#BellLetsTalk … let’s talk about it!

Well, yesterday was #BellLetsTalk day … and I feel free to write about something that is near and dear to my heart …. mental health. We should not feel confined to only one day per year, and so much has improved as far as the stigma of mental health issues is concerned, but …. I feel…

Mind over matter

Originally posted on The Food Issue:
I can’t help but look back on the past 365 days (plus a week!) as well as ahead, toward a new year. What went well, what not so well? What will I focus on in the days ahead? Some might call this the making of a New Year’s Resolution. I’m all about new…

Balance is Power

Definition – Balance: mental and emotional steadiness (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) So, today, I’m driving away from my neighbourhood store, with my many organic foods packed neatly in my reusable cotton bags, when the word “balance” comes unsolicited to mind. I am seeking balance in my life. I am shopping as close to home as possible, so I…

Grass-fed Meat Loaf

Ingredients:  -1 lb grass fed ground meat -1 tbsp coconut oil -3 stalks organic celery -1 stalk organic broccoli -green onions -1 cup gluten free oatmeal -1/2 cup ground teff or flax seed -1/2 cup sunflower seeds – 3/4 cup nutritional yeast -130 g of organic gluten free Quinoa and vegetable Soup (or other soup…

Lentil Meal Loaf

INGREDIENTS: • 2 stalks celery • 2 cups lentils • ½ cup wheat free oatmeal (To replace whole wheat bread crumbs) • ½ tsp sage • ½ cup almonds, ground • 6 cups gluten free veggie soup stock • 1 cup scallions (green onions) • ½ cup ground flax seed (To replace wheat germ) •…

Raw Veggie Pasta Dish

Ingredients:  1 pkg gluten free pasta, freshly prepared and rinsed lightly. 4 heaping tbsps. or more Tahini Sauce 3 TBSP. olive oil 4 tsp. lemon, lime juice OR apple cider vinegar pkg grape tomatoes, halved and salted lightly if you like 2 fresh red or yellow sweet pepper or 2 mini ones, diced handful fresh…

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

NOTE: This recipe indicated that a soy-based cheese could be used. Soy ingredients should be avoided as much as possible. Ingredients: 2 stalks of broccoli, broken into little flowerettes ½ block of vegan/rice cheddar cheese (or a nice goat or raw cheddar, if preferred) 1 cup nutritional yeast 3 cups of uncooked brown rice (or…

Cauliflower Millet Shepherd’s pie

NOTE: This recipe is not “paleo” approved. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more to oil baking dish (or olive oil) (unflavoured if preferred) 3/4 cup dried millet, rinsed and picked over (or quinoa, if preferred) Salt and pepper to taste 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 head cauliflower, broken into…

Grain-free Almond Coconut Scones

  These scones are paleo-fied. Honestly, I think these are SO much better than wheat-based scones. Gluten-free, and Grain-free. Paleo approved.   Makes 16 medium to small scones Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, coconut oil, butter, egg, kefir {or yogurt, coconut milk, almond milk}, honey, maple syrup, coconut shreds, slivered almonds, raisins, cacao nibs, vanilla extract, almond extract, baking soda, and…

Do all fats make me fat?

Well, I’ve lived almost my entire life believing something that is completely false, and I am determined to put this lie behind me forever. I was told, by health care professionals, books, nutritionists and dietitians, and even family members that fat … any fat … was bad for me, and that eating fat was one of…