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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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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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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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Family Day (in Mom’s honour)

It’s Family Day!! This is the perfect time for to me honour the most amazing woman I’ve ever met. I’ve known her for all my 35 years. She is my mama. Why now? Why not Mother’s Day? Well…you may have noticed my sudden absence from the Blog-es-phere. I was in the middle of running an […]

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Post Holiday Body Blahs

Well, I don’t know about the rest of you – but I feel gross. It doesn’t take much, really. A few days of eating…well, anything! and you just don’t feel yourself any longer. Throw in a couple of rum & eggnog’s and some chocolate covered almonds that happened to be lying around…suddenly there are rolls […]

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Kefir World

I’m going to share with you the awesomeness of Water Kefir Grains!!!! I’m so excited. Yum. Water Kefir who????? This is Water Kefir. Kefir is a good bacteria that multiplies in the gut, when consumed, to help combat goodies like bad microbes and parasites. It’s the stuff we want in there. In many cultures fermented […]

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