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May 13, 2019

Hmm, hmm, hmm! This soup is deliciously filling and easy to prepare.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped (white, brown, yellow)

  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large carrot , chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 1/2 green cabbage, chopped

  • 2 cups / 400g dried lentils (any except DuPuy)

  • 400g / 14 oz crushed tomato

  • 1.5 litres / 1.5 quarts (6 cups) vegetable or chicken stock / broth, low sodium

  • 1/2 tsp each cumin and coriander powder

  • 1...

February 13, 2019

All of us can relate to fearing what’s ahead. And when it comes to intimacy and being open to love, many of us have the urge to push love away, to protect ourselves and to keep love at a distance. 

We’ve all experienced disappointment and hurt: the “it” relationship where we could see how good our future life was going to be that ends suddenly, or it slowly dies over time where life resembles nothing like it should or what we wanted it to be, leaving us sad, depressed, scared and angry. We mourn not o...

September 6, 2018

There is a misconception that exercise helps you lose weight and that no matter what or how much you eat, you can “burn it off” with exercise.

Sadly, this isn’t the case. Although exercise has an incredible array of health benefits, by itself exercise won’t help you lose weight. What we eat is really the cause of that extra weight. Exercise certainly keeps those pounds you lost off, however, exercise alone won’t make you lose the initial weight. For this, you really need to be mindful of what you put...

September 4, 2018

Watercolour - "Go with the Flow" by Kat Grandy

Menstruation is a natural part of every woman’s life. However, it’s treated as negative, dirty, and shameful, mostly due to the symptoms associated during the days leading up to and during “that time of the month”. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, it can be a wonderful thing in a woman’s life and period problems can be a thing of the past!

Hard to believe, I know. As someone who’s suffered terribly since the age of 12, I wish...

August 3, 2018

*sigh* Avocado. How I love thee. 

Let me count the ways — I love thee in salads. I love thee in soups. I love thee in smoothies. I love thee on crackers and toast. I love thee in dressings. I love thee in guacamole. I love thee in chocolate mousse. I love thee in so many ways. And mostly, I love thee just as you are: plain and delicious.

This creamy avocado dressing is perfect to integrate much-needed healthy fat into your diet. Add it to any salad, green bowl, and even on rice or quinoa!


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July 31, 2018

My go-to comfort food recipe: Asian sautéed tempeh with broccoli on a bed of quinoa or brown rice. Delicious, quick and healing!


  • Good quality organic coconut oil

  • I small or 1/2 an onion (optional)

  • 1/2 package of tempeh sliced lengthwise then cut into bite size pieces (found in the freezer section of most supermarkets)

  • 1/2 broccoli cut up

  • 4 - 5 garlic buds (half sliced, half finely chopped)

  • 1 tbsp of light tamari (or soy sauce)

  • 1 tbsp minced ginger

  • map...

July 30, 2018

A soothing and earthy combination of three classic culinary spices—cumin, coriander, and fennel — this herbal tea, which has a long history of use in Ayurveda, aids in the absorption of nutrients, stimulates the lymphatic system, and is beneficial for the digestive system in reducing gas and bloating. 


  • 1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (to taste, as not everyone is crazy about the taste of cumin)

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July 11, 2018

According to my mom, who can be quite discerning, this is the best potato salad she’s ever had (and trust me, she is not saying this because I’m her daughter!)

The most crucial part of this potato salad is the fresh herbs. During the growing season there is such a bounty of fresh herbs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with all sorts, even those you‘ve not tried or heard of before. You simply can’t go wrong!


  • 680 gr (1 1/2 lb) mini potatoes

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard (or to tast...

June 28, 2018

Il est étrange que nous ne remettons pas en question la préparation de nombreux événements dans la vie, mais la plupart des gens ne préparent pas leur corps pour une chirurgie élective. Nous consacrons beaucoup de temps à préparer un mariage, à passer un examen, à organiser une réunion d'affaires importante, ou à organiser un événement sportif compétitif. Pourquoi alors, est-ce quand il s'agit de chirurgie, la plupart des gens ne pensent jamais beaucoup à la préparation?

~ Chaque fois que le corps sub...

May 29, 2018

The practice of cleansing is considered a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. It provides an important means of clearing accumulated waste and toxicity from the mind and the tissues, encouraging optimal health.

"These days, a periodic cleansing regimen is more vital to our health than ever before. Our bodies are being asked to process a seemingly endless barrage of harmful inputs such as environmental toxins, processed foods, unresolved emotions, and psychological stress. Over time, these stressors ca...

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