Nettle Pesto Recipe

Nettle Pesto Recipe

Incorporating nettles into your diet this time of year is a wonderful way to eat in season and eat local.

Nettles contain high levels of iron, minerals, silicon, vitamins C and A and they’re a great blood purifier by primarily targeting the liver and kidneys. The combination of these benefits makes it a wonderful food for chronic skin problems and general detoxification.

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Meals in Bowls : 4 Quick and Easy Recipes

Meals in Bowls : 4 Quick and Easy Recipes

The struggle to find healthy ideas for meals is a big one. In fact, it's one of the most common questions I get in my private practice. The thing is, eating healthy and on the go, can be easy. Oftentimes, it just means simplifying. For years I've been making meals of combining basic ingredients in a single bowl. I've seen this called many things, and some of my favorite restaurants even have their favorite twist on this tried and true technique. Recently, I even saw a book on this very topic. The book "Whole Bowls" from yummybeet author Allison Day provides plenty of inspiration!

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Pickled Ginger Carrots

Pickled Ginger Carrots

My team and I recently completed another Yoga Cleanse Retreat here on Vancouver Island. We had an amazing time full of laughter!

During my cleansing retreats, we enjoy delicious freshly made juices, which means multiple fridges packed with veggies! It's always a little hard to gauge how much juice we'll be making throughout our time together and this year, in particular, we ended up with a lot of unused vegetables! That meant we needed to get creative and try a few new recipes so that we could continue to enjoy all the beautiful fresh veg without it going to waste.

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3 Ideas to Spice Up Your Morning Oatmeal

3 Ideas to Spice Up Your Morning Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be a great way to start your day. It's warm and filling. It's cheap and quick.  It's healthy and whole. Oatmeal, whether steel cut oats or rolled oats, is also a blank canvas upon which you can create many mini works of art.  

Sometimes our routines can become, well...routine.  We need some new ideas to liven up an old staple.

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Yummy Sweet Fries

Yummy Sweet Fries

Eating whole foods doesn't have to be complicated. Sometimes it can be the simplest thing in the world! I like choosing just one vegetable and experimenting with cooking it up with the help of a few spices and herbs. Following is a simple recipe for sweet potato fries. Enjoy!

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What to Eat for Breakfast?

What to Eat for Breakfast?

"Break - fast" is the first meal after fasting all night. Breakfast helps the body and mind to function for the rest of the day. And one of the easiest ways to boost the metabolism is to eat a healthy breakfast.  Too many people skip breakfast! Plan your breakfast the night before and make sure your kitchen is clean so that when you wake up in the morning breakfast is that much easier.

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