blueberry protein smoothie

For as long as I have known her, my mother-in-law has loved her blueberry smoothies in the morning. She religiously swims three times a week (I know, impressive right!) and it is her go-to breakfast where she can put a scoop of protein in her magic bullet (feel full and yet not heavy!) and head…

powerhouse bar: energy + minerals

It was a toss up as to whether these should be called beach-bars or powerhouse bars. I made these while at my mom's house and they became a great grab-n-go beach snack. They are full of nuts and energy-rich foods that will keep you kicking-it for hours, whether you're at the gym, on the soccer…

miso dressing

Miso is a magical ingredient. It is one of the beautiful items in the fermented food category that is so good for your intestinal and digestive health. Plus it adds that sought after and flawless umami flavour to a dish.  I know many people want to include miso in their home recipes but I have…

island time 

Every summer we spend time on the island, Prince Edward Island that is. When you're a regular it's called the island (or at least our family thinks so) even if we'll always be from-away. My mom lives here on a riverbank just outside Charlottetown and every time I come I love it more and more.…

everything cookies

Before I started actually documenting and testing recipes, this is how I cooked (and baked!)—I would take a simple inspiration and add more of everything nutritious and healthy to it. Usually my creations would work beautifully. Sometimes they were an epic fail. I still find it tough to measure and record when making meals because…

for the (sweet) record

So just to be clear, I don't think people who feed their children sugar are the devil. I don't think not eating sugar is some sort of superior-practice that has a good and bad camp. I'm not dualistic nor here to judge. What I can only hope to do is help inspire families to know…

gomashio

I grew up macrobiotic. I’ll make a point in the coming months to explain more about the meaning and lifestyle and try to debunk many of the myths of it seeming only like a restrictive brown-rice-based-fad-diet (I promise you, it's not!). While my culinary preferences have evolved to suit our more modern lifestyle, most of…