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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

Zucchini Boats

Looking for fun ideas for kids or yourself? Stuffing zucchinis, peppers and pumpkins are always a hit and delicious. This recipe uses zucchinis as the “boat” but you can substitute in bell peppers, a squash or pumpkin as well – you just may need to adjust the filling quantity. This dish is full of B vitamins, folate, omega 3s, calcium, iron, protein, potassium and magnesium – great brain food! Pre-heat …Read More

Warm Breakfast Cereal

Mix the following in a medium size pot together: ½ cup of dry grains: options include whole brown rice*, wild rice*, millet*, buckwheat*, kasha, barley, whole rye, bulgur, amaranth*, quinoa*, wheat berries, spelt, kamut, steel cut oats or cornmeal. *this is the gluten free option, not the other grains. ¼ cup of nuts: options include walnuts, almonds, pine, beech, butternut, brazil nut, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, macadamia. Pistachios & peanuts are …Read More

Healthy Granola

This a great hearty meal in the morning – giving you the energy you need during the AM hours. 12 cups of whole oats. Try not to get processed quick oats and if you need gluten-free, ensure it says gluten free. 3 cups of nuts & seeds, mix of your choice (ex. pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, pine nuts) 2 tbsp of vanilla …Read More

Artichoke Hummus Recipe

1 ¾ cups of cooked chick peas 3 tbsp of water ¼ cup of fresh squeezed organic lemon juice 1 jar of artichoke hearts, roughly 170g, drained of water/oil 3 tbsp of virgin cold pressed olive oil 2 tbsp of tahini 2 garlic cloves 1 tsp or salt 1 tsp of pepper 2 tsp of paprika In a blender mix chick peas, lemon juice, artichokes and 3 tbsp of water. …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

YOGA & WELLNESS

  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

Flavouring your eggs

Looking to add flavour to your eggs? Scrambled, poached, fried…any way will do and the extra flavour adds pizazz and nutrients. Here are just a few ideas… Turmeric (and it’s an anti-inflammatory) Roasted garlic cloves Chipotle with Himalayan pink sea salt Cinnamon gives eggs an unexpected or lovely touch Minced sautéed shallots & tarragon Pesto Fresh fennel Fresh Basil Fresh parsley Fresh cilantro Fresh mint Fresh oregano Fresh dill Fresh …Read More