Tag: Phytochemicals

Simple Beet Dip with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream Cheese

Simple Beet Dip with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream Cheese

If I have learned one thing from having a weekly vegetable box delivered to my door it is this – beets are always in season. Well, they are on Vancouver Island anyway. From June, straight through to October, they haven’t missed a beet, and I […]

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

Simple. Healthy. Tasty. Sometimes its OK to not feel like cooking. Sometimes its OK jazz up your leftover lentils with some fresh herbs and a vinaigrette and bring that to a potlatch. Sometimes does not make you a bad person.

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

I was asked to write an article for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s Vegetarian Interest Group. The topic was food sustainability for health professionals. As consumers become increasingly concerned about the link between dietary consumption and environmental impact, it is important that their trusted health […]

Easy Lentil and Bean Winter Soup [Vegan, GF]

Easy Lentil and Bean Winter Soup [Vegan, GF]

Legumes are a Dietitians best friend. They are a great source of protein, and are also high in micronutrients iron and zinc which can sometimes be lacking in a plant-based diet. Legumes are also remarkably versatile – pureed black beans with Mexican spices are great […]

Ginger Spiced Apple Sauce Recipe and Fruit Picking Victoria

Ginger Spiced Apple Sauce Recipe and Fruit Picking Victoria

I have Lifecycles to thank for my first venture of apple picking in one of Victoria’s most beautiful orchards. Lifecycles is a not for profit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness and initiating action around food, health, and urban sustainability in the area. They have their […]

Quick and Delicious Curry Squash Lentil Soup

Quick and Delicious Curry Squash Lentil Soup

From chickpeas to black beans to lentils to peas to peanuts to soybeans. Legumes are one of the best foods we can feed our body, but often one of the foods we least the least of. Clients often tell me they don’t feel confident cooking […]

Wild Blackberries and A Conscious Jam Recipe

Wild Blackberries and A Conscious Jam Recipe

This season was my first blackberry season. Growing up in northern BC we had salmonberries, blueberries and huckleberries… but nothing that grows as feverishly as wild blackberries. After my fair share of thorns and bloody arms I had enough berries to make jam… but what […]

Hunter Gatherer: How to Harvest Chanterelle Mushrooms

Hunter Gatherer: How to Harvest Chanterelle Mushrooms

The little coastal town of Tofino is the surfing mecca of Canada. Its beautiful beaches and old growth forests do well to extend its offerings to non-surfers like myself. Two weeks ago some friends let us in on a little secret – chanterelle mushrooms had […]

Breakfast Bircher Muesli with Cinnamon, Honey and Grapes

Breakfast Bircher Muesli with Cinnamon, Honey and Grapes

If your like me and give the snooze button a workout before rolling out of bed in the morning, then listen up. There is a way to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning, without having to do ANYTHING. And by anything, I mean anything […]

Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berries, Banana and Cacao

Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berries, Banana and Cacao

I love Victoria and its bountifulness of amazing eateries. I am continuously inspired by all the fresh, local, healthy fare that is waiting for you around every corner. This weekend a friend took me to an unassuming spot for lunch; a health food store with […]

Sprouted Summer Salad Recipe:The How To & Health Benefits of Sprouting Foods

Sprouted Summer Salad Recipe:The How To & Health Benefits of Sprouting Foods

I have been dabbling into sprouting foods since my early university days but back then I was too skint to buy a proper sprouter. I’ve used everything from nut milk bags to glass jars and cheesecloth. If your a first time sprouter,prepare to become addicted. […]

The Antioxidant Army – Understanding How We Can Fight Off Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress

The Antioxidant Army – Understanding How We Can Fight Off Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress

Antioxidants – a term that is thrown around loosely in health food stores, grocery stores and pharmacies a like. But what exactly is an antioxidant, and what are they doing for me? I hope to shed some light into the great abise and break it […]