8 Reasons to Eat More Legumes

Lentils, chickpeas, black beans, soy beans, navy beans, black eye peas are just a handful of more than 80 different types of legume varieties that are consumed in the world!  These are the staple to many traditional cultural dishes. Think: Indian Dahl and rice,...

Meal Planning 101

Are you tired of the same old dishes? Is it stressful to plan dinner every night? Are you eating just a bit too much take out or premade/frozen meals? Many factors may come between you and healthy eating, but menu planning is a fabulous way of assuring you have all...

Easy Smoked Salmon Quiche

If you have ever read the ingredients on a store bought quiche you’ve probably already classified quiche as an unhealthy food. Quiche has gained a bad reputation for being extremely high in saturated fat and cholesterol due to its high cream and cheese content,...

Pregnancy Diet for the Second Trimester

At this point most women have conquered the nausea and fatigue stage.  Now that your appetite has returned, let’s focus on nutrient dense foods.  Another common theme that repeats itself during pregnancy is the importance of consuming a variety of whole foods.  This...

Nutrition for the 1st Trimester

One of the things that really bothers me as a naturopath and as a pregnant woman is that it’s difficult to find trimester-specific nutritional information.  Throughout pregnancy your vitamin and mineral needs are slightly different, so rather than writing about...

Raw brownies

These are the brownies you’ve always been dreaming of: gooey, sweet, chocolaty, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and oh sooo delicious!  Check out how easy they are to make and treat yourself this weekend! Ingredients: 2 cups whole hazelnuts 2 1/4 cups of chopped...