Arugula Pesto

Who said pesto was long to make?  Whip this delicious recipe up in 15 minutes, max! Why?  On top of being ultra-tasty, it is rich in calcium and promotes bone health without containing dairy (yes, it is possible!).  It’s also perfect for those who have trouble...

Green Smoothie Recipe

Have you heard of green smoothies?  Don’t be scared!  They have actually gained enormous popularity over the past few years.  Why?  Not only are they delicious but they are bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.  Green smoothies are a great way to...

7 Weight Loss Myths Broken

With so much weight-loss information out there, it’s hard to make sense of it all and distinguish fact from fiction.  Here are a few common myths explained and clarified! To loose weight I need to… 1.       Cut the fat in my diet  Myth Fat is essential to every...

Too-Hot-to-Bake Cake!

Couscous-Fruit Cake This is an easy, quick, fat-free cake recipe perfect for a hot summer day as it requires no baking and it is served chilled.  Eat it as a desert, snack or even breakfast but make sure you keep any leftovers in the fridge to retain its moisture....

Spinach Dip Recipe

While on vacation, I remembered how difficult it was to find healthy dairy-free entrées and appetizers.  Here’s a delicious, healthy, dairy-free dip to add to your repertoire.  Serve it with bread, crackers, raw vegetables… Ingredients: 1 ½ cups silken tofu* 1 ½ table...

7 Tips for Restful Sleep

It is estimated that between one third and one half of Americans have insomnia or complain of poor sleep.  Regular, restful sleep is often underestimated when looking at one’s general health, but in actuality, it affects the functioning of our entire body as it...

Taking a Bite Out of Stress

Summer can be synonymous with vacations and relaxation, but when the temperature is high, this can cause increased irritability, nervousness and stress confirms psychiatry professor, Nancy Molitor from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  As mentioned...

Raw Carrott or Beet Salad

Carrot Salad Preparation time: 15 minutes Portions: 6 Ingredients: 6 Raw beets ½ cup Dry raisins ½ cup Pumpkin seeds Vinaigrette: ¼ cup (65 ml) Extra-virgin olive oil 3 ½ tbsp (55 ml) Apple cider vinegar Preparation: Soaking raisins and seeds The night before, soak...