Merry Christmas, Frohes Fest, Happy Holidays – whatever you’re celebrating this winter, I hope it’s a relaxing time filled with good cheer, good friends and family, and of course, good food! I thought I’d share one of my very favourite recipes for a classic German marble cake – “Marmorkuchen”- this is my go-to Birthday, Easter, […]Read More Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Let’s Eat Cake!
Sweet and salty: in my opinion, it’s the perfect combination. As most of my friends know, I’m a big chocoholic ( Have you tried my favourite vegan chocolate avocado recipe!? Check it out here: https://avocadoearthnutrition.com/2014/07/09/cocoa-crazy/). Anything from chocolate covered strawberries to ultra-rich chocolate cake to chocolate covered crickets, I’ll devour anything and everything, as long […]Read More Arugula Salad with Blue-cheese and Sliced Mango
‘Tis the season for getting cozy by the fire, gathering with family and friends, and maybe, at times, over-indulging (just a bit!). Here and there, we find ourselves munching on a little too much figgy pudding, or saying, “Yes, please!” to another glass of sparkling. Suddenly, our New Year’s resolutions of shaping up become some […]Read More Savory Apple-Asparagus Crêpe with Nutty “Sauce”
The key to longevity is eating right and being active. Ask anyone – your doctor, your nutritionist, or your third-cousin ( twice removed), and they will re-iterate the fact that healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity will help you age gracefully and live a healthy life. It seems simple enough: nourish your body with the […]Read More Rad Research: Mimicking Caloric Restriction
Hey you, here’s a joke: If you had 5 oranges in one hand and 5 pears in the other hand, what would you have? … Really big hands!! Haha?! Even though that joke was cheesy as heck, and maybe even a bit groan-worthy, at least it’s a nice transition to the recipe that I worked […]Read More Fall & Fruit: The Perfect “Pear”
Hey there, nice to see you – it’s been a while! A lot has happened since my last post, but the most exciting event had to be my Uni graduation (round 2!). I officially received my Masters of Science in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and it sure feels good to add some more letters […]Read More Collaboration: Eating right for mind and body
Today was a scorcher! This summer has started off sunny and hot, and I have to admit, I’ve been loving every minute of it! Keep it up, Mother Nature – you rule! These high temperatures have been ideal growing conditions for lots and lots of delicious (and nutritious!) veggies in the garden. Our humble little […]Read More Zesty Zucchini Gazpacho
Happy Matcha Monday, friends! Today was a beautiful day and to celebrate, I made a Matcha smoothie. Not just any old Matcha smoothie, though – this wasn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill smoothie. No sir (or madam)! Forget those sugar-loaded Matcha frappucinos from the coffee shops, this one is tastier, way healthier, and (OK, maybe I’m a […]Read More Happy Matcha Monday!
Happy Summer! The warm weather is finally here and in full swing – and what better way to celebrate the season than by getting outside and being active?! While I don’t mind the occasional outdoor winter run, I usually chicken-out and just stay inside, opting instead for the treadmill at the gym. Winter in Canada […]Read More Summer Sports Nutrition: Check Out These Smoothies!
Probiotics have been making headlines all over the world, with their recent proposed ties to anxiety and depression, as well the booming market of probiotic products (1). It’s no question that the human gut microbiota plays a serious role in over-all human health, and research has explored everything from the beneficial effects of probiotic supplementation […]Read More Rad Research: Probiotics, & Why They’re Worth The Hype
It’s been a busy few weeks, but they’ve been quite exciting, and some very cool things have been happening! I recently was given the opportunity to develop some sports nutrition smoothies for the Canadian Health Food Association, and it’s been a total blast learning about the food styling, photography, and all the behind-the-scenes efforts that […]Read More The Secret Power of Khorasan
Maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar, honey – the list goes on. These days, there seems to be a constant buzz around the newest and “healthiest” alternative sweeteners, since sugar is seen as the number one enemy. Is anyone else overwhelmed? The media portrays sugar to be our biggest downfall, and there seems to be […]Read More Ain’t it sweet – Which alternative sweetener is my best bet? (Part 1)