Chickpea Cocolate Chip Blondies
Nov17

Chickpea Cocolate Chip Blondies

Now I know what you are thinking sugar! Chickpeas and chocolate chips are two things that just DO NOT go together! Well, you are going to have to trust lady and at the very least…..hear me out! One of the very easiest ways that we can mess up the delicate balance of our hormones during the hormonal change that is peri-menopause and over the longer term put ourselves at risk of Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, is by eating...

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8 Tips To Balance Blood Sugar And Lose That Hungry All The Time Feeling
May12

8 Tips To Balance Blood Sugar And Lose That Hungry All The Time Feeling

Is your body in hungry-all-the-time mode? Do you know the meaning of the word Hangry?! Are you forever dreaming about your next meal or snack situation, rummaging through the cupboards for something to eat or grabbing food on the go as your move through your day. Hunger pangs mid-morning, mid-afternoon and through the evening are a sign that you are not fuelling your body with sufficient nutrition and subjecting yourself to sugar...

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Superfood Green Smoothie
Apr06

Superfood Green Smoothie

Spring is right around the corner here in Calgary and my daily diet is changing as the season begins to turn. It is hard to resist all the fabulous, fresh, new greens that are in the farmers market and in the refrigerators at the store. Where I relied and even craved the comforting flavours of pumpkin, butternut squash and sweet potato throughout the winter my palate is opening up to citrusy-fresh and bitter-green flavours for the...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh
Jul21

Quinoa Tabbouleh

I love the taste of Middle Eastern flavours in my food during the summer months. Like a little exotic holiday abroad in the comfort of your own home. Tabbouleh is traditionally a parsley salad, bulked out with bulgur wheat, but with three active teens I wanted to prepare a more substantial salad packed with nutrition.  By substituting quinoa the salad becomes gluten free and whilst my family can tolerate gluten, it is good...

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