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COSTA RICA

Over the years, I’d heard so many beautiful things about Costa Rica. So much so that we finally decided to visit Jaco beach earlier this year and I fell in love! The weather, the people and the food were all perfect. February […]

CHIPOTLE LIME CASHEW CREMA

Makes: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked in water overnight or in boiling water for 20 minutes 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup of lime juice or 1 lime 1 chipotle pepper in the sauce (see tip) Directions: Place cashews […]

FARM TO TABLE

Have you ever thought of how far your food travels to get to your plate? Living in Canada, the window for growing fruits and vegetables is relatively short, so we largely depend on imported foods. On average, food travels 2,500km to get […]

SUGAR AND YOUR BRAIN

I’ve talked about the damaging effects of sugar on your overall health and recent studies show that sugar has a particularly devastating impact on the brain. In fact, Alzheimer’s is now being referred to by some as type 3 diabetes. High blood […]

IF YOU FAIL TO PREPARE PREPARE TO FAIL

Like anything in life, preparation is critical. Waiting until you’re hungry to cook can lead to poor choices (especially if you have lots of packaged and processed foods lying around). Here are some tips to help ensure that you make healthy choices: […]

YOU ARE NOT A NUMBER

How many times do us women define ourselves by our age, weight or dress size? We need to shift our thinking, especially as we grow older. After all, there is no expiry date on living a vibrant and healthy life!  I’m not […]

ACNE

Have you ever had acne? Growing up, I was literally the dairy queen – I ate ice cream by the buckets! By the time puberty hit, my skin was cystic and absolutely awful. As a teen, this was devastating. After years of antibiotics […]