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…

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…

Simple Kale Guacamole Salad

Simple, easy, 7 ingredients, totally tasty and nutritionally dense. Gluten-free, egg-free, vegan salad that’s full of healthy fats and fibre to keep you feeling full for longer. Ingredients: Kale, 3 -4 leaves chopped finely, stems removed Red Pepper, ½ medium pepper, diced small Red Onion, ½ medium onion, diced small Avocado, 1 Lemon Juice, 2 tbsp…

Winter Solstice Stew

A robust and delicious meat stew with simple, humble and inexpensive ingredients that are easy-to-find staples you likely already have. This recipe can be made with any type of stewing meat as the flavors are incredibly versatile. I used elk because it’s easily available up here in Canada and I really enjoy the flavor, texture…

Chai Spice Protein Elixir with colostrum, grass-fed butter and MCT oil.

This luscious, creamy, warm beverage is caffeine free, nutrient dense and inspired by the bulletproof concept. The ingredients support healthy immune function, restore muscles, increase metabolism and fuel the body with healthy fats. It contains almost no carbs, is high in fat and rich in protein, making it suitable for ketogenic and paleo eaters, vegetarians and…

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…

Pink Superherb Love Elixir

Damiana ~ Rose Petals ~ Maca ~ Cordyceps ~ Beet Crystals ~ Cinnamon ~ Vanilla  My ambition: to create a pretty,  passionate, heart soothing, body stimulating, Love Elixir.  As I was crafting this elixir, there were a whole host of things that I considered. Flavor, colour, scent and, of course, medicinal qualities. Not only did I consider…

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: Gluten-Free Flatbread

This week’s skillet is one of my favorites. It’s fun to make, easy and takes less than an hour start-to-finish. I think these toppings are  really tasty, bringing some very robust flavors and an intriguing presentation. The toppings can easily be adapted to your taste. This is meant more as a concept recipe and I…

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: Lemon Berry Crumble

As we get closer to Christmas time seems to go faster and faster. The holidays can be so stressful and hectic, but they can also be really fun and cheery (and delicious). I try really hard to enjoy each moment and refrain from living in the future – planning and projecting. Cooking and eating keeps…

Skillet Saturdays: Chai Spiced Nuts & Oats

Ah, what a special treat this Saturday’s skillet is. It’s very easy to make and, again, with only one pan. The herbs/spices in Chai are stimulating and vitalizing, while calming and mentally clarifying too. These herbs are also warming, promote circulation and may increase metabolism, making Chai a lovely blend for fall and winter. I…

Skillet Saturdays: Yam, Potato & Kale Hash

Now that it’s officially fall, I find myself drawn to warming, robust, hearty foods. I believe in intuitive eating; if the motivation is pure (not chemical or addiction related), I believe that following the lead of our bodies can guide us to health. In the fall, transitioning to nourishing, warming foods and beverages prepares our…

My Favourite: Bone Broth!

Bone Broth is one of my absolute favourite superfoods. It is extremely nourishing. And although it may be a bit intimidating the first time, it is actually very easy and inexpensive to make and WELL worth getting into the habit of. Why is it so great? Let me tell you. Let food be thy medicine…