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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ingredients 2 lb (about 2 large) sweet potatoes 4 cups shredded kale 4 oz goat cheese 1 cup coconut milk Salt, freshly cracked black pepper Peel the sweet potato or yams. Leaving them unpeeled increases the nutritional value but won’t give them a smooth consistency. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot filled with water. Boil uncovered for 15 minutes or until they are very soft…. Read More

Ingredients: 2 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened 2/3 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 cup raw almond butter, unsalted 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp raw honey (or ¼ tsp stevia powder) 1 cup dark chocolate (or carob) chips (70%) Directions: Mix all ingredients (except chocolate) in a bowl until well combined. Form into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray. The clusters will feel like they are falling apart. That… Read More

Smoothie Formula (per person) 1 cup frozen fruit (recommend berries, apple, pear- if using banana use ½ and only ½ cup of other fruit) 1.5 cups unsweetened liquid (almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, coconut water, water) 2 tablespoons oat bran, flaxseeds, hemps seeds or chia seeds 1 scoop of protein powder. If not using protein powder add an additional 2-3 tablespoons of flax, hemp or chia. FYI- Flax & chia can… Read More

  2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight (or a minimum of 2 hours). Drain and rinse. 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice ¼ cup filtered water (may need more depending on how well it’s blending. Use as little as possible so it’s not too thin) ½ cup nutritional yeast flakes 1-3 cloves of minced garlic (use less if you want a milder flavour) 1 tsp sea salt 1 tbsp chopped parsley (or cilantro/rosemary/dill/basil…or… Read More

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Breakfast/Meal #1 Overnight Oats: 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats mixed with 1/3 cup kefir, 1/3 cup almond or coconut milk, 1 tsp chia seeds in a mason jar. Leave overnight. In the morning add cacao nibs, shredded coconut and raw almonds for some crunch. Quinoa Porridge: Cook quinoa, add in almond milk, dried apricots and pistachios. Cook until tender. Quinoa can be cooked ahead… Read More

2 cups red cabbage 2 cups carrot, grated 1 granny smith apple, cut into matchsticks ½ cup Broccoli sprouts ¼ cup goji berries 2 green onions, chopped Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing. Spicy Slaw Dressing 1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard 3 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp Lemon juice 2 Tbsp Flaxseed oil ½ tsp finely diced fresh ginger 1” piece of red chilli pepper, no seeds for… Read More

2 cups cooked chickpeas (or canned, organic & BPA free) 2 tbsp hot sauce juice of 1 lime sea salt Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss chickpeas in all ingredients. Lay in a flat layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Shake pan at halfway point. To make them extra crispy, after 15 minutes of baking let them cool for a couple minutes then put them back in… Read More

Hydration: Multiply your body weight (in lbs) by 0.66 and divide by 8. That will give you the minimum number of 8oz glasses of water that you should consume each day. For example, a 140 lb person (140 x 0.66 /8) should drink 11.5 eight ounce glasses of water each day. Your body will not function properly without adequate water. Sleep: You need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Your body uses… Read More

Cedar: Healing, cleansing, “tree of life” Whim: “a sudden desire or change of mind”; urge, notion, vision. Give in to the urge to heal your body. Get a taste and you’ll never go back.

Black Kale, Toasted walnuts & Pomegranate Seeds with Garlic Tahini Dressing Serves 4. salad Ingredients 1 bunch of Lacinato (black) kale Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp flax or olive oil ½ tsp of sea salt ¼ cup raw walnuts, unsalted 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds dressing Ingredients ½ cup tahini ¼ cup lemon juice 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp coconut aminos (or tamari) ½ tsp sea salt 1 cup water Directions… Read More

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