Healthy Mediterranean-style Asparagus Chickpea Pasta Salad (no mayo) That Your Liver and Heart Will Love

Healthy Mediterranean-style Asparagus Chickpea Pasta Salad (no mayo) That Your Liver and Heart Will Love

I get so inspired by Italian cooking shows, partly because the flavours are so fresh and partly because that's where my are roots are. Different regions are known for different dishes and ingredients. This week, I've learned that peach tress grow abundantly in Capri, along with almonds, so most of their baking is done with [...]

5 More Reasons to Include Lemons Every Day, Especially for Women’s Health

5 More Reasons to Include Lemons Every Day, Especially for Women’s Health

The saying, "Making lemonade out of lemons" puts a positive twist on something sour. When it comes to nutrition, a sour lemon isn't that negative at all. In fact, an acidic lemon actually creates a more alkaline environment in the body. What does this mean? Well, we want to create balance in the body and, [...]

Virtual Visits ~ Nutrition Consultations During #socialdistancing

Virtual Visits ~ Nutrition Consultations During #socialdistancing

During this time of social distancing, or physical distancing, all of my appointments have been moved to an online format. Book in for our usual 1 hour consults, and choose how you would like to visit. Options are Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or phone call. 60 mins, $95 / 5 sessions, $450 Meet you there! BOOK [...]

How to Give 5 Weekly Food Staples a Nutritional Boost

How to Give 5 Weekly Food Staples a Nutritional Boost

By staples, I mean the basics. I'm talking about Sunday pancakes, the pot of rice that you make on meal prep day, sandwiches, and the standard salads. Adding some simple toppings and additions will just give those staples a bit of a boost. I like to think we can make our food a little more [...]

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

I decided to go completely plant-based for the month of February. I don't usually label my way of eating, other than to call it "intuitive eating". If I want some lean, organic chicken, fish or sharp cheddar, I will have some...in moderation. If my body cries out after eating certain foods, I listen. My reasons [...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Cranberry Salad With Feta, Candied Pecans and Honey Mustard Dressing

Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Cranberry Salad With Feta, Candied Pecans and Honey Mustard Dressing

Brussels sprouts have made a comeback since I was a kid. Many of us gen x-ers have the same complaint, or memories, about boiled brussels sprouts that our mom's used to make. They were bitter, bland and nobody wanted to eat them. Well, someone, somewhere, came up with roasted, carmelized, crispy brussels that I now [...]