One-Pot Vegan Chilli

One of my favourite memories as a kid is coming home after school on the first really cold day of fall. I would open the backdoor of our house and be welcomed by the deep, warming aroma of chilli simmering over a gas stove. This memory of my dad’s hearty home-cooked chilli is one that still sticks with me today, and is why I love arriving home to the comforting...

Dairy-Free Sourcream

If you love Mexican food, baked potatoes, heartwarming chilli or thick creamy soups, you NEED this dairy-free sour cream. Sour cream is one of those hard to find items for those of us who are dairy-free, plant-based or vegan. Store-bought alternatives often lack that fresh, cool zing that traditional sour cream brings to a dish. And going without? Unthinkable! Especially when mowing down on a mouth-watering veggie burrito (sorry extra...

Bone Broth Infused Thai Coconut Curry Soup

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

As many of you know I follow a mostly plant-based diet, and while I do believe that eating plant-based is extremely beneficial, our bodies are not all the same and our needs often change depending on what stage of life we’re in. This is one reason why I’m always open to suggestions when it comes to living a more healthful life through food. So when my TCM doctor suggested adding...

Ginger Pear Muffins

It’s tree fruit season, and in my opinion, one of the best things about September. That’s right, it’s time to enjoy fresh ripe apples, plums, peaches, and pears. With an abundance of trees bearing fruit this time of year it’s can be hard to keep up with how fast they can ripen, but I won’t complain when a friend drops by with a huge bag of pears! In an effort...

Natural Tips for Fighting the Effects of Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

Wild Fire Smoke Inhalation

With over 141 new wildfires igniting in BC over the weekend the skies over much of western Canada and the US are filled with smoke. Not only are wildfires a scary thing to encounter or endure, but the smoke they create can seriously affect your health. Wildfire smoke causes an inflammatory immune response in our bodies, this response can cause a number of symptoms from a sore throat and watery...

DIY: Natural Cream Deodorant — That Works!

DIY Natural Cream Deodorant

I know what your thinking… natural deodorant’s don’t work! Trust me, I totally get where you’re coming from, I myself have experienced the pitfalls of natural deodorant. That’s why I decided to try and make my own natural cream deodorant at home. This deodorant not only works, but it’s creamy texture (thanks to coconut oil and shea butter) makes it great for conditioning the skin under your arms — one...

Peach Crisp Protein Smoothie with ZERO Protein Powder!

Peach Crisp Smoothie

If you’re like my husband and I, and can’t stand the taste of protein powder, then finding a smoothie recipe that’s high in protein and sans powder can be tricky. But fret not my friends, it is possible, and it’s delicious! This recipe is inspired by a classic summertime fav, peach crisp. It’s made with a blend of whole foods that are high in protein, fibre and nutrients. There are...

My Favourite Online Green Beauty Shops

If you’ve checked out my favourite green face care products and read my “What is Green Beauty?” post then you already know the importance of using toxin-free skin care products, but it’s also important to know where to find these amazing products. So, let’s get to the fun part, shopping! I buy most of my green beauty products online or at my local health food store. While more and more big...