DIY Seed “Bread”

Processed bread has so many ingredients in it these days. There are breads that are yeast free, gluten-free, sugar-free, you name it, but often they have 10 other ingredients to make up for it. The natural breads which contain only grain and yeast can be found at health food stores like the peanut mill, and usually need to be kept frozen. I have just opted to avoid bread when possible, [...]

Beet Salad Recipe

Beets are so versatile; they can be eaten alone, juiced, and as part of a fresh salad. They are a tasty alternative to rice, pasta, grain, or bread, since they are a starchy carbohydrate. They encourage metabolic detoxification, lower blood pressure, are part of a restorative diet, fight cancer, full of fiber and anti-cancer properties, vitamins and minerals like immune-boosting vitamin C, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy [...]

Cauliflower ~ Gluten-free side dish recipe

This is my all-time favourite cauliflower recipe. It's easy, tasty, and has a comfort food kinda feel to it. Cauliflower has so many health benefits; fights cancer, benefits the heart and kidney, part of a restorative diet, full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese. It supports brain function (and it looks like a [...]

Carrots~ Gluten-free side dish recipe

I was looking to spice up my carrots, as plain old carrots have gotten a little boring ~hummus and carrots, juiced carrots, or hidden in soup. If you're trying to decrease sources of starchy carbs, higher carb veggies are a great substitute and also have the benefits of vitamins and minerals. Carrots are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin [...]

Gluten-free “oatmeal”, a Warm Winter Snack

In keeping with eating with the season and eating cooked foods over raw to help your digestive processes, here is a recipe for a warm fruit, protein, and fiber-filled snack. It is like a gluten-free "oatmeal" ingredients: chopped apple (1/2 per serving) 1 date sliced 2 tbsp of hemp harts 1 tbsp of chia seeds about 1/4 cup water almond/rice/soy milk cinnamon ground flax boil the apples in the water [...]

Eating with the Season

Are you feeling the cold deep in your bones as much as I am? I am making sure to keep my digestive fire alight by eating warm, cooked foods until spring, as much as possible. Raw foods, while may seem more nutritious, can be harder for the body to digest. According to Chinese medicine, cold and raw foods injure the digestive tract, leading to many concerns and ailments.  When digestion [...]

Fennel and Avocado salad

1 fennel bulb 1 whole ripe Avocado 2 medium carrots 1/2 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro 1-2 Tbsp of raw sesame seeds (leave out if sensitive) For the dressing: 1-2 cloves of garlic 1-2 Tbsp of Apple Cider vinegar 4-5 Tbsp of virgin Olive oil 1/2 lemon squeezed 1-2 Tbsp of Tahini Pinch of salt and pepper 1-2 tbsp of ground flax seeds (optional)   Chop everything or cut everything [...]

raw caesar dressing

compliments of 1⁄2 cup Macadamia Nuts 1/4 cup Pine Nuts 3-5 Medjool Dates (depends on how sweet you like it) 5 Basil Leaves 1 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast 3-4 thumb sized Cloves of Garlic 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt 1/4 Cracked Black Pepper (or more to taste) 1/4 cup Coconut Water 4-5 lemons *juice only Blend all ingredients aside from romaine lettuce until smooth. Chop your romaine lettuce, and toss with [...]

Baked Quinoa, Sunflower seed and Vegetable Loaf

                      Baked Quinoa, Sunflower Seed and Vegetable Loaf This recipe is high in protein, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and is gluten-free, 3 cups cooked quinoa 1 cup flour – whole wheat, barley, almond, etc. ½ cup warm water 1 tbsp lecithin granules 1 onion, chopped 1 cup broccoli, cut Parsley 1 tbsp miso 1 tsp each basil and thyme 2 [...]

a cheating chilli

Chilli has to be the best underrated healthy comfort food! I threw this together on a day when I didn't have much in the fridge, except for some staples. It takes 15 minutes from start to finish, and is absolutely delicious! Here are the ingredients: onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, olive oil, chilli powder, cumin, basil, oregano. You can throw any vegetable that you have in the fridge in [...]

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