I’ve never been a fan of creamy salad dressings but since I no longer consume oil based salad dressings (too high in fat and no nutrient value), it was time to get creative in my kitchen and figure something out. I created this creamy mango salad dressing a few weeks ago and it wasn’t too bad so I thought I would give it another go with a new flavour. This
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What is all the hype about “plant-based eating” and what does it mean? This term is being used throughout mainstream media, more health and wellness practitioners are talking about it, and our grocery stores are being stocked up with more plant-based products. Typically plant-based means absence of animal products and processed foods. For many, the term plant-based is a foreign concept but for others like myself, I live, work
Can you imagine eating all those delicious nutrient packed greens topped with various vegetables and then top it off with an unhealthy, high fat, salad dressing? This is what many people do. They eat all of these wonderful nutrient packed greens and top it off with a dressing that contains pure fat and no nutrients. When a food goes through the refinement process especially something like an olive, when heat
I’m always on the lookout to try new foods. I first tasted wheat berries a few years ago after I gave up meat completely and was looking to experience new tastes and foods. They are now a staple in my pantry. When I create new recipes, I like to keep one thing in mind, lots of colour. The more colour, the more variety of nutrients I’m placing into my body.
Rhubarb is now in season! I so love this time of year when fresh fruit and vegetables are ripe to pick or coming into season. As I empty my freezer of last year’s stock of fruits and vegetables, it’s time to start filling it up again with fruits and vegetables. The first fruit or vegetable of the year is always rhubarb. Yes, I know, I was surprised when I was
For optimal health, science supports a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle. This type of eating is not only nutritionally adequate and healthy but it can also provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. Some of the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle is that people who consume only these foods, have lower cholesterol levels (since cholesterol is found only in animal products), have lower blood pressure than nonvegetarians,
I was looking in my freezer the other day and all I could see were bags and bags of frozen shredded zucchini. I use a lot of zucchini for baking and I’ve also created a tasty zucchini and walnut dip, but I wanted to create something different that I could use as a main dish. I always look to my fridge and freezer for inspiration. There is never a day