from a winter…

Skillet Saturdays: Chickpeas, Kale & Mushrooms

This is another example of finding three or four ingredients that you have available and, very simply, making a skillet. Spice blends are awesome to have on hand because you get balanced and developed flavors without having to think too hard or measure and prepare. This one has a generous sprinkle of Madras curry spice…

Skillet Saturdays: Rainbow Veggies

Today’s skillet is very simple and so beautiful! A standard-sized cast-iron skillet is perfect for two or three people but you could definitely make a bigger version in a casserole pan or an extra-large skillet. I LOVE color! In my environment,  and definitely in my food. Having a wide range of color pigmentation in your…

Skillet Saturdays: Huevos Rancheros {Gluten-free}

Huevos Rancheros, or “Rancher’s Eggs” is a bright and vibrant, one pan meal perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner and a lovely, easy option when cooking for guests. I’ve always loved Mexican-inspired foods and spices. When I was a little girl my special birthday dinner was always tacos, although back then I was the pickiest…

5 Awesome: Berries!

All berries are awesome! They are delicious super-fruits that are easy to enjoy on a regular basis. The first thing I think of when I think of berries is their antioxidant dynamism. Berries contain an extremely wide range of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect cells and DNA from damage and oxidative stress – this type of cellular damage…