Author: Rachel

How To Get Enough Calcium On A Vegan Dairy Free Diet

How To Get Enough Calcium On A Vegan Dairy Free Diet

Contrary to popular belief, calcium doesn’t only come from cows! Crazy huh? A lot of marketing money stemming from the Dairy Industry has led us to believe that dairy is the one and only superstar in the battle against osteoporosis, which isn’t the full truth. […]

Dandelion Root Latte with Turmeric and Ginger

Dandelion Root Latte with Turmeric and Ginger

I’ve shared some of my favourite features of dandelions spring-time nourishment in my previous post Wild Edibles – Dandelions, How To Harvest and Women’s Health. Why I am so passionate about this common weed is that it is one of the first greens to make […]

Wild Edibles – Dandelions, How To Harvest and Womens Health

Wild Edibles – Dandelions, How To Harvest and Womens Health

As I start to explore the world of wild edibles, our common dandelion is the perfect place to start. Spring has come upon us quickly and dandelions are starting to make their appearance in yards, fields and sidewalk cracks, whether they are welcomed or not. […]

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties [Vegan, GF]

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties [Vegan, GF]

While traditionally, our coastal Aboriginal population thrived off salmon, seaweed and molluscs, in the interior wild rice and corn were staples in traditional diets. This recipe for Two-Ingredient Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties aims to marry these two traditional foods together in a simple side […]

Raw Vegan Date Chocolate Bars with Hemp [Gluten Free]

Raw Vegan Date Chocolate Bars with Hemp [Gluten Free]

With Valentines Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of a little special something for that special person. If you’re on the Hershey and Nestle-boycott bandwagon you might be shopping in the Fair Trade chocolate aisle this Valentines Day. By blending Fair Trade […]

Five Ways To A Healthy Gut – Prebiotics, Probiotics and Fermentation

Five Ways To A Healthy Gut – Prebiotics, Probiotics and Fermentation

Why do we need to make sure our gut is happy? Our gut is filled with about 100 trillion bacteria, in fact, we have more bacteria cells in our body than human cells! We are only starting to understand all the functions this community of […]

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Superfoods are big money. With their promises of everlasting youth and renewed vitality, consumers will happily spend the big bucks without further question. Some really are super, some are flops (ie. noni juice). We have always known that seeds hold a high nutritional value, but […]

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods – 9 Common Fermented Foods You Have At Home

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods – 9 Common Fermented Foods You Have At Home

Fermenting foods was first used as a means of food preservation before times of refrigeration and grocery stores. Most of us now associate eating fermented foods with improved gut health, and evidence shows that gut health can play an important role in metabolism, immunity, inflammation, […]

For The Flexitarian – How To Make Sustainable Meat Choices

For The Flexitarian – How To Make Sustainable Meat Choices

The new Canadian Food Guide is set to be released early this year. It has spiked a lot of interest, especially with the presumed removal of the Dairy Food Group, and the focus on Plant-Based Proteins over meat. The benefits of a plant-based diet for […]

Easy Five Ingredient Cauliflower Miso Dip with Camelina Oil [Vegan, GF]

Easy Five Ingredient Cauliflower Miso Dip with Camelina Oil [Vegan, GF]

What is Camelina Oil you ask? Let me share with you one of our very own Canadian oils, grown from ancient Camelina Seeds, a relative of the mustard family originating from Northern Europe. It also happens to have one of the highest smoke points of […]

Medicinal Dark Chocolate Bark Three Ways [Vegan, GF]

Medicinal Dark Chocolate Bark Three Ways [Vegan, GF]

This post for Dark Vegan Chocolate Bark Made Three Ways is sponsored by iHerb. As always the opinons are absolutly my own. For me, nothing compares to the dedication and ingenuity of a homemade DIY Christmas Gift. The reducing, reusing and repurposing helps lessen our […]

Easy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies [Vegan, GF, Sugar-Free]

Easy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies [Vegan, GF, Sugar-Free]

This week I participated in a festive cookie swap. Each lady brings her own cookie dough to the party, and at the party, you are able to sample a variety of cookies. At the end, you trade your cookies, package them in a beautiful assortment, […]