Product Review: Reusable Pads

I recently went to one of my favourite events, the annual Canadian Health Food Association trade show in Toronto. I met so many great people and learned about new companies and products. I was given Reusable Menstrual pads from 2 different Canadian companies, Lotus Liners and Lunapads. I decided I wanted to try out each…

BBQ Tofu Kebabs

Ingredients: 2/3 350g package of tofu, cut into large cubes 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into chunks 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced into chunks 1 cup zucchini, sliced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup red onion, sliced into large pieces Your favourite BBQ sauce  …

Avocado Basil Pasta

Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 250g dried spaghetti noodles 3 cups cherry tomatoes 2 large ripe avocados 1 cup fresh, packed basil leaves 2 medium garlic cloves the juice of half a lime salt and pepper, to taste vegan parmesan   Directions: In a large pot, boil pasta according to package directions. Line a baking sheet with…

Spicy Thai Basil Eggplant

Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 2/3 350g block extra firm tofu 1 cup jasmine rice, uncooked 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup yellow onion, sliced into strips 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red chili pepper, sliced 1 medium Chinese eggplant, diced into medium chunks 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into strips 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced into strips…

The Benefits Of Meditation

What Is Meditation? Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a…

How To Reduce Rosacea Naturally

What Is Rosacea? Acne rosacea or Rosacea is a chronic, rose-coloured eruption on the face. It is usually localized in the middle of the face, including the nose. In some people it can occur on the neck, chest, scalp, and ears. Many people experience flare-ups and remissions of their rosacea. Acne and bumps can also…

The Dangers Of Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are becoming more and more common in everyday foods. They’re often hidden in foods that we wouldn’t think to have sugar in them. They are advertised as being healthy because they are low or zero calorie options, however they have many side affects and very few studies have been done to prove their…

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

This Strawberry Ice Cream is the perfect guilt-free summer treat. It’s super smooth, authentic, easy to make, and has only 4 ingredients! This recipe requires an ice cream maker. If you’re like me and you want the most authentic tasting vegan ice cream, you’ll enjoy investing in an ice cream maker. You’ll save money making your…

Combating Acne With Zinc

Zinc, an often overlooked mineral, is critical for many important functions in the body. Zinc deficiency is common among males and females and is critical for normal growth and development, the maintenance of body tissues, immunity, detox, and more. It is critical for wound healing and the maintenance of healthy skin. Zinc is often overlooked…

Whipped Cream And Raspberry Parfait

It’s July and that means that my raspberry bushes are exploding right now! Growing your own food is such a great way to get high quality food right at your doorstep, and without an environmental footprint. This raspberry recipe is super simple to make, and so healthy and delicious.   Makes: 4 Parfaits Ingredients: 1…

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF+VEGAN)

These chocolate chip cookies are so chewy, soft, and delicious! They’re also gluten free and vegan (but nobody will every know!). Aquafaba (the water from a can of chickpeas) acts as an egg replacer to make these light and fluffy. You can substitute peanut butter for almond butter in this recipe, however the cookies will be much…

Maple Garlic Cauliflower Wings

These Cauliflower Wings can be made 2 ways, breaded and non-breaded, depending on your preference. You can also play with the spices and even use a completely different sauce (like BBQ sauce) if desired. Enjoy! Ingredients: Wings 1 medium cauliflower 1 cup light spelt flour 1 cup water 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion…