‘Summer Busy’ Chocolate and Cranberry Granola Bars – Gluten Free
Jul14

‘Summer Busy’ Chocolate and Cranberry Granola Bars – Gluten Free

‘Summer busy’ with kids is different from ‘school year busy’, where everyone has to be on time for the 8:45 start and the schedule is slammed between 3:30pm and 8pm. It has a gentler vibe to it, you can wake later and not rush over breakfast but in the middle of the day it gets crazy scattered with kids going in all directions. I have a kid teaching at the YMCA, being ‘Mr Jolly’ all day through...

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Decadent Chocolate Hemp Spread
Apr14

Decadent Chocolate Hemp Spread

After a long Calgary winter, it is strawberry season at last and I just can’t get enough of pairing the juicy package of vitamin C with this clean and delicious Chocolate Spread.  With only 5 ingredients this is not your fake food Nutellery blend of sugar, milk solids, artificial flavour and modified palm oil but a delicious emulsion of whole foods that are all fantastically nutritious for the body. Let’s start with...

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oct20

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I first read the following list of symptoms in Patrick Holfords wonderful book, Optimum Nutrition of the Mind, I found them scarily familiar and felt for sure that I would finally find a solution to whatever nebulous mental health issue I was suffering from! The symptoms were fatigue, irritability, depression, poor concentration, forgetfulness, crying spells, insomnia and excessive sweating at night. Ugly right? Turns out that...

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Chocolate Apricot and Coconut Energy Balls
Jun12

Chocolate Apricot and Coconut Energy Balls

Well after duking it out on Facebook the vote swung the way of the Chocolate Orange Energy Ball hogging all of the limelight. But for those that voted for a taste of Apricot and Coconut with their chocolate treat, or are looking for a snack that does not contain tree nuts…..here is the sister recipe from one very chocolaty day in the kitchen! This energy ball is another great vehicle for introducing the super-food, a blue green...

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Chocolate Orange Energy Balls
Jun05

Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

 There is nothing more delicious than formulating and tasting a gorgeous new healthy treat and this rich orange chocolate delight is a winner! Unlike your regular shop bought chocolate treat, which spikes blood sugar levels and then betrays you to the energy crash and burn, this chocolaty morsel is packed with energy sustaining nutrition. Nuts, coconut oil and ground flax provide healthy fats to the brain and body including the...

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