How Veganism Made Me A Better Cook

I’ve been vegan for about two and a half years; I started transitioning in January 2016.  Since then, my interest in, and relationship to cooking has evolved.  Since changing my diet, I’ve endeavoured to shift my values in other areas of my life, from the way I grocery shop, to what clothes and makeup I…

Breaking Up With Sugar

I am breaking up with sugar… At least I’m trying to.  It’s been well over a year since I started thinking about this but it was my appointment with a holistic nutritionist in May that helped me take the plunge.  Specifically, learning about my gut microbiome and how it links to my hormonal history is…

What I Learned From a Holistic Nutritionist

This post is a little nerve-wracking for me to share as it’s touching on a sensitive topic for me, but I’m putting it out there regardless in case anyone else is facing some of the same hormonal skin issues that I am.  I am also writing this just as a personal note-to-self; something for me…

Three Tips for Going Vegan with a Partner

I just want to start this post off with a couple of caveats. Firstly, I consider myself a vegan, but if we get down to the brass tacks, plant-based might be a more appropriate term, simply because I still consume honey, and some of the non-food items that I purchase, namely makeup, are not always vegan…

Cleansing Blackberry Ginger Smoothie

After feasting on SO much delicious food this Thanksgiving, I wanted to start my day off with this smoothie to reset for the week ahead; it’s light, fresh and cleansing.  The ginger and turmeric help with digestion, the cilantro and lemon help with detoxifying the system.  The blackberries offer a slight sweet tanginess, which pairs…

Refreshing Red Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is quite easy to put together and is a great way to start the day or to have as an afternoon snack on a hot afternoon.  Prep time 5 mins Serves 2 2 bananas 1/2 cup of frozen Goji berries 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 cup fresh spinach…

Are Parsnip Chips Healthier than Potato Chips?!

James picked these up from the grocery store the other day, and I was really excited to try them.  They were really tasty; sweet and salty with lots of crunch!  Now, these chips get a big thumbs up from me overall as a tasty treat, however, I was a little surprised when I looked at…