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Monthly Archives: March 2014

¼ cup Kalamata olives, sliced 2 cups Quinoa, cooked ¼ cup Feta, crumbled ½ Red onion, diced ½ cup cucumber, chopped ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved   Dressing: ¼ cup flaxseed oil (or olive oil) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp grainy mustard Combine first 6 ingredients in a large salad bowl. In a small bowl mix dressing ingredients with a whisk. Add… Read More

2 Chicken breasts, boneless/skinless (cut into 1” cubes) 2 Turkey sausages (cut into 1” pieces) – look for organic, low sodium sausage without gluten, soy or nitrates. 2 Spanish onions, peeled and chopped 10 Garlic cloves, peeled 28 oz can Whole tomatoes 2 cups Brown rice 3 cups Chicken stock 1 cup of red or white wine (can omit..but really..why would you) 3 Bay leaves 1 sprig Fresh rosemary 1 Red pepper… Read More

Kale: High in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids to help avoid chronic inflammation and oxidative stress. Flavonoids and vitamin C together improve antioxidant effectiveness of each other 1327% of daily Vitamin K, 354% of daily vitamin A  and 88% of daily vitamin C in one cup of cooked kale. Walnuts: ¼ cup contains 95% DV of Omega 3s Protective against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Some phytonutrients found in walnuts… Read More

In honour of Valentine’s Day, last month I taught a Heart-Health themed cooking class for a group at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy. Cardiovascular health impacts everything in your daily life from going for a run to bringing nutrients to your body cells. Nutrition plays a vital role in keeping your cardiovascular system running smoothly. Heart Healthy Nutrients: Polyphenols, otherwise known as antioxidants, protect the body against harmful toxins, lower blood pressure; protect blood vessels,… Read More

1 head of cauliflower ¼ cup coconut oil 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp lemon juice 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper Chives to garnish Preheat oven to 500°. Melt all ingredients (except cauliflower) in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (double boiler). Pour melted ingredients over cauliflower. Toss well. Bake for 15 minutes.

3 small beets 1 tbsp avocado oil Sea salt 1 tsp dried rosemary Preheat oven to 475°. Wash, peel and slice beets very thinly (use a mandolin, if you have one). Place sliced beets on a parchment lined baking pan that has been well oiled with avocado oil. Leave a small amount of space between slices. Dab tops of beets with remaining oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary. Bake for 20… Read More

1 very ripe avocado 2 tbsp dutch cocoa (or cacao – may have to add more sweetener as cacao is more bitter) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp raw honey ¼ cup coconut milk 1 g stevia extract Using a hand blender, mix all ingredients until smooth. Chill until serving.

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