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 Sour Cream

dairy-free sour cream

If you live a plant-based or dairy-free lifestyle, then you know that a really tasty dairy-free sour cream is one of those hard to find items. Store-bought alternatives often lack that fresh, cool, zing that traditional sour cream brings to a dish. Going without? Unthinkable! Especially when chowing down on your favourite mouth-watering veggie burrito — sorry extra avocado, but your just not going to cut it this time. That...

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...

5 Natural Tips for Fighting Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

Wild Fire Smoke Inhalation

Not only are wildfires scary to encounter or endure, but the smoke they create can have serious effects on our health, read on for 5 Natural Tips for Fighting Wildfire Smoke Inhalation. Wildfire smoke causes an inflammatory immune response in our bodies, this response can cause many symptoms including a sore throat, headache, watery eyes, or even more complicated concerns for people with pre-existing health issues like asthma, heart, and...

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...