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  PRIVATE YOGA LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME Personalized instruction based on your health, body type, and lifestyle – and on your time, all level of students are welcome! Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Flow Yin Yoga Restorative Yoga I’m a Certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Nutrition Practitioner that can help all levels of students achieve their health goals! For more information or to book a class call/text Noushi: …Read More

GFCF Turkey Gravy

Yes, it is possible to have a delicious gluten and dairy free gravy with your holiday meal! Ingredients: 1/4 cup of corn starch (ensure it is pure corn starch, no additional ingredients that could have gluten). 1-2 tbsp of water 1/2 cup of almond milk mineralized sea salt and freshly ground pepper corns, to taste 1 tsp of sage Method: Combine 1 tbsp water and corn starch in a small …Read More

GFCF Dressing, Christmas & Thanksgiving Recipes

Ingredients 1 loaf of your favorite gluten free bread – that’s been left out for at least a day to dry, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 10-12 cups) Christmas Stuffing 1 cup pecans 1 cup onions, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 5 tbsp coconut oil 1 pear, peeled, cored, chopped 1-2 cups of stock from the turkey or store bought (ensure gluten and casein free) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley …Read More

Greens & Barley Salad – Nutrient Dense

Looking to get more greens in your diet without sacrificing flavour? This nutrient packed dish is great for a light lunch or a side at dinner. It pairs well with salmon and chicken. Ingredients ¾ cup dry pearl barley 2 tbsp of chopped pecans 1 tbsp of coconut oil 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, chopped 5 loosely packed cups of greens: …Read More

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has such a light delicious flavour, it’s perfect for summer salads. Ingredients 1 cup of dry quinoa 1.5 tbsp of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil 1 tsp of vinegar – balsamic or other flavoured vinegar preferred 3 tbsp of dill 3/4 cup of cubed feta cheese 1/4 cup of capers 1/2 cup of shredded carrots 1/2 cup of red bell peppers 1/2 cup of chick peas 1 cup …Read More

The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

I recently heard Dr. Christine Northrup speak about Diet Sodas. She said one reason people can be hooked on them is because artificial sweeteners actually kill brain cells – and when the cell dies – it creates a chemical reaction producing a short high. This high contributes to your desire to want to drink more…a sad side effect of dying brain cells. Research is pointing to two significant findings as …Read More

Salad Ideas, Hardly Boring

I LOVE salads. I eat them nearly every day for lunch. I never get bored of them because there are so many things that can go into a salad…and now that it’s summer…everything is available in abundance. YUM! So, when you want to make a salad and feel like you are creating the same old thing – here is a list of ingredients to change things up. You don’t even …Read More

Fresh Summer Pesto: Dairy Free

I made my first batch of dairy-free pesto and it was really delicious. It was easy to make and fresh home-grown basil is in abundance at this time of year. I got mine from the local farmer’s market, a large bag, for only $1. The greek store has bags of pine nuts for $2 so for only a few dollars I had enough pesto for a few meals. Here is …Read More

Top 10 Tips for Stress Reduction

Everyone knows stress is really harmful and can lead to all sorts of diseases – but how do you manage stress so that is doesn’t manage you? Here are my top 10 tips: 1. A lot of deep breathing. When you are driving, before eating, before trying to fall asleep – at any point where you feel your cortisol and adrenalin rise. 2. Set goals. Developing a sense of direction …Read More

Banana Bread, Gluten Free

Another great treat for gluten free eaters – delicious and nutritious banana bread! I’ve even added in raw cacoa nibs for the semblance of chocolate – although technically, it is chocolate great site. Ingredients 6 ripe bananas – mashed 1/2cup water 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour (rice, buckwheat or combination flours work well) 2 eggs 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp of baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp …Read More