Holiday Recipes

Berry Delicious Ice Dream

Recipe: Berry Delicious Ice Dream Summary: Makes 3 cups Ingredients 3 frozen bananas 1 c (250 mL) fresh or frozen berries (such as raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries,) 1 c (250 mL) fortified soymilk or soy yogurt 2 tbsp (30 ml) frozen juice concentrate (orange, citrus blend, peach or mango) Instructions Place frozen bananas, berries and soy-milk or yogurt in a blender or food processor. Process on high speed until thoroughly… Read More »Berry Delicious Ice Dream

Stir Fries for Men

Recipe: Stir Fries for He-Men Summary: If you want to pick a single recipe as your standby, a stir fry is the one to choose. The process is fun, you can create your masterpiece alone or in company, and the possibilities are limitless. The combinations shown here are just a suggestion; add or delete ingredients according to preference or what you have on hand. Ingredients 1-2 tbsp olive oil or… Read More »Stir Fries for Men

Garden Blend Soup

Recipe: Garden Blend Soup Summary: Makes 2 1/2 cups  Ingredients 3/4 cup hot water 1/4 cup orange juice, or 1/2 orange, peeled 3 to 4 cups kale, stem removed, chopped 1/2 apple, cored or 1/2 small cucumber, peeled 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, basil leaves or dill weed 1 1/2 tbsp. light miso 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 clove garlic 1/4 red jalapeño pepper or a pinch of cayenne 1/2 green… Read More »Garden Blend Soup

Stuffed Squash

Holiday Winter Stuffed Squash

Recipe: Holiday Winter Stuffed Squash Summary: Makes about 8 servings  Ingredients 1 winter squash such as Hubbard, butternut or acorn, about 5 lbs 1 recipe for Quinoa Stuffing (on this website) Instructions Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pierce the top of the squash with a sharp knife at 45 degree angle 2-inches over from the top. Pushing the knife blade away from your body, cut around the… Read More »Holiday Winter Stuffed Squash

Rosemary Gravy

Recipe: Rosemary Gravy  Summary: Makes 3 1/2 cups Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil 1/4 cup each of diced onion, carrot, and celery 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup all purpose or whole wheat flour 3 cups vegetable stock 2-3 tbsp tamari or soy sauce 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried sage 1/4 tsp pepper Salt to taste… Read More »Rosemary Gravy

Kids Can Cook

Would you like your kids to have fun in the kitchen while learning to make nutritious foods for themselves? The ideal way for children to learn about good nutrition is if they become our little kitchen helpers starting from the time they can hold a plastic spoon. Youngsters learn to like veggies when they can grasp and gnaw on a carrot stick, pick up peas or corn niblets with tiny… Read More »Kids Can Cook

Bridging the Gap

The following scenario offers a way to bridge the gap between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. And if you or a family member follow a particular diet for health reasons or because of allergies, you can replace the word “vegetarian” with the specific term for your diet while still using similar reasoning. You are part of a social group in which most members know each other fairly well. One evening, someone makes… Read More »Bridging the Gap

Healthy Holiday Eating

Are you planning festive gatherings that will include food? Beyond the traditional fare, do you wonder how to nourish the range of dietary choices among your circle of friends and family? Does your group include vegetarians, vegans, raw foods enthusiasts, or someone whose health concerns require that he or she eat healthier food, instead of just loading up on cholesterol, fat, and sugar? Here are a few tips, plus two… Read More »Healthy Holiday Eating

Summer in Paradise

We can have the best holiday ever right here in our exquisite corner of heaven. I am so grateful for all the love, care and foresight that continue to go into local initiatives, such as preserving our local parks, extending the seawall and maintaining our lovely surroundings. Here are some favourite ways to spend a few hours on these glorious summer days and also some healthful tips for keeping fit… Read More »Summer in Paradise

Nutritious Eating On The Go

Do you often find that you need something that you can grab as you rush out the door, and can eat on the run or at your destination? Does a commute to work replace a leisurely time at the breakfast table. Do you attend school but find your best time to eat something nourishing is after you arrive, for example in a morning break? Is your drive home a time… Read More »Nutritious Eating On The Go