MUSIC FESTIVAL ENERGY ORBS

So this weekend I am off to party with 80,000 other music fans. No big deal. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I never go anywhere unprepared, and my healthy tummy, no matter where I am, always comes first. Although I’ve heard that there will be fruit stands and …

MANGO CASHEW SUNSHINE BITES

I made it. My bean dip and everything else has officially passed through security on all three legs of my journey to Kauai. I am writing this 30,000 feet above the blue ocean, about two hours (out of the thirty eight!) from our final destination. I have never been so excited to get off a plane in. …

SWEET PEA & PEARL ONION PESTO SMOTHERED ZUCCHINI NOODLES

I have such a special treat for you today. Since I am in the final stretch of writing my manuscript (!!!), I’ve asked Julie from the Alkaline Sisters to take over this week. She’s created a gorgeous spring recipe for all of you who really need a bite of brightness (I figure that is anyone who has survived the …

MEATLESS MONDAYS WITH MARTHA STEWART – ASPARAGUS RIBBON SALAD

Doesn’t the mere sound of it conjure up delightful notions? Asparagus Ribbons. Say it again. Nice. Nothing says spring quite like asparagus. Those green stalks are a sure sign that fresh food is on the way! But get yourself to the market quickly, because this veggie is only in season for a very short time. Did …

SUPERFOOD HAUTE CHOCOLATE

Is it just me, or do the holidays sometimes feel more stressful than joyful? Tons of running around, last-minute gift making, endless social events, and no time for much else! I catch myself skipping meals and losing sleep just to keep up. Not very relaxing. This year I am making a concerted effort to book time for treating myself, …

THE GREAT JUICE FEAST

I am taking a bit of a break this week…a break from food! I am juice feasting. “Is that like juice fasting?”, you ask. Well, yes, they are essentially the same thing – a liquid diet of fresh pressed fruit and vegetable juices, except that with a juice feast, the idea is to consume a little …

MARINATED MANGO WITH ROSE PETALS

Ahhh, summer. I am so head-over-heels in love with this season, especially when it means being back in my homeland of Ontario. I have been living in the lakes and forests and sunshine of Ontario, buzzing from cottage to cottage, visiting country markets and picking wildflowers all along the way. Simple pleasures. Quiet moments with …

INTRODUCING SUMMER LIGHTS + THE MOJITO SMOOTHIE

Summer is here! I’ve officially crossed the pond from freezing cold northern Europe to tropical southern Canada! I am pretty happy to feel the sun shining and the heat in full force. Finally. As I was looking at my calendar the other day, I realized that my summer holiday doesn’t really include much “holiday”. So in …