Detox-Friendly Asparagus Leek Soup

Detox-Friendly Asparagus Leek Soup

There’s something special about spring… The cold dark days of winter are slowly being forgotten and everything in nature starts to come out of hibernation. Our bodies naturally want to start moving, our brains feel the need to organize, and everything seems fresh and new. These instincts make spring the most natural time of the year for new beginnings, including a move towards eating lighter meals that rejuvenate our body,...

Chocolate Superfood Cupcakes

Chocolate Superfood Cupcakes

I love cake… cupcakes in particular. I don’t often indulge in cake, but when I do I make sure it’s quality over quantity. One slice of decadent organic chocolate cake made from REAL ingredients (not the kind of cake you find from a big chain grocery store) is a real treat. I also love making cupcakes from scratch but often find most recipes call for waayyy to much sugar and...

Nutrition Journal: Elimination Diet Update | Month 2

gluten-free grains and egg-free pasta

It’s been two months since the start of my elimination diet and this month has been all about trying new things. From different kinds of plant-based milk to new bread, pasta, veggies, and grains, it’s been a big food adventure up in here. I’ll admit, last month I may have had a few freakouts about what the heck I was going to eat for the next 90 days, fortunately, these...

Wine O’Clock: Viñedos Emiliana Organic Vineyard

Wine O'Clock: Emiliana Organic Vinyards

I’ve tried my fair share of organic wine and I understand why they often receive sour reviews. Some are far too bitter, some too dry, and some are just plain nasty. That’s why I’m excited to share my favourite organic wines and vineyards with you! First up is my current fav, Viñedos Emiliana from San Antonio Valley in Chile. Emiliana is a vineyard dedicated to organic and biodynamic growing practices, which...

Nutrition Journal: Elimination Diet Update | Month 1

I’m not going to lie, the first month of my elimination diet wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. While the list of foods I can’t eat isn’t exceptionally long, it has been a bit of a puzzle trying to figure out what to eat every day. The first two weeks, in particular, were a big learning curve. If you’ve read my  “Nutrition Journal: What is an Elimination...

Vegan Jackfruit Butter Chicken

Since becoming a vegetarian and cutting dairy out of my diet there are a few things that I crave every now and then, butter chicken is one of them. I have to admit, it isn’t the chicken I crave, it’s the rich bold spice flavoured sauce (I’m a total sauce girl!) that has me craving this traditional Indian dish. A few months before making this recipe I’d made “pulled pork”...