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,...

Vegan 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 find most recipes call for waaay to much sugar, eggs, 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 types of 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,...

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 not very good. 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,...

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”...

Nutrition Journal: What is an Elimination Diet? + Why I’m Committing to One

What is an elimination diet? An elimination diet is a procedure used to identify foods that may be causing an adverse effect in a person, in which all suspected foods are excluded from the diet and then reintroduced one at a time. While this is a pretty general explanation, elimination diets are anything but. Most elimination diets are designed with one of two goals in mind: To find out what...

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

I stumbled upon this chia pudding recipe accidentally one evening while looking for something to make for the next morning’s breakfast. I had some leftover coconut milk that needed to be used up, so I combined it and some cacao powder and chia seeds into a mason jar. I didn’t worry much about measuring out the ingredients… which turned out to be a huge mistake! Because it turned out waayyy...