• Recipes

    Garlic Roasted Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

    Roasting salmon on top of Brussels sprouts and garlic, flavoured with wine and fresh oregano, is simple enough for a weeknight meal yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with quinoa. Ingredients 14 large cloves garlic, divided ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano, divided 1 teaspoon salt, divided ¾ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 6 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced ¾ cup white wine, preferably Chardonnay 2 pounds wild-caught salmon fillet, skinned, cut…

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    Ketogenic Diet – Good or Bad Idea?

    There is a lot of hype around the ketogenic diet lately, which brings about a lot of questions as to whether or not this is the next weight loss fad or even safe to try.     What is the Ketogenic Diet? If you don’t know much about the ketogenic diet, it is one that is high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. A typical ketogenic diet consists of the following. About 70% of calories from high-quality…

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    CURRIED POTATO LENTIL SOUP

    It’s that time of year for soup, hot chocolate, Shepherd’s Pie, and cozy loungewear. And sitting by the fire. Oh, and Netflix. Hearty, comforting curry lentil soup with potatoes and kale! Big curry flavor in this 1-pot soup that comes together in less than 45 minutes. The perfect satisfying, healthy, plant-based meal. Ingredients SOUP 1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut oil (or sub a neutral oil, such as avocado) 1 cup (160 g) diced yellow or white onion 1 tsp minced…

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    Breaking Up with Food – How Hunger Starts in the Mind

    When I first started counseling people on nutrition, I too was obsessed with food. My advice was to eat within 30min of waking and make sure to eat every 3 hours all day long.  If you didn’t do this, my concern was that you were going to be hungry. If you get hungry, you are going to make the wrong food choices and overeat. This analogy is true for some; however, most people do better when they make fewer food…

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    Another Reason to Quit Diet Soda

    When I think if diet soda, I think of one of those “it’s too good to be true” moments. Like the magic pill that guarantees 30lbs of weight loss, or the book that promises in 3 easy steps your toddler will never melt down again.   When it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Life is about balance, and good health does not come without some effort, dedication and a little bit of grit (I am loving…