‘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 …

What Does It Mean To Be Green?

With Earth Day 2019 a week away I started to think about what it means to ‘Be Green’. Of course the first thing that came to mind was being Environmentally friendly, but I wanted to dig deeper. What does it mean to be environmentally friendly to me?

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 …

Protein For Vegans: What You Need to Know

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “You obviously don’t get enough protein”, or “How can you have enough protein without consuming meat”, I’d have a pretty penny. The truth is plant based protein is plentiful! Before we get into vegan protein sources lets go through a basic understanding of what protein is. What is it? In …

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: My first experiences as an animal activist

April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month This morning (after working nights) I will be attending a pre sentence report for of one of the worst cases of Animal Cruelty in Canadian history to help show that the public DOES care about neglect and cruelty to animals. Over 1500 pigs died due to complete neglect from Benjamin Stein (Langton). When ospca …

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, …

I’m Vegan & Loving It!

2 months into being Vegan and I am happier and healthier! I finally cut out chocolate and cheese, the only two things for almost a year that weren’t vegan in my diet (I also now love dark chocolate, which I used to hate!). I feel great, my hair and skin look healthier and I’ve lost weight (not that I needed …

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 …