HEALTHY RECIPES

RAW HUMMUS – EAT RAW, EAT WELL

raw hummus

I love hummus!  It’s a healthier alternative to processed dips, and it’s really quick and easy it is to make.  If you are still into the store bought version, you are wasting your money. All you need is a good food processor that will puree the chickpeas and mix well with the other ingredients.  My…

HOME-BREWED KOMBUCHA RECIPE

Kombucha picture temp

Whenever I drop by a health food store, I’m always picking up a bottle of kombucha.  I’ve been enjoying kombucha in general so much that I decided to start making my own.   I had no idea where to start but thanks to youtube, it was only a matter of time before I knew what…

BLUEBERRY RYZA SMOOTHIE

Earth's Own Ryza Milk

Ryza is an enriched whole grain brown rice beverage, a wholesome choice for getting the nutrients that are a part of a healthy lifestyle. You can pretty much substitute Ryza in any recipe that calls for milk, whether you are making pancakes, soup or baking.   One of my favorites is to substitute Ryza for…

MORNING ENERGY BARS

MorningEnergyBarsRAW

  Like most people, I hardly have any time in the morning to eat breakfast, let alone prepare it.  This is where these morning energy bars come in handy.  They’re the perfect way to start your day, as they contain proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates and an abundance of micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium and…

EAT RAW, EAT WELL COOKBOOK BY DOUGLAS MCNISH

I try to live a healthy lifestyle, although I am not a vegetarian, vegan, or follow any special diet. For the past 2 years, I’ve been consciously looking for ways to make out family’s lifestyle more sustainable, and have come across lots of great information. Each week, I incorporate new recipes into my family’s meals.…

HOW TO PREPARE QUINOA?

QUINOA

  Quinoa is quite easy to prepare. It can be combined with fruits or
 vegetables to make a high-protein breakfast, gluten-free lunch or 
nutritional dinner dishes. Quinoa is coated with saponin, a bitter substance that protects the seeds.  Many brands wash off this coating, but to be sure, before cooking, soak quinoa in warm water…

QUINOA SALAD WITH ORANGE DRESSING

Quinoa Salad

  I learned a new recipe recently at “What’s for Dinner?” a class that’s held at the PC Cooking School (Loblaws). On this day, Meghan Telpner was the Chef. I have read Megan’s blog and tried a few of her nutritional recipes. I really enjoyed the class and this recipe in particular. I make it…

HOW TO PREPARE CHICKPEAS?

chickpeas

Dried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) can be bought in bulk. Since they have to be re-hydrated before use, pre-soaked canned chickpeas are also available for convenience. 1 cup of dried chickpeas will expend to 2 cups once soaked and re-hydrated. Soak 1 cup of chickpeas in 3 cups of water. It is best…

KITCHEN BASICS: HONEY-LEMON DRESSING

Honey Lemon Dressing Food & Wine

Simple, healthy and ready in 5 minutes.   Ingredients: 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme (optional) 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil salt & pepper In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the lemon zest, honey and thyme. Whisk in the olive…

EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE

Avocado

  Guacamole is really easy to make and its a great all year round.  I’ve attached two recipes.  Both easy to make, but the first one is especially quick and easy as it only has four ingredients. Easy Recipe Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 2 tablespoons of minced red or white onion 1/2 cup of finely…