Tagged with Cooking class

Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Hello, Sunshine! It finally feels safe to move that down parka into storage and dust off my sandals. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and new life is budding, blossoming and greening up all around us. Three cheers for Spring!!! This winter was no joke. Since some time in late 2013 I’ve found it … Continue reading

Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

Super Fly Pumpkin Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. Let’s eat! I love a good Thanksgiving-induced turkey coma followed by a big piece of pumpkin pie. With lots of whipped cream. This year I’m shaking things up with a wholesome version of this celebrated dessert. Here are the ingredients you won’t find in Super Fly Pumpkin Pie: Sugar – It suppresses the … Continue reading

Chai this!

Chai this!

Fall is in the air and thank goodness. Summertime is blissful, don’t get me wrong, but it can get overwhelming after a while. Too many plans and not enough sunsets to fit in all that awesomeness! When the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change colour, I breathe a sigh of relief. It’s time … Continue reading

Top 10 toxins to avoid

Top 10 toxins to avoid

1. Mercury found in large fish like tuna. It’s toxic to the nervous system and thyroid gland. 2. Pesticides like organophosphates, chlordanes and DDT from non-organic and/or imported produce. They are linked to cancer and neurological conditions. 3. Pesticide and antibiotic residues in conventionally raised beef, dairy products and farmed fish like Atlantic salmon and catfish. 4. Persistent … Continue reading

Spring Detox Extravaganza

Spring Detox Extravaganza

Happy Spring! Now that it’s officially here, the snow can melt and the sun can come out. Any time now… I’m so ready to whip out the pastels, smell flowers and walk my dog in above-zero temperatures. I’m also in DESPERATE need of a spring detox to help me get my health back on track. … Continue reading

Ho Ho Hold the Gluten!

Ho Ho Hold the Gluten!

If you’re living with bothersome food sensitivities, wheat or dairy allergies, Celiac disease or diabetes, the quickly approaching holiday season may have you feeling anything but merry. There’s no time like the holidays to make you feel left out and unsatisfied if you need to follow a restricted diet… But we’re here to help, friends! Join us at The Naturopathic … Continue reading

Saddle up!

Saddle up!

Attention ladies of the equine persuasion! Join me in November at Meadow Wood Stables for The Healthy Horsewoman – a nutrition workshop and cooking class to help you optimize your athletic performance. In this course I’ll discuss essentials like nutrient timing, hydration and supplements for endurance and recovery with a focus on the female athlete, touching upon … Continue reading

7 tips for cold & flu prevention

7 tips for cold & flu prevention

It‘s officially fall. While I’m way excited to break out the cozy wool sweaters and trade sandals for fabulous boots, I’m not excited about my suddenly sore throat and runny nose… Ick! I’m sick. The body has a mean way of reminding us when we haven’t been good to ourselves. I’ll admit it: lack of … Continue reading

Treat the root cause of weight gain.

Treat the root cause of weight gain.

Many factors aside from eating too much contribute to unwanted weight gain, including food allergies or sensitivities, inflammation, hormones, emotions, stress and toxins. Since obesity is a major risk factor for cancer, heart disease and diabetes, getting to the root cause of your struggle is a top priority to help you feel better and prevent illness in the future. Here are … Continue reading

Last night was totally sweet!

Last night was totally sweet!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us last night at The Naturopathic Kitchen for my sugar show & tell and Chef Jordan’s healthy dessert demonstrations! We promised to teach you more than you ever wanted to know about various sweeteners on the market.. without sugarcoating it. You left feeling informed and empowered to make better choices, sweet tooth satisfied … Continue reading