• Nutrition,  Recipes

    Maple-fennel bacon

    Ingredients 12 slices bacon 3 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp fennel seeds   Instructions  PREHEAT oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with foil, then top with a wire rack.  ARRANGE bacon in a single layer, over- lapping slightly if needed, across rack. Stir maple syrup with sugar in a small bowl. Brush maple mixture over bacon. Sprinkle with fennel seeds. Season with fresh pepper.  BAKE in centre of oven until cooked through and dark golden, 25 to 35 min. Gently loosen bacon…

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    The Toss Up: An Orange and A Vitamin C Tablet, do they both land equally?

    This takes me back to 1st year botanical medicine within my Naturopathic medical education.  My professor was highlighting the concept of synergy among plants, and how together the pieces together are greater than the whole. Within botanical medicine, and through diet, parts of the plants (or constituents) can work together, and play off each other, augmenting an outcome that surpasses what would be expected with the individual parts on their own. This leads to the example that my professor provided. …

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    Let Food Be Thy Medicine: 3 Tips to a Plentiful Plate of Phytochemicals.

    Hippocrates put it so well. Have you ever had a meal that was just right for you in that moment, and you finished it feeling fantastic?? …That elated feeling of wellness and satisfaction, your body expressing gratitude for giving it exactly what it needed.?  __________________________________________________________ There’s so much more to food and nutrition than simply providing our bodies with energy or meeting basic human requirements for survival.  There is vast health and wellness potential through nutrition.  Not even getting into…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Barbecued Buffalo-ed Cauliflower

    This is a perfect snack or side dish.  You might even hear  “this takes just like chicken”. Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, about 2 – 2 ½ lbs 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp kosher salt ¼ cup plus 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp Franks RedHot sauce 6 tbsp unsalted butter ½ cup blue cheese crumbled Preparation Trim off leaves and some of the stem of the cauliflower so you have 1½ inches of stem exposed…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Basic Chia Seed Pudding

    Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free Thrown together in just a couple minutes! Be sure to make this in advance (I like making it before bed) so it has time to thicken up. The thickness of the chia pudding will vary based on the kind of almond milk you use, so don’t worry if it looks a bit thick or thin when you first try it out. If your pudding is too thin you can add more…