Instant Pot Chili

There’s nothing better than a bowl of chili on a cold winter day! This is an easy recipe that can be made in advance or frozen. It is delicious and warming. It is yummy with either beef or turkey. I was given this recipe by my friend Ian, who is a huge fan of his … Continue reading Instant Pot Chili

The New Canada Food Guide – From a Nutritionist’s Perspective

So before I get started, I should fess up. I don't use the Canada Food Guide when making nutritional recommendations for my clients. I think we all have differing needs when it comes to nutrition. Depending on an individual's health goals, existing conditions, fitness status etc., there are many approaches to healthy eating. The Food … Continue reading The New Canada Food Guide – From a Nutritionist’s Perspective

Getting Started With Nutritional Change. Now’s the BEST time to start!

I talk to a lot of people about food.  A lot. I am a Nutritionist, so food is kind of my thing.  I often meet people who are trying to be healthier and who know, or are starting to understand that food is an integral part of health.  There is a lot of conflicting nutrition … Continue reading Getting Started With Nutritional Change. Now’s the BEST time to start!

Make Your Own Ghee

Have you ever tried ghee?  If you have seen it in your grocery store, the good quality stuff is PRICEY.  Making your own is easy and a lot more affordable. Ghee made with beautiful unsalted grass fed butter is a clean burning, healthy fat that our bodies love.  You may have heard of clarified butter, … Continue reading Make Your Own Ghee

Fat Bombs are the Bomb

I've been talking to a lot of people lately about the benefits of adding healthy, clean burning fats to their life.  These fats have amazing benefits in the body, including being amazing for the brain, helping with balancing out hormones, cutting down on inflammation, and regulating weight.  Coconut Oil, Coconut Butter (or manna), Cocoa or … Continue reading Fat Bombs are the Bomb

Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

  This is too good.  We have been in a bit of a breakfast rut lately in my house.  We've been eliminating eggs for my oldest daughter and it has put me in a breakfast funk.  This morning as I sat down for my 30 minute (glorious) alone time in the morning after lunches are … Continue reading Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

“Cheesy” Broccoli Soup – GF, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan

It is COLD out there and my mind always goes to soup when the mercury drops.  I grocery shopped yesterday and this gorgeous broccoli was on sale.  I knew right then and there that the broccoli was destined for a nice pot of soup.  My youngest daughter has been a huge fan of broccoli soup … Continue reading “Cheesy” Broccoli Soup – GF, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan

Paleo Stuffing… This Stuff is SO good!!

I am always on the lookout for ideas to keep grains out of my life.  In September I reduced and eventually completely cut grains - since doing so I can really see that my body holds on to inflammation that I link with grain and/or legume intake.  When I have cheated (we made gingerbread cookies … Continue reading Paleo Stuffing… This Stuff is SO good!!

Ah-mazing Baked Pears

Again, I am thinking of Fall.  This was a last minute dessert idea.  My 7 year old daughter loves to be in the kitchen and I find that during the rush of dinner time, I will frequently either decline her offer of help, or give her a non food prep job, like setting the table. … Continue reading Ah-mazing Baked Pears