‘Super-food’ Oatmeal

I love Oatmeal and have it most days for breakfast. It has a reputation for being boring and bland but I couldn’t disagree more. You can make it sweet, or savory, you can add cocoa or maple syrup (or both). I love playing with the ingredients I have on hand to create different variations to mix it up and keep …

Hope’s Guide to Clean and Green Essential Oils

When buying essential oils you need to ensure they are safe for your whole family, but how? The first thing is to recognize that not all essential oils are created equally. Many oils available in stores and online are diluted with things like synthetic compounds, carrier oils, or other essential oils not labeled on the bottle.

Essential Oils for Travelling

I recently went away to the Dominican Republic and of course I had to bring my essential oils with me. I wanted to bring my whole collection, but decided on the oils below (I had to leave some room for dresses and shoes 😉 ). They all have specific uses that are perfect for traveling and being on vacation which …

Butterfly in the Garden Baked Potato

Sometimes it can be difficult to get kids to eat their vegetables. Having fun with your food and making it visually appealing can make a big difference. Also try including your little ones in the cooking process. Having them connect with the food makes it more likely that they will want to try it. This recipe is for one, just …

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

67% of people struggle with sleep at least once a week. 27% of people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, I am one of those people. I can toss and turn for hours before finally falling asleep, making me frustrated, which makes it even more difficult to drift off. Who can relate? I’ve also worked odd hours for the …

7 Ways I Manage Endometriosis Naturally

After years of going from doctor to doctor I was FINALLY diagnosed with Endometriosis. After the initial surge of relief from finally being diagnosed, I felt scared, helpless and had a lot of questions (even after speaking with a gynecologist). I continued with the suggestions made by my natural path and continued to do my own research. I was sick …

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (Lifestyle) Quick Guide

Healthy Salad

There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute comes quickly and leaves fairly fast while chronic inflammation lasts much longer (months or even years). A poor diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can all contribute to the latter. Chronic inflammation has been proven to lead to and aggravate many diseases and conditions including but not limited to; Asthma, Arthritis, …

How to deal with body shaming

I’m sure most of us have felt it, and a lot of us have probably participated in it in some way. I know I have when I was younger, not ‘fat shaming’, but ‘skinny shaming’. I have made statements about people being too thin and have told people they should eat more. I always knew fat shaming was horrible but …

The Best Vegan Chilli

Anyone familiar with Canadian winters knows how cold it can get and this year is even colder than usual (-40c with windchill last night!). Today was my shopping and meal prep day and after all of this cold weather the hubby and I wanted something warm, protein packed and healthy. We decided on Chilli and I wanted to play with …

Cauliflower BBQ Wings

Cauliflower Wings are perfect as an appetizer with friends or as part of your main meal for dinner with potato wedges. This dish is deceivingly filling, while being low in fat and calories. V+          Makes: 4 servings          Cook time: 25 mins Ingredients 1 cup almond milk – unsweetened (or water*) 1 cup flour 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp black …