5 steps to slowly ease into Paleo

Paleo diet

Jumping in all at once might be overwhelming, especially if you are not already in a healthy eating routine. Taking one step at a time and watching what you eat can certainly help easing into a paleo diet and make lasting changes. Here are 5 easy steps to help you slowly reach your paleo or…

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia Vanilla Pudding

When I saw beautiful pictures of chia puddings on Pinterest, I kept saying to myself, there’s no way I’m spending time to create puddings for breakfast until I looked up one recipe… I couldn’t believe just how easy and least time consuming it was and now my family has chia pudding three times a week…

Oh this superfood called chia seeds!

Chia seeds used to be for Chia pets, but not anymore. In the past 5 to 10 years Chia has become the superfood that everyone is raving about. Although it has been popular only for the last few years, Chia seeds have been around for thousands of years. The Mayans used Chia seeds for strength,…

A miracle called Cayenne Pepper

cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper, scientifically called as capsicum is also known as cow-horn pepper and is related to bell peppers, jalapeños and paprika. Cayenne pepper is grown in tropical regions with temperate climates. It is used in powder form in cooking, as flakes for sprinkling on food and extracts are used to make supplements. I am sure…

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving dinner

Butternut squash soup is always a must for Canadian Thanksgiving Dinners. The turkey can be cancelled… LOL I’ve made this soup over the years using several different recipes and this year it looks like we are going to make it all vegan. My other recipes in the previous years included addition of heavy cream or…

Grab a fresh squeezed citrus juice

orange juice

Drink a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice along with your iron supplement. The vitamin C in the orange juice boosts the absorption of iron in food. Oranges have been discovered to have a wide range of phytonutrients called flavonoids. Flavonoid compounds called naringin in grapefruit and hesperidin in oranges have several healing properties like…

A Hearty Green Pea Soup

Pea soup

A hearty green pea soup is exactly what I would love to start the season with! Whoever said vegans don’t get enough protein weren’t thinking right. Because these green peas can pack a punch and deliver most beneficial nutrients. Green peas are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. And they are also a…