A guide to healthier meals when relying on a Food Bank

What to donate and what to select from a Food Bank – a guide to inexpensive choices to promote better health The Holiday season is upon us and with it comes a sense… Continue reading

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Healthiest vegan chickpea cookie (gluten-free, vegan, child-friendly)

Imagine a cookie that looks adorable, tastes amazing, will help you make your kids eat legumes (like chickpeas for their good protein) and is easy to make! Making food fun is one of… Continue reading

Is Gluten-free healthier?

Why Gluten-free? This is a gluten-free blog (for so many reasons!), so I thought I should spend some time letting you know why. Gluten sensitivity is probably one of the most misdiagnosed condition… Continue reading

Raw deconstructed beet salad (raw, gluten-free, vegan option)

Beets are one of my favorite veggies. They are bright, pink, messy and sweet, a perfect combination! One of the best things about beets is that they are extremely versatile and can be… Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Gluten-free, raw, vegan)

Nutritional tip: Chocolate Mousse can be healthy! Chocolate mousse was a family favourite growing up, but not the healthiest choice. Now I make vegan chocolate mousse fairly often with no regret. My secret? Balsamic… Continue reading

Easy to make Almond Milk (never buy it again!)

Almond milk… I drink every day and cannot live without. Since I discovered that I had dairy intolerances (after already quitting the gluten), it started to become a bit complicated to come up… Continue reading

Guest-post – Raw Watermelon Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free)

One of the main challenges I face being gluten-free and looking for healthy alternatives to processed foods is to find a good dessert that fits all my rules (healthy, easy to make and delicious). Even… Continue reading

Vegan for a Week – plant-based detox 101

Detox or the art of cleansing our bodies from toxins is a well sought out concept, especially this time of the year. As spring cleaning season starts, many want to wash out the… Continue reading

The best of Niagara VegFest 2013

It is now Spring and what better plan than  spending some time with cleaning the Winter away. And by cleaning I don’t mean just your closets, I refer especially to our bodies. So last… Continue reading

Guest Recipe – Black bean and sweet potato soup (gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free)

This guest recipe is courtesy of Chelsea from  Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen. Click here for full article. I met Chelsea earlier this year at Organic Works Bakery in London, Ontario. In the Fall she starts… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT

 The power of organization Challenge: Make it visual and make it happen If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It is absolutely free, all… Continue reading

Ginger Mint Green Juice (Raw)

Green Juices are my number one secret to good health. I find it especially successful for those having trouble eating enough fruits and veggies on a daily basis. Pre-made juices are usually loaded… Continue reading

Butternut squash risotto (gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free optional)

Nutritional tip: Butternut squash Butternut squash is one of the most popular squashes. It is low in calories and high in Vitamin A and assorted B-vitamins. It is rich in anti-oxidants, such as… Continue reading

Warm tomato based Quinoa salad (gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian)

Nutritional tip: Quinoa, an ancient seed Even though most people believe it to be a grain, quinoa is actually a seed. Among other benefits, quinoa is gluten-free, hypoallergenic, high and many vitamins and… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – inner excellence

Mental fitness – the path to inner excellence Challenge: Happiness starts in our heads If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It is absolutely free,… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – TRY SOMETHING NEW

Take up a new challenge, find a new passion Challenge: Keep your running shoes on and try something new If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It… Continue reading

Brazilian style cheese rolls, AKA Pao de Queijo (Gluten-free, vegetarian)

Brazilians can’t get enough Pao de Queijo This is the one treat you can’t (or at least shouldn’t) leave Brazil without trying. Cheese rolls are a traditional Brazilian snack that can be found… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – How to become (successfully) active

Find success and make fitness a lifestyle, not a routine Challenge: Become more active, track your success If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It is absolutely… Continue reading

Flourless Banana Pancakes (gluten-free, vegetarian)

Banana pancakes… sounds delicious? Well, that’s because it is! And the best part, this is a low calorie, super quick to make, no sugar added, flourless and good for you breakfast idea that… Continue reading

Asparagus, gouda and ham buckwheat quiche (Gluten-free)

Who doesn’t like a good quiche! And what if you could have the delicious quiche flavour without all the butter, gluten and added calories of a traditional quiche dough. Well… this may be exactly… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Eat clean, move more

Finding a more active you Challenge number 10: Improve your health by simply moving If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It is absolutely… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – It is time to reconnect

Reconnect with loved ones Challenge: Make time for those who matter If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It is absolutely free, all you… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Let go of the little things

Letting it go Challenge: Start with the little things If you are new to the Wellness Challenge, welcome! CLICK HERE  to learn more about the challenge and how you can join in at any… Continue reading

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro – Restaurant Review

Burgers like never before… If you are a gluten-intolerant individual you probably said goodbye to good burgers a long time ago. Now imagine if you did not have to… At FeedRight 4 People… Continue reading

Organic Works Bakery – Restaurant Review

The art of re-defining food in a Gluten, Vegan, Lactose, Soy, Dairy, Nut and Peanut Free way There are two kinds of people in this world — gluten-free eaters and wheat lovers.  What… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Meal time is a family affair

Making food a family event Challenge: Take time for meals together If you are new to my Wellness Challenge, there is still plenty of time to join. It is absolutely free, all you… Continue reading

Pulled Pork Calzone (gluten-free)

This is one of my husband’s absolute favorites. It is slowed cooked, so once you set it up, it pretty much cooks itself! I usually like to let it cook for about 6-7… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Make time for your loved ones

Family always comes first Challenge: Make time for your loved ones For those of you new to my Wellness Challenge, please visit TAKE THE CHALLENGE. Each week we will discuss a different challenge… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Cut your food bill in half (and eat better)

Planning your way ahead Challenge: Meal Planning will save you time and money For those of you new to the Wellness Challenge, please visit TAKE THE CHALLENGE for  a brief summary of what… Continue reading

“Fast” food lettuce wrap with Veggie Crumbles (gluten-free, vegetarian)

Fast food these days is not only synonymous with speed, but also with overloads of simple carbs, very high salt levels and tons of unhealthy saturated fats. When pressed for time, many decide… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Find the right supplements for you

Supplements for good health Challenge: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” We are close to completing our first month of this 12-month challenge, but there is still plenty of… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – How to eat green

How to eat “green” Challenge: Add the good back into your diet For those of you new to the Wellness Challenge, please visit TAKE THE CHALLENGE for more information. Week by week we… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – How (and why) to ditch the pop

Why to remove soft drinks and bad fats (and what to replace them with) Challenge: Cut out the “bad” from your diet For those of you new to the Wellness Challenge, please visit… Continue reading

Organic purple kale with leek and potato cakes with chunky guacamole (Gluten-free and Vegetarian)

Nutritional tips: Kale, one of my favorite super-foods Organic purple kale, a super-food, is packed with flavour and texture, making for a beautiful and extra healthy dish. Kale, such as many leafy greens, is… Continue reading

WELLNESS CHALLENGE – How to pick the perfect breakfast

January – Let’s talk Nutrition Week 1 – January 1 to 5 – Start your day right with a balanced breakfast Challenge number 1: eat breakfast every morning. For those of you new… Continue reading