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Ingredient of the week: Kamut

Last week I spent a few days in Toronto visiting my sister, and it was so great to be back. I love being at the cottage, but I’m a city girl at heart (we move back to Toronto for good in less than 2 weeks!) Don’t get me wrong, the cottage is beautiful & peaceful, […]

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Ingredient of the week: Soba Noodles

Today is a cold, rainy day at the cottage, which inspired me to make soup to warm things up. We have a fire going, and the smell of soup cooking on the stove makes it really cozy in here. I don’t know about you but I like incorporating carbohydrates in most of my meals. It […]

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Ingredient of the Week: Kale

My hubbie and I walked around Byward Market in Ottawa last week, and the fresh, local produce stands were so inspiring. I spotted some pesticide-free, kale that was grown in Quebec, and I knew it was time to give it a try. I know kale is so last summer in terms of trendy foods, but […]

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Ingredient of the Week: Zucchini

I can’t seem to get enough of zucchini lately. For one thing, it’s in season, which I love for a bunch of reasons: -I know my food isn’t coming from some far-off land -Because it’s local it doesn’t need crazy chemicals to stop it from ripening while in transit -I’m supporting local farmers -Eating seasonally […]

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Ingredient of the Week: Ontario Rainbow Trout

I love fish, and try to incorporate it into my diet twice a week. If you enjoy eating fish it opens up a world of opportunity to incorporate healthy, lean protein into your diet. Fish is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are very important for overall health. Omega-3 keeps your brain […]

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Ingredient of the Week: Spelt

I love sweet snacks & desserts, but I try to avoid anything store-bought or pre-packaged. For me, it has to be homemade so I know exactly what’s in it or more importantly, what’s not in it: refined sugar, white flour, tons of butter & oil, hydrogenated oil or trans fats, preservatives, refined soy products, etc. […]

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Healthy Granola Recipe

Like I mentioned in my last post; one of my goals this summer is to try a new, healthy ingredient every week. This week I’ve decided to feature ‘organic coconut palm sugar.’ Coconut sugar is considered healthy for a few reasons: Low glycemic food It’s considered a low glycemic food, which means it doesn’t spike […]

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Inspiration Everywhere: Raw Beet Salad Recipe

Sorry for the break in posts – it’s been busy! We got back to Canada over a week ago, and our time has been filled with family, friends, pets…and laundry, un-packing, re-packing, errands and more laundry. We arrived at John’s cottage in Quebec on Saturday and I’ve been up to my eyeballs this week working […]

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