Nutritionist was not the first word that came to mind when I was a kid telling an adult what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was the same as so many other kids, Veterinarian or Astronaut. But for as long as I can remember my interest in how food heals was always there. I have had many mentors since then, from small town farmers to university professors, but no one can give you more information about your body than yourself.
Having had a lifetime of digestive issues, it wasn’t until I recognized my own food sensitivities did I really understand the connection that diet played in my whole body/mind health. Fortunately, we have come a long way from the the 1970’s era food pyramid, but what still remains is a world of confusion on what is the best way to nourish. That's because there is no best way for everyone, there is only the best way for YOU! We are all completely unique and different, therefore each individual's dietary needs will vary. My goal in helping my clients understand their relationship to food and the importance of figuring out the best dietary path is top priority. Because once you have your dietary "muscle memory" set, it becomes easier to stay invested. After accomplishing that, you can do anything!!!
simple, nutritious recipes for the everyday person.
This mixed lentil stew will nourish and warm you from the inside while the weather is cold outside.
This summertime smoothie is three ingredients that never grow old - strawberries, raspberries, watermelon.
Breakfast just got better!
An easy curry that everyone will think you spent hours preparing.
Chocolate is one of the foods I could never live without, really the only other one is pizza. As prep for some endurance riding and because my husband wanted a tasty recovery snack, I began my long quest to make the perfect "power ball".
My autumn cleanse brought me closer to understanding turmeric's powerful anti-inflammatory properties first hand.
This recipe was adapted from Nom Nom Paleo’s “Better Off Bread”. It is easy to make and has a dense, moist quality that will definitely have your guests begging for the recipe. I serve with butter and jam, cheese and chutneys.
Everyone loves it, on or off the cleanse, and I love the variations it offers. Recently I used basil and cilantro as the main herbal ingredients, and I think each and every person who ate it, asked for the recipe. Wanna be that person at your next potluck?
Sometimes chocolate is the perfect cure. These flourless chocolate bites are loaded with good protein, good fat, good fiber and great taste! Don’t let the black beans scare you away, they are the secret ingredient that will get you that blue ribbon at your next brownie bake-off!