Health

Apple Picking

  • How you can benefit from local food

This past weekend, Courtney and I took the kids apple picking. It was a beautiful day, we’d just been to a new local “cidery” (great place, but that’s another story for another day), and thought lets go pick some local apples. At first we thought nothing of it, but while […]

Make your own kimchi

  • When good bugs meet good food

Fermented foods are becoming a hit again, and rightly so! They’re packed with beneficial bacteria that help with digestion, our immune system, allergies, and the list goes on! So how do you make your own? Easy! Just keep reading…   Ingredients (best if you can grow these yourself!): 1 head […]

Are you allergic to the foods you’re eating?

  • find out if the foods you're eating are causing more harm then good

We all know about the anaphylactic reactions that some people have to food, but were you aware that most people can have a different and less severe reaction? Although the symptoms are not life threatening, they can be extremely debilitating. Let’s compare the 2 types: Type 1 hypersensitivity reaction is […]

Cough Syrup Recipe

Here’s an all too familiar story: its my kids bedtime and he just started coughing and wiping his nose with his sleeve (thank you every kid he’s come in contact with). It’s too late to go and get a cough syrup, so I hope he can make it through the night without […]

How to eat kale

  • Kale salad recipe is sure to be a family hit!

This was the first year we grew kale, and I had no idea how abundant the harvest would be.  6 plants yielded 2 large bags, so I needed to figure out what to do with all of it – so I thought I’d blog about it! First I washed all […]

Kale Summer Salad

  • Kale salad recipe is sure to be a family hit!

It’s summer, we should all be eating more vegetables! Instead of using lettuce, try amping up the health-o-meter by using kale instead.  It’s a little tougher, but the taste is incredible, especially if you get some that is locally grown.  The mustard vinaigrette dressing is super easy and adds some punch […]

Broccoli Salad

  • an extremely quick, easy and nutritious broccoli salad that can be made in minutes.

I live in a very busy household: kids all over the place, my wife commutes to Toronto, and every day of the week I’m somewhere different with my various endeavours.  Finding the time at the end of the day to eat healthily can be difficult. Here is another recipe for […]

Healthy Skin: it’s what’s inside that counts

  • fundamentals that will prime your skin and reflect your inner health.

Skin.  It’s the first thing we notice about someone next to their smile and their eyes.  It tells the world how healthy we are – do we have blemishes or poor colour? Or does our skin look radiant and full of life? In an effort to give the impression of healthy […]

Super Easy, Quick and Healthy Coleslaw!

  • who says side dishes can't be easy AND healthy?

It can be a challenge to make sure you’re eating all the fruits and vegetables you need in the day, especially if you’re rushing home in the evening.  Salads are easy, but there is virtually no benefit to eating lettuce, so if you’re not putting a lot of veggies and/or fruit […]

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