Posts Tagged“healthy”

bowl of health

My naturopath gave me this salad recipe as part of a program to reduce the acidity in my diet and eat more alkaline foods. I like to refer to it lovingly as a “big ass bowl of health”. 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 1 cucumber, sliced 2 carrots, grated 1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped 1/2 cup alfalfa or sunflower sprouts 2 sprigs green onions, chopped 1 raw beet, grated 1 avocado 3 tomatoes, medium sized (or 6 grape tomatos, sliced) 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds Chopped walnuts (optional) For variety add 1 cup of green…

oatmeal

I’m a terrible blogger. As soon as I get busy the blog is the first thing to go. With my September nuptials and South American honeymoon in November, which I both planned, along with my busiest time of year at work, I haven’t had time to test many new recipes or coerce my dear husband into creating new vegan dishes. That said, we’ve still been eating healthily so I’m making a concerted effort this month to get back to sharing all of my delicious finds both in the kitchen and spiritually – more on that later. So let me get back…

Chanterelle mushroom side

Local mushrooms are now available at the farmer’s market and one of the cutest, yummiest and healthiest sorts are Chanterelles. Chanterelles are relatively high in vitamin C, very high in potassium and among the richest sources of vitamin D known. I always forget that mushrooms are healthy for some reason…maybe it’s because they creep me out when I find them in the wild. But I love ‘em, especially fried with onions. Here’s how we made ours as a nice side dish for tonight’s dinner. 1 pack of chanterelle mushrooms 2 leeks Sea salt and pepper 1 tbsp of EVOO (or…

Green juice

It’s Easter weekend! Hooray! If you’re planning on having as much fun as I am you should consider making this green juice. It’s fresh, thirst-quenching and full of nutritious enzymes that does the body good, with our without the barrage of chocolate and alcohol you may be about to assault it with. This juice has an alkalizing effect of the body, is full of water and chlorophyll that your body needs to cleanse itself, and is also a brain booster (celery, cucumber juice and ginger are known brain super foods). – Celery stalk – 1 green apple – 1/2 lemon…

Portobello mushroom melt

This is the easy yet fancy sort of breakfast that you make when you just start sleeping over at your lover’s house. The kind where you wake up before him, quietly pad to the bathroom to remove the mascara residue from under your eyes, brush your teeth and fix your hair (the old “I woke up like this” routine). Then you make this breakfast with some French pressed coffee and fresh juice, and you’ll have made your impression. POTATO HASH – 2 sweet or russet potatoes – 1 red bell pepper – 1/2 yellow onion – 2 tablespoons olive oil…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In light of this celebration of love, flowers and cheap chocolate, I want to share with you a recipe for a vegan, raw and processed-sugarless chocolate pudding. This sweet, creamy desert takes minutes to throw together in a blender or food processor. It can be topped off with sliced bananas, pistachios, pecans or coconut flakes, but today I would recommend a little sea salt to bring out the chocolate flavour and strawberries to get that aphrodisiac effect, you cheeky monkey you. – 2 ripe avocados – 2 tablespoons coconut oil – 1/3 cup agave (you can also…

Tofu scramble

Brunch is my favourite meal of the week and I was relieved to find vegan and gluten-free recipes in my cookbooks and online. This tofu scramble recipe also makes a tasty protein addition to salads. – 2 ounces firm tofu, crumbled (1 to 1.5 packages) – 2 tablespoons of EVOO – 1 cup finely diced white onion – 1/2 bunch of asparagus cut 2 inches in length (no ends) – 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, diced – 3 tablepoons nutritional yeast – 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari – Pinch of sea salt – 1/4 tablespoon turmeric – Ground pepper…

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One of my absolute favourite “healthy” deserts is so easy to make that I don’t even have proper directions to share – it just sort of always works out. Quinoa Puff Bars are made with quinoa puffs (obvi), organic almond butter, real maple syrup and 70% + organic dark chocolate. Quinoa has a ton of benefits: it’s alkaline-forming, high in protein, low in calories and gluten-free. The organic almond butter adds more protein to the mix, the maple syrup binds it all together in a sweet way and the dark chocolate contributes antioxidants. There is zero processed sugar in this…

That colossal amount of nuts and dried fruit is for the week, not just that day

As a gal who loves to train on my lunch breaks during the work week, my appetite can be quite voracious. I eat more often than my 6’4 fiance. Seriously. But I keep the pounds off by choosing healthy snacks with nutritious benefits. Here’s an example: MORNING Tall glass of water and lemon. My fav green juice. Herbal or green tea. Then a bowl of organic or home made gluten-free cereal or granola with almond milk. 1st SNACK A vegetable and fruit smoothie 2nd SNACK Berries GYM Aerobics, dancing, weigh training, yoga, whatever makes me happy that day! Followed by…

Humus is the perfect snack to bring to work and munch on with gluten-free crackers or rice cakes. This versatile legume from the Middle East is high in fibre and protein and has a low glycemic index, which helps control with weight control. No humus recipe is the same in our house, as you can easily add stuff and play with flavours. Here’s a recent tasty combo: – 1 can of chick peas – 1 garlic clove – 1/4 cup tahini – Just less than 1/4 cup EVOO – Zest and juice of lemon – Sea salt and pepper –…