Squash Varieties 101

Winter Squashes are a great source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals! They’re a great source of Vitamin A and C, several of the B vitamins, iron, beta carotene, and Omega 3 fatty acids – who knew? That being said, I’ve never been a squash fan until recently. So what’s changed you might ask? … Read More

Natural Sweeteners – Coconut Sugar

A few weeks ago, I posted my reasons to use honey as a natural sweetener. Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about coconut sugar, and soon we’ll follow it up with maple syrup.

Natural Sweeteners – Honey

I like to use three different natural sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. I’d like to take a few minutes today to talk about honey. I’ll be following up with posts about maple syrup and coconut sugar and the reasons why I use each one. The primary reason I use natural sweeteners is for the nutritional health benefits. … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Drink Green Smoothies

I was a late comer to the green smoothie world, and by late, I mean YEARS!!! I’ve been seeing recipes for them here and there and I’ll have to say, I was more than a little skeptical. Once I finally took the plunge, I was hooked.

Farmer’s Market

The first Farmer’s Market of the year is much anticipated. I got a little spoiled with a year-round market in Calgary, so waiting all winter really builds the excitement for the first market of the season! Everything looks so enticing that I get a little carried away and buy more than I need, but that’s okay because we eat more … Read More

Top 5 Stress Points

Today we’re going to take a little time to smell the roses… or, blossoms that is. Life is just too short not to take some time to enjoy the little things. I came across a list of 5 stress categories a couple of years ago. I jotted them down because I knew that I needed some serious reform in all … Read More

5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water

1. Lemon is alkalizing helping to balance your ph levels. I have just recently learned that disease thrives in an acidic environment so alkalizing foods are especially good. 2. Lemon juice oxygenates and hydrates your body. 3. It’s high in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and much more. 4. Lemon water in the morning kickstarts your metabolism, digestive system, and … Read More