Chia Wonder Cereal

Chia Wonder Cereal

For anyone who has watched Dragon's Den, you may recognize 'Holy Crap' as one of the most successful business deals that's ever gone down on the show. Holy Crap is a breakfast cereal made of only a few natural ingredients. As you may confer from its name, the soluble and insoluble fibre content contributes to happy bowels. The only problem with Holy Crap is that it's holy expensive!! Here is my version that is yummier and cheaper.

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Recipe Alteration: Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

Recipe Alteration: Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

Full credit to Sarah Britton for her Life-Changing Load of Bread.
It is a fantastic accomplishment to make a bread that looks and tastes amazing, and is filled with only healthy, natural, low- sugar impact foods. Her recipe is fantastic, but if you want to make it grain-free and paleo, try this version.

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Recipes - Caesar Dressing and Herbed Vinaigrette

Recipes - Caesar Dressing and Herbed Vinaigrette

I generally steer people clear of commercial dressings, even the 'natural' ones - ya never know what quality oils they are using. Also the use of clear bottles means consistent exposure to light, which leads to potential rancidity for the oils that they do use. So I'm offering up a couple of simple options for dressings that you can make in 5 - 15 minutes. 

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Fiddle Diddles (Chocolate Protein Snack Bar)

Fiddle Diddles (Chocolate Protein Snack Bar)

I decided to adapt my beloved Fiddle Diddles  to make a healthy, homemade alternative to protein bars to ensure that I (and you) have a snack that is providing enough nutrition to keep the brain focused and to maintain energy throughout the day. I made them 'not too sweet' so they don't induce cravings or become addictive (and to keep the carbs lower for those needing to keep their weight down).

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Fitness Recovery Shake

Fitness Recovery Shake

This is a great shake to have within 30 minutes of an intense workout, whether it is power or cardio based. This is the time when the muscles are most ripe to recover their stored sugar (glucose) supply and protein can most easily be shuttled into the muscle tissue alone with the glucose. We keep fat low or non-existent so the digestion and uptake of the sugar and protein are not slowed down.

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Gluten-free Chickpea Wraps

Gluten-free Chickpea Wraps

This recipe was inspired by Carla, a client who has shifted into wholesome eating but wanted a healthy wrap as an option for when she's on the go at lunch. I promised that I'd work on an adaptation of my Chickpea Crepe that would be sturdy enough to stand up to lots of veggies, avocado and protein. Here it is. It's yummy and it stands the test of stuffings.

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Recipe: Woman's Nighttime Shatavari Milk

Recipe: Woman's Nighttime Shatavari Milk

Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb, one of the most commonly used in India for women to balance the reproductive tissues and hormones. Used for the mood swings and irritability of PMS, menopausal hot flashes, fertility, it is an herb of such potency that it is translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands”. I personally like to make a warm milk at night to help deepen my sleep and reduce hot flashes.

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Recipe: Cocoa Nib Cookies

Recipe: Cocoa Nib Cookies

A friend asked me if I had any suggestions for what to do with cacao nibs that she has in her cupboard and I immediately thought of this recipe. These are delicious but the benefits go beyond taste. Cacao nibs (partially ground cacao beans) and the cocoa powder have an abundant source of antioxidants, magnesium, and iron. 

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Recipe: Walnut Date Cinnamon Protein Shake

Recipe: Walnut Date Cinnamon Protein Shake

I’m into protein shakes these days. Love them as a first morning meal and sometimes when working from home as a late afternoon snack. They are also a great inclusion for pre or post workout if you can make that happen. But I am a stickler for taste…and some of the shakes that I have tried from others’ recipes just don’t cut it for me flavour-wise.

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