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Cocoon Apothecary product review

I’ve yet to do a blog Product Review. So I’m very excited to talk about such a thing I stand behind so strongly. Cocoon Apothecary is my favourite skin care line EVER!!! Not only are the ingredients clean, clean, clean. They work!! THEY WORK!!!! My skin feels like a baby’s bottom. (Not really…but darn close.) […]

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Real Food For Less: Meal Planning

Thursdays are for thrifting. I’m here to share with you one of the EASIEST ways to SAVE MONEY – especially when you’re trying to eat healthy-ish. It’s an amazing tool I’ve used with my own family and clients for years. It will save you money by allowing you to buy JUST what you need – […]

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Post Canada Day + Herb Pesto

I feel like I need…VEGETABLES!!!!! The day after a long weekend can leave you feeling empty. Or full of all the bad stuff. My only way of dealing with this is loading up on ENORMOUS amounts of vegetables. Skip oils, red meat (even the healthy kind), anything barbecued, alcohol, ice cream – basically my body […]

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Happy Canada Day + Strawberry Sauce

Can I do it? Will I become incredibly annoying? Will it create excitement? I DON’T KNOW. But I’ve decided to celebrate July 1st Canada Day with a commitment to blog every day this month – as part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Yup!!! Gulp. If you already follow along you KNOW what I write about: […]

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diy deodorant

DIY Deodorant (that ACTUALLY works)

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this FOR AGES. Because FOR AGES I’ve been using this – with GREAT success – and I feel the world should JUST KNOW. The best part about this is not the inexpensive aspect of it (though it is a crazy $$ saver), or even the health benefits […]

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Earth Week at The Local CFC – Shovel & Pail Program

I chose this for my Thrifty Thursdays post because, though it may NOT be riddled with thrifty tips or recipes, holds a place dear to my heart and perfectly celebrates Earth Week. It’s become very clear to me where the nutrition line is drawn when it comes to poverty – those who have the food […]

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5 Reasons To Eat Amaranth + A Yummy Recipe | Nourish Real Food

5 Reasons To Eat AMARANTH + Yummy Recipe

AMARANTH is for sure under-loved. In fact, there are likely a whole lot of you who’ve never heard of it. Sigh… I’ll tell you something: It’s worth knowing. It’s a great little grain-seed that has an interesting texture, digestibility and major health benefits (for a grain). There are SO MANY reasons to eat amaranth.   Here’s why: […]

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How To Save With Beans

How pleased I am to share this soon-to-be-weekly post with you. Certainly the idea of GIVING BACK helps me move through the world. And certainly the way I best do this is by feeding people. Or at least teaching them how to feed themselves. Thrifty Thursdays will focus on all the goodies to be had […]

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green smoothie

How to build a rockstar Green Smoothie… using herbs

Everyone’s excited about Green Smoothies at this time of year. What is the one thing we long for when spring is right THERE, at the end of our fingertips, ready to burst, waiting to be released? GREEN!!!!!! That’s right. Green stuff. It’s about to explode everywhere. Fresh grass and dandelion greens and fiddleheads and spinach […]

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Huevos Rancheros: A Surprise Brunch

I love Mexican Food. Anything with black beans, avocado, lime or cilantro and I’m IN. This winter we are heading to Mexico for our family vacation – to this VILLA with good friends. (Apparently the chef there is awesome – i’m so excited!!!) To get into the mood I decided to surprise my honey this morning […]

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NUTRITION SURVIVAL GUIDE for Serving in Restaurants PART 1

I have disappeared from Blog Land this summer. I have good reason…I’m working in my partner’s restaurant. This industry in Stratford, during the Shakespeare Festival season, is nuts. And doesn’t exactly cater to a whole foods lifestyle. Throw in a chaotic pre-theatre rush and it’s nothing like you’ve ever experienced. I’ve been out a few […]

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staying hydrated - hibiscus iced tea

DRINK ME…staying hydrated the healthy way

Summer and Sunshine! Today is gorgeous. And hot. It’s getting closer to the end of the school year. And we are anxious now. THIS is the time we most enjoy the sunshine…when darkness first gives way…in late Spring. But it’s also the time to be more cautious. Our baby skin has not been exposed all […]

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